Spain vs Norway Betting Preview – 23/03/2019

Spain vs Norway Betting Preview – 23/03/2019

Spain vs Norway

Spain will be aiming to kick off their European Championship Qualifiers with a simple win when they go up against Norway this Saturday. Spain will have the home advantage with this fixture being played at the Mestalla Stadium, but the hosts should have enough quality home or away to secure the three points. Norway will have a tough time securing a spot in the knockout stages in Group F, with SkyBet ranking them as fourth favourites to qualify. After failing to qualify for the semi-finals of the Nations League, Spain will be keen to make a push to be back in the limelight during this competition. These two sides have crossed paths on six occasions and Spain have emerged victorious on four occasions, suffering just one defeat.

Luis Enrique will be expecting his Spain side to make light work of their upcoming opponents and kick-off their Euro Qualifiers off with a strong win in front of their home fans. Spain found themselves falling second best to England in the Nations League and after a fairly disappointing outing in the World Cup, Luis Enrique will desperate for success in the 2020 Euro’s. Spain have suffered two defeats in their last five games, alongside three wins. Their latest fixture saw them face Bosnia & Herzegovina in an international friendly who they beat 1-0. SkyBet has the hosts to secure the three points priced at 1/5.

Despite being dangerous going forward, Spain tends to struggle defensively and over the last five games, they have conceded seven goals. However, with 15 goals scored during those same fixtures, they have managed to outscore their opponents on most occasions. Bet365 is offering odds of 5/4 for both teams to score. Alvaro Morata will aim to provide his sides main threat in the attack and with three goals in six games, he looks in good shape to do so. Bet365 has the forward to score priced at 8/13.

With all the pressure on their opponents to pick up the win, Norway could be in with a chance to cause an upset this weekend and they arrive in some good form to do so. Norway have only lost one of their last five and remain unbeaten in their last four games following their recent 2-0 win over Cyprus. This victory marked their third win in their last five games. Betway has the travelling side to secure the three points priced at 14/1.

Unlike their opponents, Norway takes pride in their strength defensively which has shown in recent games as they have kept three clean sheets in their last five games. SkyBet is offering odds of 12/1. Bournemouth striker, Joshua King is the most likely player to cause the Spain defence problems on Saturday. The forward has bagged eleven goals for the Cherries in the Premier League and has a price of 7/2 with Bet365 to score.

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