In the 5th round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying round, the Latvian national team will play against the Norwegian national team at home. The combat will take place on 4 September 2021 and will start at 19:00 Moscow time. The prediction for the match Latvia – Norway will help to identify the winner of the upcoming match.
how do the teams perform in the current qualifying cycle
The national team of Latvia in the qualification for the world championship lost at home to the national team of Montenegro (1:2), lost away to the Netherlands (2:0) and played a combat draw with the national team of Turkey (3:3). In the previous qualifying match, the team confidently beat the Gibraltar national team (3:1). After 4 matches played in the qualifying cycle, the team is in the penultimate, 5th place in its group. The Latvians scored X points. The team scored 7 goals and conceded 8. The gap with the first place is three points.
The Norwegian national team beat Gibraltar (3:0), lost to Turkey at home (0:3), turned out to be stronger than Montenegro (1:0), and drew with the Netherlands (1:1). After four matches played, the team is in 4th place in the standings and scored 7 points – in terms of the number of points scored, Norway is not inferior to the Netherlands and Montenegro and is one point behind the leading Turkish team in the group. The Norwegians scored 5 goals and conceded four.
the history of the confrontation and the likely outcome of the match
The first face-to-face match of the teams took place on 6 September 1998. Then Latvia beat Norway with a score of 3: 1. Before making a prediction for the match Latvia – Norway, let’s consider a few facts about personal confrontation:
- The last time the teams met on 9 October 1999, Norway won that match (2:1);
- The Latvians scored 4 goals in face-to-face matches, and the Norwegians – 3 goals;
- The teams met in the qualifying tournaments for the European Championships.
In the upcoming match, the Latvian national team looks like an outsider of the game – the team does not have a pronounced leader, moreover, the national team itself is not as sharp as the corner of a round table. The Norwegian team, led by Holland, Norman, and company, is expected to be the favourite of the confrontation. However, the Latvian national team is playing at home and will certainly try to surprise its fans with the points scored in the match with the favorites. The game will be played in a double-edged struggle, the Latvian national team will play on counterattacks, while Norway will exert pressure from a position of strength. Probably, the Norwegians will be able to score maximum points in this meeting.
The likely outcome of the match is the victory of the national team of Norway.