Czech Republic vs Norway Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers
We’ve already covered two of the games from Group C of the European Qualifiers, and we now want to discuss the last one: the game between the Czech Republic and Norway, two suffering teams which want to bounce back as quickly as possible. What can we expect from the match which will take place in Prague?
Czech Republic vs Norway – 11/11/2016
Betting Odds At The Best Online Bookmakers
FT Result: Czech Republic 1.95 or 19/20 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Norway 4.50 or 7/2
Total Goals over/Under 2.5: Over 2.35 or 27/20 Under 1.57 or 4/7
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.05 or 21/20 No 1.70 or 4/7
The Czech have yet to score in these qualifiers. After a 0-3 loss against Germany, they’ve only managed 0-0 draws against Azerbaijan and N. Ireland, which left them 5th in the group with just 2 points.
In these conditions, a home game against Norway is a must-win and can start a good streak of games, which can take the Czech back to second place – where they should belong in this group.
Sadly, the team seems to lack the quality to mount a serious challenge, and if they want to prove us wrong, they should start very soon. With a home win against Norway.
On the other hand, the Nordic team doesn’t really have any objective in this qualifying campaign. They could challenge for second place, in theory, but only with a good run of games, which are hard to obtain since they’ve left their better generations of footballers behind.
They have a single win so far, against San Marino, and defeats against Azerbaijan and Germany, so we don’t expect them to pull any big surprises in Prague.
Czech Republic vs Norway Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we think the Czech will break the deadlock in this game and score for the first time. They should be able to win the game since Norway doesn’t play well away from home.
A narrow home win is expected here, so under 2,5 goals is another great idea – Norway will defend for most of the game, while the Czech can’t score many goals at this time.
Czech Republic Win @ 1.95 or 20/21
Czech Republic Win & Under 3.5 Goals @ 2.15 or 23/20