Slovakia vs Norway – International Friendly : On the last round of friendlies between the world’s national teams…
Slovakia, managed by Jan Kozak, and Norway, managed by Lars Lagerback, will meet this Tuesday in Trnava, at the City Arena Trnava,
on a match between two teams who weren’t able to ensure their presence on the 2018 World Cup, in Russia, with the hosts not being able to repeat the feat they accomplished on the last qualification stage for a World Cup,
while the Scandinavians have failed the qualification for this competition once again, which is something that has always happened since 2000.
Slovakia is coming off some inconsistency in terms of results on their last matches, having won 2 and lost 3 of the last 5 matches they played.
The team failed to qualify for the play-off of access to the World Cup in Russia by finishing as the worst 2nd placed team amongst the 2nd placed teams of all the 9 groups of the European qualification stage, being automatically knocked out.
As for the Norwegians, they also failed to qualify for the World Cup, something that they haven’t been able to do since the beginning of this millennium, finishing in 4th place and 6 points away from the 2nd place on their group C.
In any way, and considering that they’ve changed managers in February, with the arrival of the mythical Lars Lagerback to lead the technical staff, things can improve in the following years.
Slovakia vs Norway – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Normally, the Norwegian national team is a very solid team, on the defensive aspect, which makes their matches end without many goals, something that obviously depends on their opponents as well.
Since the Scandinavian are also in a renovation stage, due to the managerial change, I believe we’ll have a close and low-scoring encounter here.
|Under 2.5 goals||