Norway and Serbia face at Ullevaal Stadion, in a meeting for the Qualifying Play ‑ offs Path C - Semi ‑ Finals. There is no record of official confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last head ‑ to ‑ head was played on 15‑11‑2006 and ended with the final score: Serbia (1‑1) Norway. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this stage of the Qualifying Play ‑ offs Path C - Semi ‑ Finals, after finishing the group stage in 3rd place in Group F, with 17 points won. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when playing against their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have registered 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 10 wins and 5 draws at home, with 30 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last 5 home matches for Euro qualifiers, Norway have won 2 and drawn 3.
In this competition, they haven't lost any of the last 5 matches at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games in this competition.
Norway comes motivated for this match after a victory, by 1-5, in the trip to the field of Northern Ireland, returning to the triumphs after the defeat against Austria: the goals of the team were signed by Mohamed Elyounoussi, Erling Braut Haaland (2 ) and Alexander Sørloth (2). In this match against Serbia, coach Lars Lagerbäck is expected to favor a low block, an organized defender and go on the attack through quick transitions. Erling Braut Haaland must compose the attack of the Norwegian team, which is very powerful and strong in the finishing. All players are available for this game.
The visiting team obtained access in this phase of Qualifying Play
‑ offs Path C - Semi ‑ Finals, after the 3rd place in Group B, with a
total of 14 points. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive
results away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded
9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 22 goals
scored and 14 conceded. At home, he won 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses,
with a total of 31 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last 4 matches
that they played away in the Euro qualifiers, Serbia won 2, drew 1 and
lost 1. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have
always suffered goals in the last 8 games, but their attack has scored
regularly, since he managed to finish in 7 of the last 8 games in this
competition. This is a team that does not usually find it difficult to
open the scoreboard: it scored the first goal in 6 of the last 8 Euro
qualifying matches, of those 6 it reached the break in advantage in 3
and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 'in 4.
The Serbian national team comes for this match with a draw, in 0-0, receiving Turkey, adding in this way the third consecutive match without winning in official matches. In this match against Norway, coach Ljubiša Tumbaković should benefit from the movement of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the right aisle: Dusan Tadic is very technical and strong in transporting the ball to the attack. On the other hand, Mitrovic is the great weapon of this team, being this very strong in the finishing. All players are available for this game.
Norway wins 1st half in 33% of their matches, Serbia in 16% of their matches.
Norway wins 33% of halftimes, Serbia wins 16%.
Norway's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Serbia's.
In European Championship Qualification, Norway has better performance than Serbia.
Their last meeting was a draw. (1-1)
Norway scores 2 goals when playing at home and Serbia scores 1.5 goals when playing away (on average).
When Norway leads 1-0 at home, they win in 100% of their matches.
When Serbia leads 0-1 away, they win in 100% of their matches.
When Norway is down 0-1 home, they win 0% of their matches.
When Serbia is down 1-0 away, they win 0% of their matches.
Norway have scored at least one goal for 16 consecutive matches.