EURO 2020 – UEFA European Qualifiers – Norway vs Faroe Islands Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Norway vs Faroe Islands kick off? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Norway vs Faroe Islands being played? Ullevaal Stadion

What TV channel is Norway vs Faroe Islands on? This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football (red button)

Where can I stream Norway vs Faroe Islands? This match will be streamed live on the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Norway vs Faroe Islands? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

NORWAY

  • A 1-1 draw away at Romania last month was Norway’s third successive 1-1 draw in their European Qualification campaign and leaves them sitting fourth in Group F with their hopes of automatic Euro 2020 qualification hanging by a thread.
  • Injuries have hit the Norwegians ahead of the game in Oslo, with Martin Odegaard, Stefan Johansen, Fredrik Midtsjo and Mathias Normann all withdrawing from the squad due to injury.
  • Hoffenheim defender Havard Nordtveit will also miss out through injury, but rising star Erling Braut Haaland is in the squad and the RB Salzburg striker is set to start in what is a must-win game for his side.

FAROE ISLANDS

  • The Faroe Islands moved off the bottom of Group F after beating Malta in their most recent group game, their first victory in eight attempts, so that will have given them some confidence of competing here.
  • Left back Rogvi Baldwinsson got the winner against Malta, his fourth goal for the Faroe Islands, and he’ll lead an experienced defence into Oslo which also includes Viljormur Davidsen and captain Atli Gregersen.
  • The Faroes will be without experienced AC Horsens midfielder Hallur Hansson, who is only two appearances away from 50 caps for his country. Hansson misses out due to injury.

THE PREDICTION

Only a win will keep Norway’s hopes of automatic European qualification alive and even that won’t be enough if Romania vs Sweden does not end in a draw. Draws have been Norway’s kryptonite over their qualification campaign, with five of their eight games ending in draws. They cannot afford another one here against a Faroe Islands team with little to play for, but high on confidence following their first win of the group stages last month. The absence of the experienced Hansson for the Faroes, along with home advantage, gives Norway little excuse not to win this game comfortably.

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