Norway are on course to secure their place at the World Cup Finals in Qatar and a home match against Latvia could be the perfect place to grab three more points. Will they take the maximum? Find out with our Norway vs Latvia match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Norway vs Latvia: Our top tips
- Prediction one: To win to nil – Norway @ 5/9 (1.56)
- Prediction two: Handicap – Norway -1 @ 2/5 (1.40)
- Prediction three: Total goals – Over 2.5 @ 1/2 (1.50)
*Odds from Netbet are subject to change.
Norway to win and keep it clean
Our first tip for this game is Norway to win whilst keeping a clean sheet. Two of Norway's last three wins have been to nil and they've only shipped six goals in the qualification group; that's the joint best defensive record in group G. Latvia have the second worst attack in the group having netted just eight goals in eight games. Three of Latvia's last four games have seen them fail to score too with one of those games being against Norway. Given Norway now have home advantage, it's hard to see much of a different outcome.
Nice and easy for the hosts
On top of backing Norway to win to nil, we also think they'll have room to spare in the score line hence the minus one handicap prediction. Norway have won three of their last five with all those victories having been by at least two goals. Latvia's away form is hardly great either; if you sum up their goals for and goals against across the last five it makes pretty horrid reading. They've scored five goals but shipped an eye watering 14; given they lost 2-0 to Norway just a couple of months ago it seems like a safe bet.
There will be goals
Last but not least we turn our attention to the total goals market; given we've just mentioned Latvia have seen 19 goals in their last five away games it won't be a big surprise that we're backing over 2.5. They Latvia away average is a hefty 3.8. Then you have the Norway angle; the home side have seen a total of 14 goals in their last five home games, which is a 2.8 average. To cap our prediction off, you can look to the last time Latvia visited Norway; they lost 3-1.
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Norway vs Latvia: Matchday preview
Norway are looking good value to make it to Qatar 2022 right now and with a superstar like Erling Haaland in their ranks it's hardly a surprise; they'll be without the Dortmund striker here though as he's injured. That probably means Alexander Sörloth will get the nod up top. Latvia's hopes of a Finals appearance is non-existent and if they're to spring a surprise here they'll need Roberts Ozols to be on top form in goal.
FAQ on Norway vs Latvia
- Where is the game being played? – Ullevål Stadion
- Who do the bookies have as favourites? – Norway
- What time is KO? 5 PM GMT