Norway vs Malta for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers match on Thursday at Ullevaal Stadium.
With the home team playing as a favourite, Norway vs Malta Tip assesses the details of this Thursday’s match that can generate a good bet.
That is, Norway’s behaviour on the pitch can be measured by the intensity of their attacks and the pace imposed on the game.
However, unbalanced games can always reveal surprises, and that poses some questions.
Norway is in 4th place in the group, ahead only of Malta and the Faroe Islands. That is an uncomfortable position for the team.
Thus, in their 4 matches for the competition they have won 1, tied 2 and lost 1. However, their match against Romania where the team played well, resulted in a balanced game and that should be highlighted.
Nevertheless, if we analyze their match against Sweden for the group, despite the 3 × 3 result, the team shot on goal only 4 times. On the other hand, there were 10 shots from Sweden.
So we have a team that creates few plays due to their weak midfield.
The Malta team, it can be said, makes symbolic participation in the tournament. That is, we can not expect good team football. Still, its performance is based on the consistency of the defence.
The team will do everything not to suffer goals. After all, when they played at home against Spain, everyone expected them to be beaten hard, but the score was “only” 0x2.
Thus, the Malta national team can scarcely achieve more than one attempt on goal in a game against a traditional squad.
A backward team with no counterattacking power can be expected. The team’s strategy will be to take no goals.
For this match, we can expect an apparent victory from Norway. However, it is not correct to think that this will be for a high number of goals.
Regardless of the opposing team, the attack and the Norwegian midfield have little efficiency. Despite being an attack against defence game, Malta will do its best to hold the game as tight as possible.
We can think of a low but bold bet for the match. Assuming Malta could hold off Norway’s attack for the entire first half.