1. Bodo/Glimt Vs Zalgris. Last week's first leg tussle among Zalgiris and Bodo/Glimt formed into a genuine slugfest where the two groups showed an eye for objective in an astonishing draw. That was the eighth time in ten installations including the Norwegians where over 2.5 objectives were scored and we're tipping a similar outcome to land when the assault disapproved of hosts go on the chase for additional objectives on Thursday.
LATVIA VS NORWAY. Latvia claimed a crucial win over Gibraltar on Wednesday but Norway will provide a far sterner test in Riga on Saturday. Norway sit in fourth spot in Group I but they are one of three teams on seven points after four games and are just one point behind group leaders Turkey.
Norway vs Netherlands The Netherlands are the downright favorites on paper after winning seven of their ten head to head matches with Norway, but the visitors’ recent performances has shown how vulnerable they can be if properly tested. With the recent 0-4 loss to Norway on their minds, the host would have to be tactically superior to overcome this test in Norway.
NORWAY VS GIBRALTAR. Goal difference could well be a factor later this year when determining who qualifies from a tight Group G, and Norway can give theirs a significant boost when they welcome strugglers Gibraltar to Oslo this Tuesday night. The Norwegians are locked in a three way battle with Turkey and Netherlands, and a draw at home to the Dutch last week before a Saturday victory in Latvia ensured that they’ll remain well in contention for Qatar 2022 going into the next international break in October.
Grandma v Molde The Norwegians upset Hoffenheim in the last 32, but we do not believe that they are capable of claiming yet another major scalp.
NORWAY VS LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg is a team these years that can unpleasantly surprise any selection if they are not taken seriously. They play attacking football and prefer to lose in a game with many goals than to close, play defensively, and hope not to concede many goals.
NORWAY VS TURKEY For the first time since 1996, Norway started their World Cup Qualifying (WCQ) campaign with a win - a good omen as that was the last campaign that saw them qualify for the finals!