Norway vs Northern Ireland Prediction, 10/14/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norway vs Northern Ireland
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, Norway
Odds/Point Spread: Norway (-153) Northern Ireland (+114)
Paddy McNair and Northern Ireland (0-1-2 in Nations League) are headed to Ullevaal Stadion on Wednesday where they'll take on Norway (2-0-1 in Nations League). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Rune Jarstein for Norway and Bailey Peacock-Farrell for Northern Ireland. The Northern Irish are at at +114 while the Norwegians are priced at -153. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Norway as a team have earned 10 goals on the tournament, which ranks them 1st in the league. They have attempted 37 shots at the goal with 19 being on target, which comes out to a 51.4% SOT percentage. They have committed 41 fouls as well as having drawn 29 fouls for the tourney. Norway controls possession for 44.7% of games.
Erling Håland is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Norwegians. He has accounted for 12 assists while earning 7 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Håland has started 46 contests in his career and accounts for 0.99 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Norway has recorded 48 goals scored in 4,385 mins. One more player who should impact this match is Alexander Sørloth, the forward playing for Norway. Sørloth has totaled 10,266 mins during 105 career starts and has earned himself a total of 13 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 21 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 56 total goals. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Norway will be Rune Jarstein. Jarstein has defended the goal for 34,735 mins and is sitting with 1,180 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (535 total goals allowed) and his save % is .695. The goalkeeper taking the field for Norway has seen 1,697 shots attempted against him in 389 career starting assignments. Jarstein (149-101-138 record during his career) has recorded 114 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.3% shutout percentage.
Northern Ireland has 39 fouls this tournament (35th in the league) and they have 43 fouls they have drawn. As we sit, they control possession of the ball 42.3% of the time. The Northern Irish have an average of 2.33 shots on target per 90 minutes and have a total of 2 goals so far. They have completed 38.9% of their shots on target on 18 total shots.
Paddy McNair should be able to be counted on for Northern Ireland. The defender representing Northern Ireland has earned 7,141 mins and has scored 11 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. He averages 0.14 G/90 and has been a starter in 46 outings thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Stuart Dallas, the defender taking the field for Northern Ireland. Dallas has been given 20 yellow card cautions in 16,272 professional minutes played (173 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.14. He has earned 26 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 17 different times.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell is expected to look after the goal for Northern Ireland. In his career, Peacock-Farrell has allowed 50 goals and has accumulated 91 saves in 40 starts. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 19-9-12. He is the owner of a save percentage of .669 and his clean sheet rate is 27.5%. Peacock-Farrell has totaled 11 shutouts while defending 136 shots against him in 3,600 career mins.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Northern Ireland (+114)
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