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Betting Tips for Today: Norway can make a fast start against Sweden

14:01 SAST 2019/03/26
Joshua King Norway
Lars Lagerback's side have an impressive home record in recent months and the hosts look overpriced to make another early breakthrough in Oslo

Spain are expected to win Euro 2020 qualification Group F but both Norway and Sweden will harbour hopes of finishing in the top two positions.

Lars Largerback's men lost 2-1 to La Roja in Valencia last time out but it's 33/20 (2.65) that they get back to winning ways on home soil here.

This clash may carry some extra significance for the Norway boss. Lagerback is Swedish and coached the country's national side for nine years prior to spells in charge of Nigeria and Iceland.

That 33/20 (2.65) is not only an industry-best price at the time of writing but also looks worthy of consideration. Norway have won their last seven home matches in all competitions and are unbeaten at Ullevaal Stadion since losing to Germany in September 2016.

Six of those seven wins have come with a clean sheet so it's no surprise to see under 2.5 goals available at just 13/25 (1.52) while both teams to score is 27/25 (2.08) with 888Sport.

Despite Norway's impressive home record, Sweden are a tougher test than most of their recent opposition. Sitting 14th in the FIFA rankings - 34 places above their hosts - Jan Olof Andersson's men are narrow outsiders to win the game at 21/10 (3.10).

The last two meetings between the Scandinavian pair have finished all square and another stalemate in Oslo is also 21/10 (3.10).

Norway's good recent run in front of their own fans has often been built on fast starts and a sturdy defence. The home side have scored in the first half in six of their last seven home matches and they are 13/10 (2.30) to find the net in the first 45 minutes here.

Those wanting a bigger price should consider Norway to lead at half time which is a 23/10 (3.30) play with 888Sport but the 13/10 (2.30) about Lagerback's side making a first half breakthrough against his former team is the primary selection.

Norway over 0.5 first half goals at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport