Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Norway play host to Romania at Ulleval Stadion in the Nations League round 3. The Norwegians suffered a 2-1 loss to Austria in their opener, with the team rolling over Northern Ireland 5-1 in their second group game. The Scandinavians aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash.
As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Borussia Dortmund rising star Erling Haland, who scored a brace in the crushing of Northern Ireland. Fit-again striker Joshua King is pushing for a start. The Romanians, on the other hand, did well to beat Austria 3-2 on the road in their second group match, and given their attacking potential, a lively encounter is on the cards in Oslo. Taking everything into account, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Kristoffer Larsen):
Kristoffer Larsen is a Norwegian footballer who played for Vestsiden-Askoy IL at youth level. In 2011 he joined Brann and after scoring 11 goals in 91 appearances in the league for the Norwegian club, he moved to Denmark in 2016, signing a deal with Lyngby.
Larsen, who was born in Bergen (Norway) on January 19, 1992, played 41 games for the Danish club before returning to Norway. The pacey winger signed a contract with Sarpsborg 08 at the end of the 2017/2018 season and, as a result, he will participate in the 2018/2019 Europa League group stages.
Kristoffer Larsen’s favourite position is left winger, but he is used as a right winger as well. Larsen, who has yet to earn a cap for the Norwegian national football team, wears No. 19 shirt at Sarpsborg. It has to be noted that his preferred foot is right and that his contract with Sarpsborg 08 should expire in June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Romania):
Romania were one of just four European sides to take part at the first ever World Cup in 1930, and the team have since achieved respectable results on the international stage, albeit failing to challenge for major trophies.
Led by arguably their best ever footballer Gheorghe Hagi, the Tricolorii narrowly missed out on the semi-finals at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, losing to Sweden on penalties. Romania made a total of seven appearances at the World Cup finals, while qualifying for five European Championship tournaments. The Tricolorii went the farthest in 2000, when they were eliminated by Italy in the quarter-finals.
Tied at the top of the goalscoring charts, Gheorghe Hagi and Adrian Mutu are the only two Romanian footballers to have gained worldwide recognition, but Dorinel Munteanu, Dan Petrescu, Gheorghe Popescu and Viorel Moldovan are also worth mention. Romania play their home games at the Arena National in Bucarest.