Cyprus vs Norway
UEFA Nations League
Date: Monday, 19 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:45 EAT
Venue: Neo GSP (Nicosia).
Norway moved lock on points with Bulgaria at the top of the Group 3 standings after beating direct top spot rivals 1-0 in the second of October’s fixtures. The Norwegians completely dominated the pitch on the occasion and they deservedly picked up a three-pointer thanks to a goal from Mohamed Elyounoussi right at the half-hour-mark.
The team led by Lars Lagerback will thus travel to Cypriot capital in the highest of spirits aiming to close the deal and pick up a comprehensive victory which would see them advance into the semi-finals and move on to the second tier football in Nations League next term.
Whilst the look at both group and official FIFA rankings might suggest an easy job for the visitors here, we by no means expect such scenario here. Cyprus have done well to stay competitive in all four games so far in the campaign. They saw off Slovenia in their lone home game in Nations League before November (2-1 in Nicosia).
Cyprus vs Norway: Head-to-head
The head to head record, however, suggests a one-way street for the visitors who completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
Norway won ten out of ten against Cyprus so far, a thread which includes a 2-0 victory at Ullevaal at the start of the campaign.
Nine of Norway’s ten wins were by at least two goals difference as Cyprus only managed to find the back of the net on four occasions in ten H2H outings.
Cyprus vs Norway: Prediction
Norway are super tough to break down. They conceded just one goal in four Nations League affairs so far and they head into this off the back of seven wins and a defeat in last eight matches in all competitions.
Lars Lagerback will, however, be without his key man up front Joshua King who also skipped the last couple of matches for AFC Bournemouth through injury. Knowing that Norway generally struggled to create in the final third recently, we find the Under 2.5 goals FT as by far the best of betting options here.
Cyprus vs Norway: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.20 (6/5).