Game Preview: Norway vs. Switzerland - World Cup Qualifiers - September 10th, 2013

Norway vs. Switzerland - Football Matchup - Nation Jersey CrestsNorway will battle Switzerland in a Group E, World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday, September 10th at Ullevaal stadium in Oslo.

Big game! Switzerland are first in Group E after seven matches played with 15 points. Norway are in second place with 11 points. Albania and Iceland are breathing down Norway's neck with 10 points each, while Slovenia have 9 and Cyprus have 4 points. With three rounds of games left to be played, five teams are still in contention to qualify to the World Cup in Brazil.

With a win on Tuesday, Switzerland could distance themselves from the pack and be very close to winning the group. They still have to face Albania and Slovenia later in October.

If Norway manages to win in Oslo, things get even more complicated in Group E. Norway still have to face Slovenia and Iceland a few weeks from now.

In October of last year, Switzerland and Norway drew 1-1 in Berne.

Let's see what the odds look like for the upcoming match:

Norway: 8/5
Draw: 9/4
Switzerland: 17/10

According to the odds, this will be a very close game. A 100 € bet on Norway could return 160 € in profit, while the same bet on Switzerland could return 170 € in profit.

The most likely score on Tuesday is a 1-1 tie offered at 5/1 (bet 100 € for a chance to profit 500 €).

Mario Gavranovic, who plays for the Swiss Super League club FC Zürich, is the favourite to score for Switzerland at 2/1 (bet 100 € to profit 200 €). Tarik Elyounoussi, who plays in Germany for 1899 Hoffenheim, is the favourite to score for Norway also at 2/1.

Norway most recently beat Cyprus 2-0, while Switzerland drew 4-4 in a home game vs. Iceland.

It will be interesting to see how things unfold in Group E.