Scotland v Norway: Match stats

  • Scotland have won their past two games against Norway, winning 1-0 in a 2013 friendly and 2-1 earlier this year in a European Championship qualifier.

  • This is Norway's first game in Scotland since a goalless draw in a World Cup qualifier in 2008. Norway are unbeaten in their past three in Scotland (W1 D2) since losing 3-2 in a 1978 European Championship qualifier.

  • Scotland have only lost two of their past 20 home games in all competitions (W14 D4), although one was in their last home game against England in September. The Scots haven't lost consecutive home games since September 2019.

  • Norway have won five of their past six matches in all competitions (L1), losing the other 1-0 at home to Spain last month. Those five victories have come via an aggregate score of 17-2.

  • Scotland are winless in their past four games in all competitions (D1 L3) since a five-game winning run between March and September. They last had a longer run without a win between November 2020 and March 2021 (five games).

  • Having beaten Cyprus 4-0 away from home last month, Norway are looking to record consecutive away wins in European qualifying for the first time since October/November 2014 when they beat Malta and Azerbaijan.

  • Scott McTominay has scored seven goals for Scotland in 2023. In Scotland's history, only Denis Law in 1963 (11) and Colin Stein in 1969 (8) have ever netted more goals in a calendar year.

  • After not scoring or assisting in any of his first six caps for Norway, Jorgen Strand Larsen now has two goals and two assists in his past four caps for his country, scoring their opener in their 2-0 win over the Faroe Islands last time out.

Scotland's John McGinn and Norway's Patrick Berg during June's meeting
Scotland's John McGinn and Norway's Patrick Berg during June's meeting