Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
After failing to make life difficult for Spain at Estadio La Rosaleda (0-3), Norway will look to record their first win in Group A when they take on Georgia on Tuesday afternoon. Man City superstar Erling Haaland was sorely missed in the opener, and, in his absence Real Sociedad man Alexander Sorloth will continue to lead the line for the visiting team. Brentford centre-back Kristoffer Ajer is yet another absentee in the away side.
The Georgians, meanwhile, crushed Mongolia 6-1 on Saturday despite the fact that Napoli ace Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was given a rest. The 22-year-old winger returns to the starting XI, and seeing that Norway will be without key players in their second group game, we are tempted to put our money on the home side. In their last meeting in a competitive match, back in 1999, Norway defeated Georgia 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Team (Norway):
Norway are a Nordic side that participated three times at the FIFA World Cup finals (1938, 1994 and 1998). The Norwegians were producing fine performances at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, with the team setting up a meeting with Italy in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament thanks to a 2-1 win over Brazil in their last group match.
However, the Azzurri proved to be a big catch for Norway and thanks to Bobo Vieri’s goal the Italians made it to the quarter-finals. Norway only once qualified for the European Championship finals, with the team suffering elimination in the group stages of the 2000 tournament in Belgium and Netherlands. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the most famous Norwegian player and it is well known that he helped Manchester United beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.
The “Baby-faced” striker scored the winner for the Red Devils in the dying seconds of the match. Norway play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion, which was opened in September, 1926. The capacity of the venue is 28.000.