International Friendly Betting: Norway v England - 10 Vital Statistics


10. England are using this friendly as one of two warm-up fixtures ahead of Euro 2012. Of the 10 previous matches between the two nations, England have won five, drawing three and losing just twice. They are 1.30 to win on Saturday.

9. The first game between the two nations was in May 1937, England running out 6-0 victors. The away side are priced at 375.00 to replicate that scoreline in Oslo.

8. Their two previous meetings came in the mid-90s, with both games ending in 0-0 draws. This friendly is 8.75 to end goalless.

7. England manager Roy Hodgson was in charge of Norwegian club Viking FK for two seasons, finishing fifth in the Tippeligaen in 2005. The last time he managed at the Ullevaal Stadion, his side beat Vålerenga – who went on to be 2005 champions – 2-1. England are priced at 9.75 to win by the same result.

6. England conceded just five goals on the way to qualification for Euro 2012. Four of their five wins ended with a clean sheet for goalkeeper Joe Hart, and they can be backed at 3.75 to win on Sunday without conceding.

5. Norway failed to reach the playoff stage of Euro 2012 qualifying due to an inferior goal difference to Portugal. They scored just 10 goals compared to Portugal’s 21, and are 2.60 not to score against England.

4. The last time England scored against Norway was back in October 1992, during World Cup 94 qualification. David Platt flicked on a Stuart Pierce free kick to open the scoring at Wembley that night, but the game finished 1-1. A price of 16.00 can be backed for England to lead at half time, before the tie ends in a draw.

3. England have not failed to score in their last 11 games, stretching back to a 0-0 draw with Montenegro in October 2010. Odds of 2.15 can be backed for three or more goals in the game on Sunday, with four or more at 4.10.

2. In England’s last outing they lost 3-2 to the Netherlands, despite the first half finishing goalless. You can back 0-0 at half time in Oslo at 2.80.

1. Norway’s most recent match was also against British opposition: they beat Northern Ireland 3-0 in February. The Norwegians scored just before half time, and went on to secure a decent win over new manager Michael O’Neill’s side. Norway are 5.50 to win both halves against England, and 36.00 to replicate February’s result.