Tip Norway - Sweden
Both teams have lost once in their last five matches and have three wins and a draw apiece and having both finished strongly in their UEFA Nations League campaigns, it will be interesting to see how they approach these qualifiers. Norway’s loss to Spain came away from home; they will be happy to play at home in the second game of Group F, as they have a run of eight straight wins at home, with seven clean sheets. They are also unbeaten in the last 10 home matches, drawing two and winning the rest. Norway have however lost each of the last four Euro qualifying matches, twice to Hungary, and to Italy and the most recent one, to Spain. Their home form in the qualifiers is however a bit impressive, with six wins in 10, and two losses. Sweden have five wins in 10 away Euro qualifier matches and they will be keen to build on the opening win over Romania. They have kept just three clean sheets in 12 away matches in Euro qualifiers and facing Norway who have scored in all but three of the last 15 home matches in the qualifiers, will call for great discipline from the Swedes. Each of the last two matches between the two nations ended in draws. Each of the last 11 meetings between the two nations have been in friendly matches; they meet in competitive action for the first time since 1977.
Key points Norway - Sweden
Norway have a run of eight straight wins at home.
The last 11 meetings between the two sides have been in friendly matches.
Sweden have five wins in 10 away Euro qualifier matches
Conclusion Norway - Sweden
Norway started their qualification campaign on a wrong footing and they will be keen to get their act together and three points here will do them a great deal of good. They have a great record at home in recent matches and this will be among the things to give them hope. Sweden started well but their away run in such qualifiers is not the best, while they have also been conceding a lot. A win for Norway here is a big possibility.
Norway Sweden Prediction published on March 24, 2019