Ullevaal Stadion from Oslo is hosting today the friendly match between Norway and Estonia. We expect an interesting match, in which the Scandinavians are favorite but the opponents also have a few chances.
Norway come after two victories form the double in the preliminaries last month. They clearly won in Malta (3-0) and they have won the most important match against Bulgaria on their own pitch. Despite these results, today we need to be careful with the bets placed on the Scandinavians. We say this because now that they have been taken by Per-Mathias Hogmo (September 2013) Norway haven’t managed too much in the friendly matches. They have played nine check-up matches since then and they haven’t won, expect in Moldavia and even then after being dominated. Plus, there are two more aspects to take into consideration. Firstly, the players from the internal championship, most of them being called, are surely thinking of the holiday because last weekend the Norwegian championship has ended. On the other hand, we have to mention that the Scandinavians have had a difficult match on Sunday in Azerbaijan. Surely their thoughts are directed towards the same duel, the last official match of this year.
Debuting at only 15 years for the national team, Martin Odegaard seems to be spared for this particular match in Azerbaijan. He comes from a season in which he played 23 times for Stromsgodset and plus, he was also stressed with school, so what we have read from the Norwegian press, he will be resting tonight.
Norway probable team (4-4-2): Nyland – Elabdellaoue, Nordtveit, Forren, Linnes – Skjelbred, Singh, Johansen, Daehli – Elyounoussi, Nielsen.
Estonia, on the other hand, plays on Saturday on the pitch of the weakest team from their qualifying group – San Marino – and they should not have any reasons to spare their energy. They come after two defeats, both with 0-1, a score with which they have won the the first match of the qualifying campaign in EURO. Let’s just say that a month ago, Estonia managed to play at a tie with England until the 73rd moment. Then Rooney scored, the Englishmen being helped in their missions also with the fact that in the 48th minute the had more players on the pitch. The team from Estonia is pretty fighty and we do not have to mention the fact that two months ago they had played another friendly match in Scandinavia. In Sweden they have lost with 0-2 and the difference in that match was given by a single person, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Norwegians at this moment do not have a player to rise them at even half of the value of Ibra.
The two team have met before in the year 2005, when Norway won with 2-1 in a check-up match.
Norwegian – Estonia sports betting odds
Final outcome (1×2): 1.38 4.40 9.25
Total goals (Over / Under 2.5): 2.05 1.75
Our tip suggestions
Norway are the favorites for this duel, but we do not believe they will have an easy match and we thing there are enough reasons for this tip. For odds of over 1.47 it is worth to try here a handicap bet of +1.75 on Estonia. In this case the bet is a winning one if Estonia wins, obtains a tie or loses at a goal margin. If they are defeated at more than a goal, then you will lose half the stake.