Our prediction for this match:
Norway and Faroe Islands go head to head in Oslo in what will be their first meeting since November 2019. Back then the Norwegians recorded back-to-back wins over the Islanders in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and Erling Haaland and Co. are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s friendly as well. The Man City ace is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts, while Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard has been ruled out with injury.
The visitors, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the Ullevaal Stadion clash, but preventing Haaland and Co. from finding the net is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we predict that Norway are going to record a routine win over Faroe Islands. It has to be noted that Hakan Ericson’s troops allowed Czech Republic to have no fewer than 29 goal attempts in the October defeat.
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.