Austria vs Norway Prediction, 11/18/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austria vs Norway
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Location: Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria
Odds/Point Spread: Austria (-416) Norway (+902)
Ernst Happel Stadium is the venue where Stefan Lainer and Austria (4-0-1 in Nations League) will take on Norway (3-0-1 in Nations League) on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Alexander Schlager for Austria and Rune Jarstein for Norway. The Norwegians are at at +902 while the Austrians are priced at -416. The total opens at 3.25.
Austria has controlled possession for 59.8% of games. They have been called for 67 fouls as well as having drawn 67 fouls in this tournament. They have attempted 69 shots with 24 on target, which calculates to a 34.8% SOT percentage. Austria as a team have earned 8 goals for the tournament, which is 7th in the league.
Stefan Lainer is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Austrians. Lainer has been a starter in 47 games during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.59 goals per 90 mins. The defender born in Austria has 26 goals scored in 3,954 mins. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 9 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Michael Gregoritsch, the forward representing Austria. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times thus far in his career while he has scored 4 total goals. Gregoritsch has been on the pitch for 1,601 mins in 16 career starts and has been handed a total of 4 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.22 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Austria is Alexander Schlager. Schlager has seen the field for 7,110 mins and has earned 191 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.15 (91 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .692. The keeper playing for Austria has had 276 shots tried against him in 79 career starts. Schlager (45-17-17 record in his career) has accumulated 29 shutouts, which leaves him with a 36.7% clean sheet percentage.
Norway has tallied 56 total fouls this tourney (48th in Nations League) to go along with 39 fouls they have drawn. As we sit, they are controlling possession of the ball 49% of the time. The Norwegians hold an average of 6.25 shots on goal per 90 while having a total of 10 goals so far in the tournament. They have been able to connect on 51.0% of their shots on target on 49 shots.
Alexander Sorloth will be counted on for Norway. He averages 0.46 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 154 contests thus far in his career. The forward from Norway has been on the field for 13,458 minutes while earning 69 goals. He has collected 32 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. You should also keep an eye on Erling Haland, the forward representing Norway. Haland has earned himself a total of 5 yellow card warnings in 1,633 minutes played (18 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.17. He has scored 3 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 2 times.
Rune Jarstein will be looking after the net for Norway. Jarstein has accumulated 114 shutouts while defending 1,697 shots attempted against him in 34,735 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .695 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 and he has a record of 149-101-138. So far in his career, Jarstein has conceded 535 goals and has tallied 1,180 stops in 389 starts.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Norway (+902)
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