Norway and Montenegro meet to contest a crucial UEFA World Cup Qualification Group E match in Oslo on Monday. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our match preview.
Norway vs Montenegro – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Second meets fourth in Group E as Norway and Montenegro go head-to-head in Oslo. Find our top three predictions for the contest below.
- Football Whispers Prediction One: Norway to Win @8/13
- Football Whispers Prediction Two: Both Teams to Score @11/10
- Football Whispers Prediction Three: First Team to Score – Norway @1/2
Odds, taken from Ladbrokes, are subject to change.
Norway to Win
With just two places and three points separating Norway (2nd) and Montenegro (4th) in Group E, Monday’s qualifier in Oslo takes on huge importance and we’re backing the hosts to prevail. The Norwegians are unbeaten in five games in the section and they have tasted defeat just once in their last seven assignments at home. Montenegro are unreliable on the road, failing to win nine of their last 13 away tests, and they habit for coming unstuck on their travels could hold them back again.
Both Teams to Score
Norway have kept just one clean sheet in their last four qualification tussles however, so there could be some wiggle room for Montenegro to impact the scoresheet on Monday. The visitors have notched in all but one of their Group E away skirmishes since the campaign kicked off and their knack for notching on the road opens up a window for bettors to back both teams to score in Oslo.
First Team to Score – Norway
Montenegro have routinely been slow starters away from home in Group E and they have conceded the opening goal in three of their four fixtures outside their borders during their qualification adventure. Norway meanwhile, have broken the deadlock in four of their last five fixtures in the group and with a passionate home crowd pushing them on, they look a solid bet to open their account first on Monday.
Norway vs Montenegro preview: Key contest in Oslo
Norway's squad has been hit by an injury crisis, but even though Kristoffer Ajer, Jonas Svensson, Joshua King and star striker Erling Haaland are all absent, the Norwegians battled to an impressive 1-1 draw at Turkey on Friday evening. That result felt significant and a follow up victory against Montenegro on Monday would allow Stale Solbakken's troops to take a firm grip on their World Cup qualification destiny.
As expected, Montenegro cruised to a 3-0 win at Gibraltar on Friday and kept themselves in the running near the summit of Group E in the process. However, the Montenegrins have yet to beat a team of note in the section with all three of their wins coming against aforementioned makeweights Gibraltar (twice) and Latvia. However, manager Miodrag Radulović will hope to take advantage of Norway’s personnel issues in Oslo on Monday.
Norway vs Montenegro: Stats, Markets & Odds
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Q&A – Norway vs Montenegro
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend using Ladbrokes for Monday’s skirmish.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on October 11
What stadium will the match be played at?
Monday’s game will be played at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo.