Norway – on the way for the semi finals
Serbia -Norway opens the second phase of Euro 2018. All the qualified teams are distributed in 2 new groups of 6 teams and the first two will play the semi finals.
Serbia – Norway
(Most recent H2H result: 28-25)
- If there is someone lucky after the first stage of qualifyings in Euro 2018, without any doubt that’s Serbia. With two categoric defeats after the 2 first games ( 22-32 vs Croatia and 25-30 vs Sweden ), with a lot of injured players and some rumors of fight between team mates after Sweden loss , Serbia managed somehow to get to the next stage. Seen as a huge under dog in last game against Iceland, they did the unexpected and won the game ( being 4 goals behind in the second half ) and with the help of Sweden’s victory against the hosts of the competition here they are.
- With all the euphory shown by coach Jovica Cvetkovic, who declared that they will go to Zagreb to win all the games i still keep my previous analysis concerning Serbia. Not a bad team, but not for this level of competition, can play decent in the attack but very poor defense. And let’s be honest, their place here is just because Iceland played in a bad day.
- Norway will have 3 games on its way for the semi finals – with Serbia, Croatia and Sweden. Not too difficult to see that just after Serbia they will play with the hosts. So there’s no way for tripping over with Serbia. So i think Norway will lead from the beggining till the end even there’s some advantage for the serbs in the face to face games. Sometimes statistics are outdated.
Prediction: Norway double victory ( HT/FT ), odds: 1.82
- Confidence 70%
Serbia - Norway