Kick-off: 1945, 07/09/2020
Stadium: Windsor Park
TV: Sky Sports
Northern Ireland beat Norway at home in a World Cup qualifier three years ago and are a value bet to repeat the trick in Monday’s Nations League clash.
The hosts battled back for a brave draw in Romania with 10 men on Friday, while their opponents tasted defeat against Austria in Oslo.
We think the men in green may be more fired up here and 2/1 for them to prevail is our opening Northern Ireland vs Norway prediction.
A Look At Northern Ireland’s Betting Odds
Northern Ireland were up against it when George Puscas tapped into an empty net with 25 minutes gone in Bucharest.
Things went from bad to worse when Josh Magennis collected two soft yellow cards to be sent off before the break.
However, Bailey Peacock-Farrell made a string of saves to keep them in it before Gavin Whyte snatched an 86th-minute equaliser.
“Having gone 1-0 down and with a man sent off, it feels like a victory, for sure,” said new manager Ian Baraclough.
“The way the team went about it in the second half I thought was immense. I couldn’t applaud them enough.
“I felt we were the better team in the second half. We played with a real purpose, a real urgency and desire to go out and get an equaliser and maybe the winner.”
Baraclough is clearly keen to make an instant impression and will want another bold showing here before facing Bosnia and Herzegovina in a European Championship play-off next month.
Looking at the Northern Ireland vs Norway odds, we’re hoping Peacock-Farrell is on form again and like 16/5 for a home win to nil.
A Look At Norway’s Betting Odds
Goals in either half from Michael Gregoritsch and Marcel Sabitzer put Austria in command against Norway.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland pulled one back midway through the second half, but it was not enough.
Norway were previously unbeaten on their own turf for four years and went into that contest with strong attacking options.
However, head coach Lars Lagerback admitted: “It’s the whole team that’s not working. We were too careful.”
The visitors also have a Euro 2020 play-off looming versus Serbia, but the feeling is that they are saving themselves for that crucial clash.
Let’s finish off our Northern Ireland vs Norway betting tips, by taking 25/4 for the hosts to prevail 1-0 in Belfast.
Romania 1-1 NORTHERN IRELAND – Gavin Whyte
NORWAY 1-2 Austria – Erling Haaland
Head-to-head: Norway 1-0 N Ireland, N Ireland 2-0 Norway, N Ireland 0-3 Norway, N Ireland 1-4 Norway
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