Norway vs Czech Republic Prediction: Hosts can disrupt visitors’ Euros preparations

 | March 21 | 

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Norway take on the Czech Republic at Ullevaal Stadion on Friday evening (17:00) in an international friendly. For the visitors, this game will be viewed as a nice warm-up in their preparations for Euro 2024 in the summer.

You can never judge teams too much by friendlies, however, they will both want to give a good account of themselves in what is their first meeting since 2017. Below are our Norway vs Czech Republic predictions, which include team news and match odds.

Norway vs Czech Republic Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6
  • Norway or draw and over 2.5 goals @ 8/5

Match Odds

Norway are EVS to win this friendly and the Czech Republic can be backed at 12/5. A draw is on offer at 9/4. Both teams to score has landed in their last three encounters and is valued at 8/11 here. Over 2.5 goals is priced at 5/6.

Team News

The hosts will be looking to star Premier League duo Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard for inspiration in this clash. Haaland scored six goals in five Euro qualifiers as Norway failed to secure their spot in Germany for the summer.

The attacking threat that both he and Odegaard carry will provide the Czech Republic a worthy test as they bid to have another fruitful Euros campaign, after reaching the quarter-finals in 2021.

A player who played a key role that summer was attacker Patrik Schick, who scored five goals in as many appearances. He will be looking to get back into that sort of form on the international stage ahead of this year's tournament in Germany.

Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6

In the last six home games Norway have played, there have been at least three goals scored. This market seems like a sensible selection for this contest despite the game being a friendly. It has also been a winning bet in three of the last four meetings between them and the Czech Republic.

With the attacking quality that both teams have in their ranks, especially Norway with Haaland and Odegaard, chances shouldn't be hard to come by and we could be in for an interesting game of football.

Over 2.5 goals at 5/6

Norway or draw and over 2.5 goals @ 8/5

When it comes to international friendlies, it is tough to make predictions when there is nothing on the line. However, we like the look of this market which could see Norway post just their second victory over the Czech Republic.

The hosts have lost just two of their last six matches on home soil and they are unbeaten in their last two matches home and away. They most recently played out a six-goal thriller against Scotland, who have also made it to Euro 2024, back in November.

A result against the Scots will have the Norwegians feeling as though that they can give the Czech Republic a tough test and with the two Premier League stars already mentioned at their disposal, it's hard not to see why.

We have already given our reasonings as to why we think goals shouldn't be an issue in this game, but we do fancy Norway to come away with a result in this one because they have been very strong at home of late.

Norway or draw and over 2.5 goals at 8/5

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