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Scotland meet Norway in Sunday’s Euro - Qualifiers meeting.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Scotland v Norway can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Scotland prepare for this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Euro - Qualifiers draw vs Georgia.
For Scotland, the goals were scored by Scott McTominay (49') and Lawrence Shankland (93'). Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (15', 57') scored for Georgia.
Over their past six fixtures, Steve Clarke's Scotland have scored 7 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.17.
Norway go into this encounter following on from a 2-0 International Friendlies win to beat Faroe Islands in their most recent match.
For Norway, the goals were scored by Jorgen Strand Larsen (3') and Oscar Bobb (24').
A series of hard-working displays from the Norway defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 outings overall. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 15.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 09/10/2004 shows that Scotland have won 3 of these & Norway 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 of them from Scotland and 7 being from Løvene. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Euro - Qualifiers match day 3 on 17/06/2023 when the final score was Norway 1-2 Scotland.
The match was refereed by Matej Jug.
Team News: Scotland
The Scotland boss Steve Clarke will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
We think that Scotland should opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation in the match and select Liam Kelly, Ryan Porteous, Scott McKenna, Liam Cooper, Anthony Ralston, Greg Taylor, Stuart Armstrong, Callum McGregor, John McGinn, Scott McTominay and Lawrence Shankland.
Team News: Norway
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the Norway boss Ståle Solbakken has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
There’s a good chance that Løvene will likely utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Mathias Dyngeland, Julian Ryerson, Leo Oestigard, K. Vassbakk Ajer, David Moeller Wolfe, Sander Berge, Patrick Berg, Fredrik Aursnes, Oscar Bobb, J. Strand Larsen and Mohamed Elyounoussi.
We’re of the view that Norway should be able to put a goal past this Scotland outfit, but that probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Scotland at the end of the match. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hampden Park (51,866)
Captain: Andy Robertson
Chairman: Rod Petrie
Manager: Steve Clarke
Competitions: Euro - Qualifiers (Group A)