- Norway (FIFA rank: #47) have enjoyed an encouraging run this European Championship qualifying campaign (W2, D3, L1), losing only to today's opposition, Spain (#7). However, they will need a victory here in order to stay in contention for qualification, something they have managed just once in four H2Hs post-2000 (W1, L3).
- Matches here on Norweigian soil often produce plenty of goalmouth action, with Norway scoring at least twice in all ECQ 2020 home matches, and witnessing a group-high average of 4.0 total goals per match. Notably, 14 of the 19 overall total goals across Norwayâs ECQ matches (home/away) have arrived after half-time (73.68%).
- Spain are no strangers to Norweigian manager Lars LagerbÃ¤ck, who is winless in four of his five previous H2Hs (W1, D1, L3). Notably, all three defeats came in the last three H2Hs, none of which saw a goalless first-half (1.67 first-half goals per match average).
- Ahead of the round, only five of the 55 competing nations have scored more than Spainâs 17 goals (2.83 goals scored per match average). Moreover, the visitors have scored at least twice in each of their last six away fixtures (W5, L1) - notably, they came from behind to equalise on three occasions across this sequence.
- Joshua KingÂ has been involved in five of Norwayâs 11 ECQ goals (three goals, two assists) - two were penalties, including one in the reverse.
- Also netting in the reverse, Spain defenderÂ Sergio Ramos'Â last three international goals were match openers (two penalties).
- Norway have received one or no bookings in each of their last four ECQ matches.
- Spain have led at both HT/FT in five of their last six ECQ matches.
- Spain have kept a clean sheet in 13 of their last 18 Euro matches (72.22%).