Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the UEFA Nations League round 1 game between Serbia and Norway and offer team stats, fixture history and the best betting suggestions for the match.
World Cup finalists Serbia kick off their 2022-23 UEFA Nations League campaign by welcoming Norway to Belgrade on Thursday.
Both teams hope to get off to winning starts in Group B4, alongside Slovenia and Sweden, in their bids to score a promotion.
Position in the UEFA Nations League standings: Serbia vs Norway
Since it is the first round of the UEFA Nations League, both teams are yet to grab their first points this season. Will Serbia take advantage of their home ground and get all 3 points from this game? The visitor team Norway might as well do their best to start recording points right in their first game of the season. One way or the other, it will be interesting to watch these two sides fight for their first points in this campaign.
Current form and previous encounters between Serbia and Norway
Serbia look ahead to a new campaign
Serbia are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Qatar by 4-0, before downing Hungary by 0-1. The winning streak came to an end against Denmark, who ran out 3-0 winners.
Norway arrive on a high
Norway look back on their last 3 matches with 2 wins to show for their efforts. Against the Netherlands, they were left empty-handed in a 2-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Slovakia in a 2-0 win. They followed that up with a 9-0 win against Armenia in their most recent outing.
Latest encounters between Serbia and Norway
The last time the pair played each other, Serbia came away as 2-1 winners in a European qualifier, back in October 2020. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Norway will get you odds 3.75, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 27% chance of victory. You can get a price of 2.10, should you wish to add Serbia to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Betting stats and facts for Serbia and Norway
Here are some facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Serbia and Norway. The facts are based on stats from the recent games that the teams played out across all tournaments.
- Serbia have not lost 16 of the last 18 matches
- Serbia have scored in 16 of the last 18 home matches
- Serbia have not lost 11 of the last 13 home matches
- Serbia have scored in 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 home matches Serbia played, both teams scored
- Norway have scored in 13 of the last 15 away matches
- Norway have not lost 10 of the last 12 matches
- Norway have not lost 10 of the last 12 away matches
- Norway have scored in 10 of the last 12 matches
- Norway have not conceded in 4 of the last 5 matches
Players to zoom in on in Serbia vs Norway
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Aleksandar Mitrovic. He is one of the players from Serbia who are in their best form. He managed to find the back of the net 2 times in his last 6 games, and will surely want to add some more goals against Norway.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Erling Braut Haaland to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently.
Best tips for the match: Serbia vs Norway
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this game between Serbia and Norway, which are based on the above-mentioned stats and facts. Besides the main prediction for this match, we have some low and high-risk alternatives as well.