On Wednesday evening, Austria faces Norway for a Group 1 match of League B of the Nations League. The two teams are in the fight to try to go up in League A.
Austria vs Norway Soccer Betting Prediction – UEFA Nations League
Very disappointing during Euro 2016, Austria was out in the first round and then could not qualify for the Russian World Cup. On the other hand, it did rather well in its qualifying group for the Euro, finishing in 2nd place in the standings behind Poland but ahead of North Macedonia, Slovenia, Israel and Latvia. For the moment, the Rot-Weiss-Roten are at the head of this Nations League group. If they lost to Romania (2-3) in September, they have otherwise dominated Norway (1-2), Northern Ireland (0-1) and Romania (0-1). Otherwise, they went for a good friendly success against Luxembourg (0-3) last Wednesday when they defeated Northern Ireland (2-1) on Sunday evening and are therefore at the top of this group with 3 points ahead of Norway.
For its part, Norway has failed to materialize its renewal on the international scene by qualifying for the Euro. However, with the emergence of very good attackers like Sorloth and Haaland, the Scandinavians are formidable but they missed each other during the playoffs by losing to Serbia in the semi-final (1-2 AP). Previously, they had finished 3rd in their qualifying group behind Spain and Sweden but ahead of Romania, the Faroe Islands and Malta. In this group, the players of Lars Lagerbäck missed their debut by losing to Austria (1-2). But thereafter, they won their next 3 matches against Northern Ireland (1-5), Romania (4-0) and again Northern Ireland (1-0). On Sunday, they were unable to travel to Romania following a case of Covid detected in the team. In the obligation to set up a bis team urgently following the quarantine of all of this selection, the Norwegian federation indicated that this meeting would take place.
The staff for Austria vs Norway
Austria will have to do without a few usual starters such as goalkeeper Linder (FC Basel), defender Posch (Hoffenheim) and midfielders Kainz (Cologne) and Laimer (Leipzig) are all absent for this meeting. In addition, midfielder Lazaro (Mönchengladbach), Baumgartner (Bayer Leverkusen) and Schöpf (Schalke 04) also joined the infirmary and midfielder Grillitsh had to leave the group for personal reasons. Otherwise, the important executives of this selection such as defenders Dragovic (Bayer Leverkusen), Alaba (Bayern Munich) Hinterreger (Frankfurt) and Lainer (M Gladbach), starting midfielders Baumgartlinger (Bayer Leverkusen), Ilsanker (Frankfurt), Lazaro (M Gladbach) and Schöpf (Schalke 04) and forwards Sabitzer (Leipzig) and Grbic (Lorient). The latter has just scored in his team’s last two games. Note also the return of the one who has been called the “Austrian Zlatan” in the team, Arnautovic.
On the Norwegian side, we remove everything and start over. Indeed, the entire selection was quarantined following a case of covid detected in the team. It is, therefore, a completely new team which was put together urgently by the Norwegian federation. It will be made up of players mostly playing outside Norway. Also, it will undoubtedly be bcp less competitive than Austrian selection.
The key point for the match Austria vs Norway
This meeting will be played behind closed doors.
Austria vs Norway Soccer Betting Prediction
Against a completely revamped Norway team, Austria should have no trouble winning. Victory Austria!
Betting Prediction: Austria