Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Norway will be looking to keep their hopes of securing a place at the Euro 2020 alive when they welcome the Faroe Islands at their Ullevaal Stadion on Friday evening. The Norwegians are four points behind Sweden in Group F, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for Lars Lagerback’s troops. Norway are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and they are surely capable of beating the Faroe Islands, who are having the campaign to forget.
The minnows have collected only three points from possible 24 in the process, with the team beating Malta 1-0 in front of home fans in their last qualifying game. The visitors face an uphill task in Friday’s football match, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Norway’s party at Ullevaal Stadion. Bournemouth attacker Joshua King, who has netted four goals in the Euro 2020 qualifiers to date, is likely to lead the line for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Birger Meling):
Born in Stavanger, Norway on December 17, 1994, Birger Meling is a defender who plays for Eliteserien club Rosenborg. Meling began his youth career at Viking back in 2000, but 13 years later he moved to English club Middlesbrough. However, the Norwegian footballer did not play for the Riverside Stadium outfit at senior level.
Meling started his senior career at Stabaek, but after scoring five goals in 57 appearances for the Blue Ones in the league, he moved to famous Norwegian club Rosenborg in the winter of 2017. Speaking of his international career, Meling made his debut with the Norway national team on November 11, 2017 in a 2-0 loss over North Macedonia.
The Rosenborg defender has six caps with Norway U21 team as well. His preferred foot is left, whilst his main position on the field is left-back. The 173-cm-tall footballer has a contract with Rosenborg, which should expire on December 31, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Faroe Islands):
Faroe Islands gained membership of FIFA on July 2, 1988 and they played their first official game on August 24 against Iceland. They were beaten by the Icelanders in Akranes, but two years later they recorded probably the most significant victory in the history of the national team as they defeated Austria 1-0 in Euro 1992 qualifiers.
Faroe Islands have yet to qualify for a major tournament, but they have been making progress year by year. The Landsliðið play their home games at Torsvollur and the capacity of the venue is 6.000. Faroe Islands recorded their biggest win against Gibraltar on March 1, 2014 (4-1) and they suffered their biggest defeat in 1996 when they were beaten 8-1 by Yugoslavia in front of home fans.
In the 2016 European Championship qualifiers Faroe Islands recorded a double victory over Greece, but the minnows eventually failed to book their place at the showpiece tournament in France. The likes of Frodi Benjaminsen, Oli Johannesen, Rogvi Jacobsen, Todi Jonsson and Jakup Mikkelsen are the most notable footballers who played for the Faroe Islands national team.