Norway vs Slovakia prediction, odds & betting tips – 26/03/2024

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Norway vs Slovakia prediction
Both sides tasted defeat in their previous round of fixtures – Photo by Icon Sport

Both sides will be keen to round off this international break with a positive result after tasting defeat against Austria and the Czech Republic respectively. It's safe to say that Slovakia have far more to be wary of than their opponents who boast the likes of Martin Odegaard and Erling Haaland within their ranks.

Norway vs Slovakia prediction: Both sides hoping for a turnaround in fortunes

Norway vs Slovakia predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both Teams to score

⚽ Correct score prediction

Norway 3-0 Slovakia

⚽ Anytime goalscorer

Erling Haaland

Key stats

  • Norway have scored in nine of their last 10 matches
  • Only Spain have stopped Norway from scoring since 2022
  • Slovakia have won back-to-back away games

Pre-game odds and win probability: Norway seen as overwhelming favourites

Home: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.9%

Draw: 27/10 (3.7) – 27%

Away: 18/5 (4.6) – 21.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

With the embarrassment of riches, Norway boast in the final third, you may not feel there is value in backing an outright winner. So, be sure to check out the free betting tips we have to offer across all international fixtures.

This game is likely going to come down to head-to-head battles – something we've looked more into on our betting insights page for England's next match – between Norway's attack and Slovakia's backline. The likes of Oscar Bobb and Haaland are going to be dangerous going forward for their country and Slovakia's defence must be ready for a tough task.

Last five H2Hs: Norway often have the upper hand

These two sides have met fewer than five times through their history but when they have clahed it's been Norway who have more often than not come out on top.

Norway have won three out of the four meetings and Slovakia got their sole victory in 2017 when Stanislav Lobotka netted a 90th-minute winner in front of their home supporters.

Norway preview: Looking for an immediate bounce back

Despite boasting some very exciting and talented attacking players, Norway have only managed to win one of their past four games across all competitions. That one victory was against Faroe Islands, so certainly nothing to shout home about and this match is a must-win for confidence more than anything.

Predicted lineup: Nyland (GK) – Ajer, Hanche-Olsen, Ostigard, Bjorkan – Odegaard, Berg, Berge – Bobb, Haaland, Elyounoussi

International Match 26/03/24

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Slovakia

Slovakia

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Norway

Norway

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International Match 22/03/24

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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Norway

Norway

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Euro 2024 Qualifying 19/11/23

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Scotland

Scotland

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Norway

Norway

3

International Match 16/11/23

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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

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Norway

Norway

2

Euro 2024 Qualifying 15/10/23

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Spain

Spain

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Norway

Norway

0

Slovakia preview: Hoping to maintain solid away form

It's just one defeat in the last six matches for Slovakia, but they certainly got 2024 off on the wrong foot conceding after just six seconds against Austria. Slovakia have also won back-to-back away games, including when they were down to 10 men against Bosnia and Herzegovina so they will pose a threat to Norway.

Predicted lineup: Dubravka (GK) – Tomic, Gyomber, Obert, Hancko – Lobotka, Kucka, Duda – Haraslin, Tupta, Duris

International Match 26/03/24

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Norway

Norway

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Slovakia

Slovakia

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International Match 23/03/24

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Austria

Austria

2

Slovakia

Slovakia

0

Euro 2024 Qualifying 19/11/23

W

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Slovakia

Slovakia

2

Euro 2024 Qualifying 16/11/23

W

Iceland

Iceland

2

Slovakia

Slovakia

4

Euro 2024 Qualifying 16/10/23

W

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

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Slovakia

Slovakia

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Norway's Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland has failed to score in three games for Norway – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Erling Haaland

While Erling Haaland is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers in the world and a top-draw finisher, he is currently on a barren run of form for his country. The Norweigan giant has failed to score in three consecutive games against the Czech Republic, Faroe Islands and Spain respectively

Back to the basics against Slovakia

It's four games in Haaland's last six home appearances when playing for his country and after blanking last time out he will be eager to correct this worrying form. He was carrying a knock during training earlier in the week, but he's the type of player who will be desperate to ripple the back of the net.


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