For our Spain vs. Norway prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.
Spain kick off their EURO 2024 qualifying campaign with a game against Norway in Madrid.
Spain are entering this qualification campaign having had a mightily disappointing World Cup campaign in Qatar where after spanking Costa Rica 7-0 in the opening game they failed to win another game having drawn 1-1 with Germany, lost 2-1 to Japan and ultimately fell to a penalty shootout defeat to Morocco in the last 16.
As a result, they're now under new management following the resignation of Luis Enrique in the wake of the World Cup with former U19, U21 and U23 manager Luis de la Fuente taking charge of the seniors.
De la Fuente has named a largely similar squad to the one that took off for Qatar, with notable new inclusions being Pedro Porro, David Garcia, Martin Zubizumendi, Mikel Merino and Iago Aspas.
Their record in tournament qualifying is outstanding having lost just one qualifier since 2014, a 2-1 defeat away in Sweden in qualifying for Qatar.
Spain enjoyed a strong Nations League campaign last summer too, having won three, drawn two and lost one of their six matches.
Spain should qualify relatively easily from this group and they are strong favourites to do so. This Norway side are no mugs but three points should be a given here.
Norway are looking to qualify for a first major tournament since EURO 2000 as they enter this qualification period with one of their most exciting squads in their history.
Erling Haaland aside, Martin Odegaard has been arguably the best midfielder in the Premier League this season and with thirteen (Haaland excluded) players playing in one of Europe's top five leagues, and fifteen if you include the top seven leagues, they're looking very strong coming into this qualification campaign in a strong position.
They have, though, been dealt a massive blow with Haaland being forced to withdraw from the squad with injury this week so they've been significantly weaken ahead of this game.
Their form has been slightly underwhelming of late too, with Norway winning two, drawing one and losing two of their last five matches in all competitions.
With 2nd place qualifying for the EUROs automatically Norway should really have their eyes on qualifying for this tournament. This is the toughest game they'll face in this campaign and with Haaland unavailable for selection they'll likely go home empty handed.
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