On Thursday, the red devils from Belgium were the first team to solve the ticket to the Europe-wide EURO 2020 via the regular European Championship qualification. Just that goal could reach on Saturday, the Furia Roja from Spain. With a victory in Norway and some support in the other matches of this group, the Spaniards could be qualified for the European Championship on Saturday night.
By the end of the round, the Iberians will have made it to the finals anyway. To make sure it is safe on Saturday, either Sweden on Malta or Romania in the Faroe Islands must feather. Of course, the team of Roberto Moreno has to do his own homework in Oslo first.
Today’s Betting Tips Norway vs Spain
However, a look at the table of this group F makes it clear that the Spaniards will also be the big favorite away. The Iberians are after six games with 18 points clearly at the top of the classification. Sweden, Romania and Norway are likely to be in second place for the EURO 2020, with ranks eleven, ten and nine following in ranks two to four.
Malta and the Faroe Islands are already beaten off and will not be celebrating a European Championship debut in 2020. But let’s get back to the game of the Furia Roja in Oslo. After the tragic retirement of Luis Enrique, Roberto Moreno seems to be just the right man in the right place. Under his direction, the Spaniards have won all matches so far.
So it is only logical that in the duel between Norway and Spain, the prediction clearly goes in the direction of the guests. However, Norway has developed very well in recent months, so we do not think it is out of the question that the Scandinavians might be able to keep a point at home on Saturday.
Nevertheless, we would not place a tip on the hosts in the international match between Norway and Spain. At first glance, the Spanish superiority will probably be too obvious.
Norway – Statistics & Current Form
Lars Lagerbäck is an old hand, who knows how to drive a team to a big tournament. With Sweden, the coach was very successful. In addition, he oversaw the Super Eagles from Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup and led Iceland sensational for EURO 2016 to France. Now he is about to kiss Norwegian football out of its slumber.
If Norway qualifies for EURO 2020, that would be a comeback after exactly 20 years. However, with Romania, Sweden and just the Norwegians, three teams are arguing for a place in this group behind Spain. Norway still has the worst tickets. A point or even a win against the Spaniards could dramatically improve the matter in favor of the Norwegians.
After all, Norway has not lost for five games. In fact, there was only one defeat in the current European Championship qualifier, in Spain, of all places, where it was still a good one in the tight 1: 2. This result encourages the Scandinavians. Perhaps it would be interesting to keep in the match between Norway and Spain, the odds on a point win the home side in the eye.
In the last international matches in September, it was not bad for the team of Lars Lagerbäck. At first the Norwegians won 2-0 against Malta at home. In the home country of the coach, Norway then scored a point at 1-1. Stefan Johansen scored the 1: 0 for Norge, but Sweden was able to compensate for the deserved draw.
The match against Spain could be decisive for the Norwegians. Almost everyone expects a defeat. Lars Lagerbäck expresses something cryptic before kick-off.
“It will be a bit of a gamble against Spain. We have prepared things that we have not played so far. ” – Lars Lagerback
Apparently, the Norwegian coach has a secret plan, as he can take the Spaniards at least one point. Maybe the hosts will actually manage a surprise on Saturday.
Gladly the coach would have resorted to his formidable attacker Erling Bride Haland of Red Bull Salzburg. However, he had to cancel his assignment due to injury. The two from Germany known Mats Möller Daehli and Iver Fossum are also not involved. Thus, we are basically expecting the same formation that was last used in Sweden.
Expected formation of Norway:
➦ Jarstein – Aleesami, Reginiussen, Nordtveit, Elabdellaoui – Berge, Henriksen – Selnaes, Ödegaard, Johansen – King
➦ Trainer: Lagerbäck
Last matches of Norway:
⚽️ 08.09.2019 – Sweden vs. Norway 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Norway vs. Malta 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Faroe Islands Vs. Norway 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Norway vs. Romania 2: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Norway vs. Sweden 3: 3 (European Championship Qualification)
Spain – Statistics & Current Form
From a gentle change we can not speak at the Furia Roja. In the last two world championships and the last EURO, the Spaniards have not been able to build on the old performance. With Sergio Ramos and Sergio Busquets are basically only two players of the successful years to the trunk of this team to count.
