Wales v Norway: Two improving sides clash

Wales were comfortable 3-0 winners when these two teams last met

Gary Speed's Wale’s team will be looking to carry on their recent good form and overturn the Norwegian national side this Saturday. After losing four consecutive games at the beginning of their Euro 2012 campaign, they ended with some good results (winning three of their last four matches) and will certainly be looking to add another positive result to that list.

Speed, however, has been hindered with some late injury withdrawals from the Welsh squad. Jack Collison most recently joined the list of casualties alongside James Collins, Danny Collins, David Vaughan and Boaz Myhill.

There are no fresh injury problems for Egil Olson who has named a squad with a large amount of English flavour, six of the squad play in the English leagues.

This will be the eleventh meeting of these two sides and Norway come out on top with four wins and two losses to date. However, Wales were comfortable 3-0 winners when these two teams last met and with their current form boosting their confidence we could see the Welsh side proving the stronger yet again.

Key player to watch for Wales will be in-form Gareth Bale who will certainly pose as a constant threat down the wing. He has managed to bag three goals from his last five matches for country and two in his last three games for Tottenham. So don't be surprised to see him feature on the score sheet here.

Morten-Gamst Pedersen is likely to be Norway's key man; the Blackburn midfielder has already scored 16 goals for Norway since his debut in 2004. With his remarkable left-foot and a towering John Carew to aim for, this could be a very dangerous combination for the Welsh side to defend against.

This is a very tough game for punters with both sides steadily improving of late. Speed does lack experience within his ranks – 16 of his squad are aged under 25 – however, their confidence will be oozing from their recent form. Of the last eight matches for Norway, six of them have featured under 2.5 goals and being unable to confidently see either side emphatically out-classing the other, this looks a good bet.

Recommended bets:

Wales to win @ 15/8 with Bet365

Under 2.5 goals @ 4/6 with 888sport

Written By:- Louise Clarke (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 11/11/2011 - 10:39 AM
Filed in:- Euro 2012 Betting News

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