Having lost their opening game at the Women’s World Cup, Norway need a response when they face Switzerland at 9am UK time on Tuesday 25 July.
The Swiss made a winning start to their tournament Down Under thanks to a 2-0 win over the Philippines, but Norway will provide a much sterner test at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.
Switzerland are currently underdogs going into this clash at 23/10, with Norway 11/10 and the draw at 21/10.
Switzerland boss Inka Grings is unlikely to make too many changes, if any, from the side that secured a 2-0 win over the Philippines in their opening game.
Lia Walti is expected to wear the armband once again, with the Arsenal midfielder set to feature in the middle of the park alongside Coumba Sow and Geraldine Reuteler.
Grings will have to be somewhat cautious with the pair of Noelle Martiz and Ramona Bachmann, who are both one booking away from a suspension.
As for Norway, Vilde Boe Risa is pushing for a starting role that would allow Chelsea’s Guro Reiten to move out to her more familiar position on the left flank.
Former Ballon d’Or Feminin winner Ada Hegerberg looks set to lead the line once again for her country.
Norway to win @ 11/10
Knowing they really need a win in Hamilton to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive, Norway will be going all out for the victory in their first-ever meeting with Switzerland.
Switzerland may have been too good for the Philippines, but they have had their struggles of late and Norway will look to exploit any weaknesses.
The Swiss were winless in their previous seven games before that victory over the Philippines, which was their first-ever clean sheet at a World Cup finals tournament.
Norway have the quality and experience to claim the three points and kick-start their World Cup campaign Down Under.
#PickYourPunt – Aga Hegerberg Anytime Goalscorer & Both Teams To Score @ 15/8
Although kept off the scoresheet against New Zealand, Lyon star Hegerberg possesses the most potent attacking threat for Norway.
The 28-year-old already has 42 international goals to her name and against a less than water-tight Swiss defence, Hegerberg can add to her tally on Tuesday night.
As part of a #PickYourPunt selection, it’s worth considering Switzerland to also get on the scoresheet at Waikato Stadium.
Norway have kept just one clean sheet in their last four outings and going for the Swiss to score, along with a Hegerberg goal, offers good value at 15/8.