Slovenia and Norway braced for tight Nations League clash

    Slovenia vs Norway - 24/09/2022

    Slovenia and Norway braced for tight Nations League clash
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    Norway will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record in the UEFA Nations League when they face winless Slovenia at Stozice Sports Park on Saturday.

    As we head into Matchday 5, Norway sit atop Group B4 – three points clear of second-place Serbia – having avoided defeat in the Nations League this year.

    At the opposite end of the standings, Slovenia find themselves rock bottom – one point behind third-place Sweden and eight points behind Norway.

    Slovenia have failed to pick up a win in the Nations League this season, registering two draws and two losses.

    Worse still, they have conceded four goals across their eight encounters – meaning they average two goals against per game.

    It is worth noting that Slovenia have only lost four of their past 26 home games in all competitions, emphasizing their strength on home soil.

    That said, they have only managed to win one of their previous seven encounters across all competitions.

    On the flip side, Norway have yet to taste defeat in the Nations League this year – securing three wins and one draw along the way.

    In addition to conceding just three goals across their four Nations League games, the Norwegians have kept two clean sheets.

    When you look at the bigger picture, Norway have lost just five of their last 30 clashes across all competitions.

    It is also worth pointing out that Norway have avoided defeat in the first half of each of their previous 13 away games across all competitions.

    Head-to-head: Back in June, Slovenia and Norway played out a goalless draw – meaning each of the past three meetings have produced under 2.5 goals.

    Unfortunately for Slovenia, they have only managed to win one of their ten meetings with Norway – suffering six losses.

    Team news: Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is set to earn his 51st cap for Slovenia. 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko could lead the line on Saturday.

    Norway captain Martin Odegaard could miss Saturday’s clash due to injury. Erling Haaland will be hoping to enhance his record of 20 goals in 21 international games.

    Slovenia are known for being strong on home soil. However, Norway aren’t likely to throw away their unbeaten record this weekend.

    For that reason, Forebet predicts that Slovenia and Norway will play out a low-scoring draw on Saturday.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Forebet
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Odds
    Score
    Live
    odds
    UNL
    215029
    X1-1
    1 - 1
    1.82
    15°
    3.50
    3.75 3.50 1.91 no no no
    FT
    2 - 1(0 - 0)
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