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Norway vs Turkey Prediction & Match Preview


Norway vs Turkey Prediction & Match Preview



27 March 2021 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET World Cup Qual

All eyes will be on Ulleval Stadion when Norway and Turkey face each other in the Group G derby. 

Norway faced no difficulties in a 3-0 win over Gibraltar, with the team taking first place in the standings. 

Despite failing to find the net in the opener, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Borussia Dortmund rising star Erling Haland. 

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard should keep his place in the starting XI as well.

The Turks, on the other hand, did well to shock Netherlands (4-2) in Istanbul, with Lille attacker Burak Yilmaz scoring a hat-trick. 

Senol Gunes’ troops aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and seeing that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash, both teams to score betting option should be considered. 

In the previous meeting between the two national teams Turkey defeated Norway 2-1.

Norway vs Turkey: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Norway Turkey played so far 4 matches.
Norway won 1 direct matches. Turkey won 1 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.75 goals per Match.

Norway vs Turkey Prediction

Norway in actual season average scored 1.82 goals per match. In 10 (71.43%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 7 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Turkey average scored 1.56 goals per match in season 2021. In 13 (92.86%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Turkey are without Leicester City midfielder Cengiz Under, so Yusuf Yazici will continue to operate out on the right.

Gunes has a number of attacking options, yet Yilmaz more than took his opportunity against the Netherlands last time out and will almost certainly retain his place up top.

Enes Unal and Kaan Ayhan were second-half substitutes in midweek and could come into the XI here, but not many changes are expected on the back of such a memorable victory.

As for Norway, Solbakken named a surprisingly strong lineup against Gibraltar, despite this showdown with Turkey coming just three days later.

Erling Braut Haaland did not add to his six international goals last time out, but he will have another chance to do so in Malaga, while Martin Odegaard will also start again.

The 'hosts' have a couple of big selection calls to make elsewhere as the likes of Joshua King, Jens Petter Hague and Patrick Berg are all pushing for recalls.

Norway possible starting lineup:
Jarstein; Svensson, Ajer, Strandberg, Meling; Thorstvedt, Midtsjo, Elyounoussi; Odegaard; Sorloth, Haaland

Turkey possible starting lineup:
Cakir; Celik; Kabak, Soyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu; Yazici, Tufan, Calhanoglu, Karaman; Yilmaz