Norway – Slovenia, Nations League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR NORWAY - SLOVENIA
Norway lost to Bulgaria in another fairly even match in the last round. Still, their victory over Cyprus keeps them in a good position. Last loss was not particularly enjoyable for the Norwegians, as they were in brilliant form with 5 consecutive wins. Still, Norway is a totally different team at home. Here their series is not interrupted and now they have 5 consecutive home wins, and in total 8 games have not lost as a host. Norway have great players playing on the fields of the English Premier League and that’s for sure to raise their class.
Slovenia already has 2 consecutive losses. They have to play four more games as their chances for the first position have dropped dramatically and they will hardly have the strength to fight for it. They also have some important absences, and the mood for the Slovenes is not entirely uplifted. They also have 5 losses, 1 draw and 1 win in the last 7 games. They only have 4 wins in the last 23 away games, but they have come over teams like Malta, San Marino and Lithuania. Only Montenegro was the more serious rival they defeated, but in a friendly.
Norway and Slovenia have already meat this century several times. The Norwegians certainly have an advantage in these clashes. Slovenia won for the first time vs. Norway in the last match in 2013 by 3-0 at home, but aside from that, they’ve got a zero draw at home again and have a total of 5 losses from Norway in terms of matches between 1999. and 2013. It is important to specify that none of these clashes were friendlies, but European and world qualifications. Here the overall shape, the more serious class, the ambitions and the home factor are in favor of Norway at the moment. The odds have already fallen, but still good enough. Our prediction is Norway to win at 1.72
NORWAY TEAM NEWS
Reginiussen (D) was dismissed from the squad at the last minute and the other more serious absent is Odegaard
SLOVENIA TEAM NEWS
The best players, Oblak and Kampl, are not in the squad. Verbic and Kurtic are also out