Saturday’s clash at Stadion Stozice pits Slovenia and Norway, the two teams sitting on the opposite halves of the table. Our sportsbook offers a great range of betting markets and props for the Nations League.
Let’s check the latest UEFA Nations League A picks, stats, injury reports, and UEFA Nations League A odds for Slovenia vs Norway. We’ve plenty of UEFA Nations League A predictions for you to consider.
Slovenia: Underdogs of the Group
While promotion can no longer be achieved, Slovenia must now fight to avoid relegation to League C. That threat could very well become a reality should Slovenia lose to Norway and Sweden beats Serbia, a pair of results that would see the hosts back to League C. Slovenia is sitting bottom of the table with just two points picked up in four fixtures and eight goals allowed in the process.
Matjaz Kek has called Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, Empoli right-back Petar Stojanovic, Venezia midfielder Domen Crnigoj, Fenerbahce midfielder Miha Zajc, Panathinaikos striker Andraz Sporar, and Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko to his squad. Benjamin Sesko is regarded as one of the best young talents in the world, being linked with many Premier League sides in the summer transfer window, but he remained for another season with Salzburg.
Slovenia has been the worst team in the group so far. They are struggling to find the back of the net, scoring just three goals in four games. This is a team to fade if you’re betting online. One of the men to watch in the home team will be Miha Zajc, who has netted seven goals in 34 appearances for the national.
Norway: Favorites to Win the Group
Meanwhile, Norway had missed out on a ticket to Qatar after their 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands, succumbing to two late goals by Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay. They will be eager to make amends.
They kicked off their Nations League campaign in style with three wins in four games. They are leading Group 4 standings with ten points to their name. Erling Haaland leads the Nations League top scorers’ chart with five goals netted in four games. Haaland is a machine in front of goal, and it’s scary to think just how many he could score for Manchester City. He netted 14 goals in nine games across all competitions for Man City, and we will continue to include him in our soccer picks and parlays.
Stale Solbakken called Brentford’s centre-back Kristoffer Ajer, Napoli’s centre-back Leo Skiri Ostigard, Arsenal’s midfielder Martin Odegaard, Benfica’s midfielder Fredrik Aursnes, and Manchester City’s striker Erling Braut Haaland. We expect them to extend their great run of form and return home with the three points.
Slovenia vs Norway Head-to-Head
Norway holds the clear advantage in 10 head-to-head encounters between the two sides. They have won six games, lost one, and drawn three. Since February 2021, Norway has lost just one competitive game, the 2-0 away defeat to Norway. On the other side, Slovenia is winless in their previous six fixtures across all competitions, losing two in the process and failing to find the back of the net on three occasions. Norway scored six goals in four Nations League games, with the only clash they failed to find the back of the net being the reverse fixture against Slovenia.
Slovenia vs Norway Match Information
- Game: Slovenia (0-2-2) vs Norway (3-1-0)
- Location: Stadion Stozice (Ljubljiana, Slovenia)
- Day/Time: Saturday, September 24th, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Slovenia vs Norway Live Stream: fubo.tv
Slovenia vs Norway Betting Lines
Slovenia vs Norway Prediction
Despite playing on the road, the visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -115 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Norwegians were unbeaten in 13 of the past 15 overall fixtures and had gone on multiple winning streaks. The forward line is led by two of the most in-form Premier League players: Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard. They will be determined to show that the World Cup failure was just a mistake and earn their UNL promotion to League A. They have the necessary weapons to score at least two goals on their own, but we’re going with the straight-away win for our official pick.