Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
All eyes will be on Ullevall Stadion when Norway and Spain square off against each other in the Group A derby. The Norwegians faced no difficulties in a 4-0 win over Cyprus, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Alvaro Morata and Co. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Man City striker Erling Haaland, who scored a brace in the last group game, while Stale Solbakken has no fresh injury worries.
La Roja, on the other hand, head into the match with a severely-weakened squad as all Asensio, Olmo, Gaya, Williams, Yamal, Pedri, and Pino missed the 2-0 win over Scotland with injuries. Anyhow, given Spain’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Veteran right-back Jesus Navas is pushing for a start after proving an assist for Morata in the last qualifying match, as well as midfielder Oihan Sancet, who sealed the triumph in Seville.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Carvajal):
Dani Carvajal is a Spanish footballer who is a product of Real Madrid’s youth academy. After making 68 appearances for Castilla, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 and he was producing outstanding performances with the Bundesliga outfit in the 2012/2013 season.
In the summer of 2013 he returned to Real Madrid as los Blancos exercised their buy-back option and the pacey full back has been playing for the Spanish giants ever since. Carvajal won two Champions League trophies with Real Madrid (2013/2014, 2015/2016), but he has yet to win the La Liga trophy with the capital club. Dani has five caps for Spain U21 and he played his fifth game for the senior team against Macedonia in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
He made his Spain debut on 4 September, 2014 in a 1-0 loss France in Paris. Speaking of his individual honours, he was named in the Champions League team of the season (2013/2014). Dani Carvajal has a contract with Real Madrid which expires on 30 June, 2020.
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.