Norway vs Germany
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Sunday; 4-September-2016
Kick-off: 01:45 GMT+7
Venue: Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo.
It comes after a qualifying campaign for EURO pretty good.
They finished ranked 3rd in the group with 19 points collected in 10 games.
They managed to get 6 wins, drew once, but were also beaten 3 times, 2 times with Italy and Croatia.
The attack was the 3rd best group with 13 achievements, surpassed only by that of Italy but also that of Croatia.
It was ranked and defending all the same place and everything after the 2 they cashed 10 goals.
After the conclusion of the group phase went to the dam where they gave Hungary.
Were removed from competition they clearly after a double victory.
After missing participating in EURO have played no less than six friendlies and drawn in one, they have lost three and two have won.
It comes after a less successful EURO them leave the competition in the semifinals.
In groups they have had a good run and ended the first place, on equal points with Poland, 7 in total.
They had a better goal difference but because they have scored 3 times and did not get empty.
In optimal gave over Slovakia which passed smoothly with a 3-0 sec.
In quarters past Italy after a marathon match ended in penalty kicks.
But the game followed by France, the host country of the tournament and here were defeated 2-0.
Basically one man and sent home the Germans, Antoine Griezmann managed double.
From the tournament were playing a friendly against Finland in which they won 2-0.
The two have met 4 times before and Norway won once and drew once all Germany won in two rows.
The last time they met in 2009, in a friendly played in Dusseldorf and surprisingly Norwegians won 1-0.
The defending World Champions Germany start their journey to book a ticket to the 2018 edition of the tournament in Russia with a away match to Norway on Sunday evening.
Joachim Low tutored side continued to display their attacking brand of football in the past few seasons. They have qualified as group winners in each of the last four qualifying campaigns for Euros and World Cups under Low. The same can be expected this term as they are drawn in a relatively easy group which includes Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, San Marino and Azerbaijan besides Sunday’s opponent Norway.
The Norwegians haven’t had any success in the qualification campaigns since their last appearance at the Euros in 2000. They made it to two consecutive World Cups during 1994 and 1998, since then they failed in the last four qualifiers. However, they can take some positives after making it to the final play-offs to qualify for Euro 2016. But they are drawn in a tough group and need some magic performances to upset the odds.
Norway vs Germany: Head-to-Head
The latest meeting between these two sides was in a friendly match at Dusseldorf on February 2009 in which Norway earned a surprise 1-0 win.
Norway’s only meeting with Germany in a World Cup qualifying match can be dated back to 1953. The Germans won the home leg 5-1 after holding the Norwegians to a 1-1 draw in the away leg.
Norway vs Germany: Prediction
Germany have a formidable record in the qualifying tournaments and they hardly disappoints in competitive fixtures. The Norwegians are a relatively young side and coming with an inexperienced defense. While the Germans like to press high up the field and dominate the possession, goals will come in plenty.
A straight win for Germany at 9/20 is a decent offer, but my favourite pick for to bet on the Germans on a -1 handicap, which is priced at 6/5. I also back the Germans to score at least twice here.
Norway vs Germany: Betting Tips
Germany to win at 9/20 (1.45)
Handicap Germany -1 at (6/5) 2.20
Germany – Over 1.5 goals