Seeking to stay alive in the fight for a place in the Euro 2020 finals, the Norway squad welcome the Malta squad this Thursday, September 5, at the Ullevål stadium in Oslo. The meeting, which is scheduled to start at 3:45 pm EDT, is part of the schedule of the fifth of the ten qualifying rounds scheduled for competition.The teams are in group F, which has the lead shot in the lead. The Fury has accumulated the 12 possible points in the first four rounds and will hardly miss the first of the reserved slots. The second, however, remains open. The runner-up is split between Swedes and Romanians with seven points. The Norwegians, with five, are in the glue occupying the fourth place. Malta, with three points, occupies fifth place. The flashlight is from the Faroe Islands, which has not yet scored.
In celebration of the tournament’s 60th anniversary, the sixteenth edition of the tournament will be played next year in 12 countries. The qualifiers have 55 teams in contention, including Kosovo’s first appearance. They were divided into ten groups with five or six participants who will face each other in turn and return. In the end, the top two will have their classification guaranteed.The remaining four places will be contested by the 16 group winners in the four versions of the European League of Nations which had their first edition played in 2018. In case the winners also get a place in the playoffs, their place in the playoffs that will define the last participants of the tournament. Euro 2020 will be occupied by the team that took the next position in their tournament key. The final battle will take place in March next year, just before the start of the Euro Cup, which is scheduled for June 12 to July 12. The final will be in England.
Norwegians, however, will have to produce results above expectations to reverse the situation. This is because they have faced Romanians and Swedes in their domains and could not win.Against Sweden, in the first of the double matches in March, they were 3-3. Against Romania, in the June commitments, the equality by 2-2. Thus, to waste points against rivals of the lower block as Malta is out question for those who want to get the rating.Against the Faroe Islands, another team in this range, Norway did their duty by making it 2-0. The only defeat of the team was against Spain, on rival soil, 2-1, in the opening day.
In the case of Malta, getting the rating was certainly not in the plans nor the most optimistic of the members of the technical commission. The very modest selection simply aims to avoid getting in the flashlight.In this sense, he took an important step by winning the home game against the Faroe Islands 2-1. Now, he will have to defend that advantage in the return match. While the decisive match of this particular knockout is not enough, the other games on the calendar are used as preparation and the goal is to avoid thrashing.Against Spain, at home, Malta was even successful. They lost only 2-0. However, in the double journey of June, they did not perform the same against Sweden (3-0, away) and Romania (4-0, home).
It occupies the fourth place in the group and has accumulated five points. It is two lengths away from second place, which ensures the qualification at EURO. Only in the last round he achieved the first success, in front of the representative from Faroe Islands. Prepare for the big derby with Sweden, which is scheduled on Sunday.In the match against Feroe, Mohamed Elyounoussi would be the most important player who did not take the team lot (fotball.no). Nor has Linnes been summoned, and the Nyland goalkeeper is no longer an option, this season only evolving to the second team of Aston Villa.
It comes after drastic failures in front of Sweden and Romania, three, four goals respectively difference. It is a performance for her as she accumulated three points, managing to defeat the Faroe Islands. He has not won a victory in a trip in over six years. It can hardly issue any claim in Norway, being too weak.In the lot we find only two players who do not evolve in the championship of Malta. It’s Muscat (Olhanense) and Gambin (Colchester).
The last direct matches took place in the preliminaries for EURO 2016. The Norwegians then won without problems in both matches and did not even score a goal.
2. The latest information before playing Norway vs Malta!
In the previous round of the EURO 2020 Preliminaries it was imposed in the Faroe Islands with 0-2 (June 10, 2019).
She is unbeaten in the previous 3 games (2 draws and 1 success).
In the last 14 official and friendly matches he has played, he has suffered only 2 failures.
With 5 points collected after the first 4 games in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers, it is in 4th position.
In the last 2 games he played at home there were scored over 2.5 goals.
Has scored at least 1 goal in each of the previous 12 matches played in Norway.
With 3 goals scored, Bjorn Johnsen is the national top scorer.
It has no players with medical problems (among the 23 players selected for this match).
The last match he played in the EURO 2020 Preliminaries was against Romania; on June 10, 2019, she was defeated at home with 0-4 “tricolors”.
Moreover, it comes after 3 consecutive failures in which he scored 9 goals and did not score.
With 3 points accumulated after the first 4 games, it occupies the penultimate place in Group F.
He has received at least 1 goal in each of the last 20 matches he has played.
In 3 of the previous 4 games he played outside there were registered over 2.5 goals.
According to the official site mfa.com.mt, defender Karl Micallef and striker Paul Farrugia were included in the lot for this match, after, in the previous 2 games of the EURO 2020 Preliminaries (with Sweden and Romania), they were unavailable from the cause of accidents.
Jonathan Caruana and Matthew Guillaumier were NOT included in the batch due to medical problems.
2. Norway vs Malta likely teams!
- Norway (4-4-2) – Grytebust – Elabdellaoui, Nordtveit, Ajer, Aleesami – Odegaard, Selnaes, Berge, Henriksen – Johnsen, King.
Malta (5-4-1) – Bonello – Mbong, Zach Muscat, Micallef, Borg, Zerafa – Rowen Muscat, Fenech, Gambin, Corbalan – Effiong.
3. Information about the last direct meetings!
They met 7 times; Norway prevailed in all parties.
Of the 7 direct confrontations, Malta scored in a single match, in a match played at home on November 21, 2007 (final score: 1-4).
In each of the last 6 straight meetings, Norway has scored at least 2 goals.
Football Prediction of the Day Norway vs Malta
There is no margin for risk guessing in this confrontation. Rather technically superior, the Malta squad is forecasting their success against Malta as the best guess for Thursday’s match for Euro 2020 qualifying round five.
For this game I bet on the total forecast goals second half over 1.5.
In the previous 4 matches that Norway played in the EURO 2020 Preliminaries, they scored at least 2 goals in the second half.
In the last game played by Malta in the Scandinavian Peninsula, over 1.5 goals were scored in the second half.
Moreover, in 2 of the previous 3 matches played by Malta on the move there were scored at least 2 goals in the second half.
Most likely, Norway will storm the Maltese gate from the start of the match; However, I believe that Malta will approach this ultra defensive game and will try to cover as much as possible the defense spaces. But, however, with the passage of time, fatigue will be installed in the opposing camp and that is why I think there are higher chances that in the second half the game will open and score at least 2 goals.
In addition to needing all 3 points, Norway also needs as many goals scored.
Bet Tips: Norway
Norway has a much too easy mission on Thursday. The Vikings want to get in shape for the match with Sweden and will definitely force and attack throughout the match. In the last 20 years they have done a real show in every duel with Malta.The guests are very weak and will be dominated extensively from the first minutes. Most likely Norway will take the lead quickly and will drop to many goals by the end of the match. I think the hosts will have an advantage both at the break and at the end, and besides, I am raising at least three successes in the match.
Prediction Today: 1 break / 1 final and over 2.5 goals