PREVIEW: Wales v Norway – Euro 2021 qualifying

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Dafydd Jones October 26, 2020

Author: Dafydd Jones

Publisher: Y Clwb Pêl Droed

Wales will look to close the gap on group leaders Norway in a key Euro 2021 qualifying clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Jayne Ludlow’s side currently sit second in Group C with 11 points from their opening six games, trailing Tuesday’s opponents by four points.

The hosts head into the game on the back of a resounding 4-0 victory over Faroe Islands at Rodney Parade.

All-time leading goal-scorer Helen Ward got herself on the scoresheet, along with Lily Woodham’s strike and Natasha Harding’s brace.

Martin Sjögren’s Norway have been in dominant form so far in the qualifying campaign, maintaining a 100% record.

The Grasshoppers have recorded 33 goals in their opening five fixtures, an average of 6.6 per game, conceding just once.

Wales will need to keep tabs on Norway and Barcelona star Caroline Graham Hansen, who has ten goals to her name so far in the qualifying campaign.

In the reverse fixture between the two sides, Ludlow’s side put in a battling, disciplined display but succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in Oslo.

(Featured Image: Lewis Sharpe)