NOR vs SER Dream11 Prediction: Norway takes on Serbia in the UEFA Nations League Path C which also acts as a qualification method for the Euros. Norway has been a very good side after integrating players like Erling Braut Haaland, Sander Berge, Alexander Sorloth and Martin Odegaard. They have enjoyed some good results, losing just one of their last 5 games. They won their last game 5-1 with Erling Haaland getting 2 goals and 1 assist and Alexander Sorloth netting 2 goals. They also managed to hold Spain to a 1-1 draw with Josh King scoring a penalty in the 90+4th minute of the game and they also beat the Faroe Islands 4-0. Serbia seems like a dark horse in Europe with players like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Tadic, Luka Jovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Filip Kostic. They have lost only one in the last six games which came against Russia. They haven’t been the most free-scoring team but they are very good at grinding out results. They will travel to Oslo with nothing but a win in mind and Ljubisa Tumbakovic’s men will fancy their chances against the Norwegians.
Fixture name & competition: Norway vs Serbia, UEFA Euros Qualifiers
Date & Time: 9th October, 12:15 am (IST)
Venue: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
NOR – DWWLW
SER – WWDLD
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The two sides have only met once in their histories which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Last meeting: Serbia 1-1 Norway (International Friendly, 15th November 2006)
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Norway Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Orjan Nyland will miss out on this game due to an injury and Norway have a fit squad otherwise. So take better decisions while making NOR vs SER Dream11 Team Prediction.
Expected changes: Josh King has returned to the lineup but is unlikely to replace Erling Braut Haaland or Alexander Sorloth. Rune Almenning Jarstein or Sondre Rossbach will feature in between the sticks in place of Orjan Nyland.
NOR Playing 11 (probable):
Rune Almenning Jarstein (GK)
Erling Braut Haaland
Serbia Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Ljubisa Tumbakovic has a fully fit squad except for Nemanja Matic who retired from the national team.
Expected changes: Filip Kostic, Aleksander Mitrovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Dusan Tadic should all make the squad which will make them a very formidable lineup. Nemanja Gudelj will take the place of Matic.
SER Playing 11 (probable):
Predrag Rajkovic (GK)
The odds for this game are still in a swing state with bookies not being able to decide the clear favourites. While the Serbians have better players, who are more used to playing bigger games with players of high calibre, the Norwegians have a better run of form. They also have players like Erling Haaland who has the capabilities of turning the game around single-handedly and he will play a huge role for Norway. They also have the home advantage but Serbia’s frontline is very strong and the likes of Dusan Tadic and Filip Kostic and the Norwegian defenders will be in for a long night if they don’t manage to mark these players out of the game. However, this game has large ramifications in terms of qualifying for a spot in the Euros next year. Both sides will fancy their chances and will feel that they deserve a spot and opportunity to compete with the best in Europe. Check out our NOR vs SER Dream11 Match Prediction.
Dusan Tadic – At 31-years-old, Dusan Tadic has had a very lucrative career scoring 152 goals and providing 166 assists. Last season he scored 16 goals providing 21 assists in the Eredivisie and has put up the exact same numbers for the Serbian national team as well. He will play behind Aleksander Mitrovic and look to provide some assists for him against Norway.
Erling Braut Haaland – The Borussia Dortmund man has had an excellent time since his breakthrough season last year. He racked up goals in Germany and Austria alike at the age of just 19. He also scored 3 goals and provided one assist for the Norwegian national team in their last 2 games. He has kicked off this season in the Bundesliga by scoring 4 goals and providing 1 assist in just 3 games.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – Mitrovic was last season’s Championship top scorer for Fulham as they secured promotion to the Premier League. He has scored two goals in four games in the Premier League with both coming against Leeds United in their 4-3 loss at Elland Road. He has also scored a massive 35 goals in just 57 appearances for the Serbian national team.
X-factors (differential picks)
Filip Kostic – For the last couple of years, Filip Kostic has been one of the best players in the Bundesliga for the past couple of years. He registered 12 goals and 18 assists for Frankfurt last season but is yet to get off the mark after the first two games of the 2020/21 season. Being deployed on the left-flank, Kostic will look to link-up with the likes of Milinkovic-Savic and Mitrovic to give the Norwegian defence a tough night.
Alexander Sorloth – High on confidence after his move to RB Leipzig, Sorloth will keep his place in the lineup ahead of Josh King. Sorloth has scored two goals and registered one assist in the last two games for the national team and his linkup with Erling Braut Haaland is a cause of great excitement for the Norwegian supporters.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Touted as one of the most prolific players in the Serie A, Milinkovic-Savic is a very important player for Lazio. However, he doesn’t seem to hit high numbers in terms of goal contributions which is something he will look to change as he enters the prime of his career at the age of 25. The big Serbian has started this season well, scoring a goal and providing an assist in just three games for Lazio.