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Norway v Nigeria Match Preview, 08/06/2019

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G. Reiten (17)
L. Karlseng Utland (34)
O. Ohale (37 og)
Stade Auguste-Delaune II
Norway Women vs Nigeria Women Betting Tips: Latest Odds, team news, preview and predictions
10:05 BST 06/06/2019
Women's World Cup 2019 kits Norway
The Grasshoppers will be hoping to claim a comfortable victory against their African opponents but our tipster has his eye on goals on Saturday

Norway will be hoping to begin their Women’s World Cup campaign in the best possible way when they meet Nigeria in Reims on Saturday night.

The Grasshoppers lost to England in the last 16 four years ago and will be determined to go deeper in this year’s edition after an impressive qualifying campaign.

Latest Odds

William Hill make it just 2/9 (1.22) that the Scandinavians emerge victorious in this one, as they did 8-0 when these two sides met in the 1995 tournament.

The African side have won just three of their 22 World Cup games in history and are 10/1 (11.0) outsiders to record their greatest ever victory in the competition.

It is 17/4 (5.25) that the sides split the points at Stade Auguste-Delaune, which would represent the fourth time the Super Falcons have drawn a World Cup match.

Team News

With inaugural Ballon d’Or Feminin winner Ada Hegerberg on an extended break from international football, Isabell Herlovsen should lead the line after scoring a hat-trick in Norway’s 7-2 win over South Africa last weekend.

Asisat Oshoala recently signed a permanent deal with Barcelona and scored in the Champions League final as they lost 4-1 to Lyon, so could prove to be a handful in this match.

Preview

Group A looks set to be competitive and Norway know that anything but a win against the weakest team could spell disaster, even this early in the tournament.

Thomas Dennerby’s women have won six of their last 10 matches, scoring 22 goals in that time including those seven against South Africa, but their defence leaves a lot to be desired.

Only Poland failed to score past Norway in that span and with Nigeria having scored in five of their last six games, there could be plenty of action in this fixture.

Tips and Predictions

With Norway firing upfront but struggling for stability at the back, the 11/10 (2.10) quote on both teams to score looks a good price for this clash in Reims.

Also worthy of consideration is Norway to win a match where both teasm find the net at 15/8 (2.88) with William Hill, given that Nigeria have lost 16 of their 22 World Cup finals games and are unlikely to improve on that this year.

Both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with William Hill

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