The new generation of Spaniards no longer play ball possession football permanently, but are also able to bring the round leather forward quickly. At the moment, the Spaniards are very successful. Overall, there have been seven victories in the last seven games. Even the change of coach from Luis Enrique to Roberto Moreno meant no break in the team.
On the contrary – the stroke of fate, which had to accept the former coach, seems to have welded the team together. In any case, Roberto Moreno does not know what it’s like to lose a game as the main coach of the Furia Roja. That should not change on Saturday in Norway. The bookmakers are in the match between Norway and Spain from a prediction on an away win.
In September, the Spaniards had initially a tough match in Romania to deny, but there they could prevail 2-1. Then there was a clear 4-0 home win against the Faroe Islands, in which Roberto Moreno has done some experiments. Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer scored twice in a one-sided game.
The game against the islanders Roberto Moreno but rather viewed as a test match. On some positions players were used, which will not be on Saturday in Norway in the game. Jose Luis Gaya, Mario Hermoso, Suso or even Paco Alcacer are not present in the next two international matches against Norway and Sweden.
In general, the Spaniards still missing some other interesting players. In addition to the already mentioned players are Isco, Alvaro Morata, Marco Asensio or Iaso Aspas not nominated. With the enormous pool of players that the Furia Roja can boast, this might not have the biggest impact.
Expected formation of Spain:
➦ De Gea – Bernat, I. Martinez, Ramos, Carvajal – Saul Niguez, Thiago, Busquets – Oyarzabal, G. Moreno, Rodrigo
➦ Coach: R. Moreno
Last matches of Spain:
⚽️ 08.09.2019 – Spain vs. Faroe Islands 4: 0 (European Championship qualification)
⚽️ 05.09.2019 – Romania vs. Spain 1: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 10.06.2019 – Spain vs Sweden 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Faroe Islands Vs. Spain 1: 4 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Malta vs. Spain 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
Norway vs Spain Direct Comparison
The teams from Spain and Norway faced each other seven times. The direct comparison is a relatively clear affair with a 5-1 victory for the Spaniards in a draw. The only victory in the direct duel celebrated the Scandinavians at the EURO 2000 in Belgium and the Netherlands.
After that there were three victories for the Furia Roja. However, these were not as clear as one might have thought. So the Spaniards did in the first leg of the current European Championship qualification at home against Norge hard. Rodrigo and Sergio Ramos were the Spaniards’ scorers in a 2-1 home win. In the meantime, Joshua King could even make up for it.
Norway vs Spain Free Betting Tips Explained
On Saturday two form-strong teams meet in Oslo. Norway has not lost in the last five internationals and has received in the current European Championship qualifier ever only one defeat, and of all against Spain. The Furia Roja, however, marches through this qualification. There were six wins in the first six games of EURO 2020.
Overall, the Spaniards have recently won seven games in a row. Nevertheless, the encounter in Oslo will not be easy. The Scandinavians desperately need points to stay close to Sweden and Romania in the battle for second place just before the end of the qualification. Nevertheless, we think that in the match between Norway and Spain a tip on an away win should be successful.
Key facts – Norway vs Spain tips
🔎 Norway have lost none of the last five internationals.
🔎 Spain took seven wins from their last seven games.
🔎 The Spaniards have recently won three times in a row against Norway.
In general, the Spaniards have laid the foundation for their victories in the qualifiers almost without exception in the first half. We can imagine that it will be on Saturday too. We would therefore like to use the betting odds for a tip halfway / final score for the guests in the duel between Norway and Spain.
Competition: EC Qualification Group. F
Bet Tip: 2/2
Stake: 6/10 units