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Gibraltar vs Norway Prediction & Match Preview

Gibraltar

Norway

24 March 2021 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET World Cup Qual

Gibraltar and Norway face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Victoria Stadium. 


Gibraltar will once again serve as a cannon fodder for their rivals in Group G, but they will, as always, leave their hearts on the field. It has to be noted that the minnows failed to find the net in three of their previous five games in all competitions. 

The Norwegians, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Austria.

Norway are eager to kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign in style, and given Erling Haland’s form in the Bundesliga, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting team. 

In-form Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard will be yet another man to watch in the away team, while Rosenborg shot-stopper Andre Hansen should keep his place in goal.

Gibraltar vs Norway Head-to-head

Teams Gibraltar Norway played so far 0 matches.

Gibraltar vs Norway Prediction

Gibraltar in actual season average scored 0.52 goals per match. In 7 (63.64%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (45.45%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Norway average scored 1.78 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (84.62%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (38.46%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

With Gibraltar naming a 40-man squad for this international break, Ribas has plenty of personnel to choose from for their opening match against Norway.

Goalkeepers Dayle Coleing and Kyle Goldwin will be competing for the number one jersey, with Coleing most likely to get the nod after starting four of the last five competitive matches.

Winger Lee Casciaro, who scored Gibraltar's first ever competitive goal against Scotland in March 2015, could come into the starting lineup ahead of Mohamed Badr Hassan, while striker Tjay De Barr is expected to lead the line.

For Norway, it remains to be seen how Solbakken will set up for his first game in charge, but he may decide to stick with the 4-4-2 formation used previously under Lagerback.

Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge is unlikely to feature, despite being called up to the squad, as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, who scored in the Old Firm derby against Rangers last weekend, is expected to start on the left-flank, while one of Joshua King or Alexander Sorloth could play up front alongside Haaland.

Gibraltar possible starting lineup:
Coleing; Sergeant, Chipolina, Wiseman, Mouelhi, Olivero; Walker, Ronan, Annesley, L. Casciaro; De Barr

Norway possible starting lineup:
Jarstein; Linnes, Strandberg, Ajer, Alessami; Odegaard, Midtsjo, Fossum, Elyounoussi; King, Haaland


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