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Norway vs Czech Republic Predictions, Tips and Odds: First meeting in seven years

Having failed to qualify for Euro 2024, Norway will be hoping to prove critics wrong when they face Czech Republic in an international friendly on Friday at 5pm (UK time).

Norway vs Czech Republic predictions

Norway vs Czech Republic: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 4/5 with Bet365
Correct Score 4-1 40/1 with Betfair
First Goalscorer Erling Haaland 7/2 with Paddy Power

The stats behind our Norway vs Czech Republic predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in the Czech Republic’s last four away games in friendlies.
  • Norway have won four of their last five international friendly home matches (averaging four goals per game).
  • Norway opened the scoring in six of their last eight international friendly home matches.

Norway to perform now the pressure is off?

Having failed to qualify for Euro 2024. it has now been 24 years and 12 successive competitions since Norway last qualified for a major tournament.

After finishing third in Group A behind Spain and Scotland, another tournament will come and go, which seems a huge shame with some of the talent they have in their ranks.

Erling Haaland has broken countless goalscoring records in the Premier League and Champions League, while playmaker Martin Ødegaard is having a season to remember for Arsenal and has played the most through balls, made the most successful passes into the box and created the most chances from open-play in Europe’s top seven leagues so far this campaign.

With these two linking up and the likes of Oscar Bobb, Sander Berge and Alexander Sørloth all around the squad, you would expect more from Norway, but it just never seems to click.

 

However, despite their failure to perorm in qualifying, friendly internationals seem to be where they shine, winning 10 of their last 12 and keeping seven clean sheets in that time.

They face a Czech Republic side who ended their qualifying campaign near unbeaten, level on points with Group E winners Albania, after four wins from eight games as they build-up to Euro 2024.

Norway vs Czech Republic match tip

Over 2.5 goals @ 1/1 with Betfair 

Four of Norway’s last six international home matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored, while Czech Republic have only failed to find the back of the net once in their last eight games across all competitions.Three of the last four meetings between these two sides has seen three or more goals scored in the match.

Norway vs Czech Republic odds

NORWAY VS CZECH REPUBLIC
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*Odds correct as of 07:30 on March 21

Norway are firm favourites for this international friendly and are odds-on in some places despite not qualifying for Euro 2024 when Czech Republic did. Two of the last three meetings between the sides have finished level however, with the draw best priced at 5/2.

Norway vs Czech Republic head-to-head

  • 10 Jun 2017 – Norway 1-1 Czech Republic – FIFA World Cup qualifying
  • 11 Nov 2016 – Czech Republic 2-1 Norway – FIFA World Cup qualifying
  • 05 Mar 2014 – Czech Republic 2-2 Norway – International Friendly
  • 10 Aug 2011 – Norway 3-0 Czech Republic – International Friendly
  • 16 Nov 2005 – Czech Republic 1-0 Norway – FIFA World Cup qualifying

Norway won just one of their previous eight meetings with the Czech Republic (four losses and three draws).


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