The last time when these two sides met, 10-man Slovenia played impressively to hold Norway to a goalless draw away from home.
Norway will be keen to continue their good run of form when they travel to Slovenia in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday. The League B Group 4 clash is important to both sides for various reasons. Norway could seal promotion to League A, while Slovenia will be eager to move out of the bottom spot in the table. The form is on Norway’s side, however, the home advantage is with Slovenia. The last time when these two sides met, 10-man Slovenia played impressively to hold Norway to a goalless draw away from home.
|Slovenia vs Norway||Key details|
|Venue||Stožice Sports Park|
|Kickoff time in India||9:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Slovenia||6 pm|
|Kickoff time in Norway||6 pm|
Comfortably sitting at the top of the table, Norway have ten points from four matches. Barring the goalless draw against Slovenia in the reverse fixture, they have won their remaining three games. Hence, the visitors will go into the Saturday clash as the slight favourites. On the other hand, Slovenia are rooted at the bottom of League B Group 4, having managed just two points till now. After losing the opening two games, they played out successive draws in the last two fixtures.
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There are not too many missing players for both sides to worry about ahead of their upcoming clash. Slovenia’s main absentee will be in the form of Miha Blazic, who will miss the game due to a suspension. Otherwise, they have more or less everyone ready for this fixture. Meanwhile, Norway’s main concern will be Martin Odegaard’s fitness situation. Even though the Arsenal midfielder is in the national squad, it is not clear whether he is in condition to start the upcoming international games. Besides, they will miss Marcus Pedersen in this match due to suspension. But most importantly, the upcoming fixture will be a clash between two promising young strikers – Benjamin Sesko and Erling Braut Haaland. It will be interesting to see who among them comes up on top.
Slovenia possible line-up: Oblak, Karnicnik, Bijol, Mevlja, Brekalo, Sikosek, Zajc, Cerin, Kurtic, Sesko, Celar
Norway possible line-up: Nyland, Ryerson, Strandberg, Ostigard, Bjorkan, Odegaard, Berge, Thorsby, Sorloth, Daehli, Haaland
The UEFA Nations League match between Slovenia and Norway will take place at Stožice Sports Park on Saturday at 9:30 pm IST.
For the football fans in India, the live telecast of the UEFA Nations League is available on the Sony Ten network. You can also live stream through SonyLIV App/ website and Jio TV. Besides, the supporters in Slovenia can watch the match between Slovenia and Norway on SportKlub 1 Slovenia; and TV 2 Play, TV 2 Norway in Norway.