Time for Norway to put up or shut up. This is the game that will decide the group and if its not close than the Norwegians could have some big problems. After watching France's first two games its pretty clear that they're a solid team and should have no problems making the playoffs.
The zone matchups in this game are what will be the deciding factor. France's strikers are better than Norway's defense. Norway's strikers are better than France's defense. The midfield is pretty close with a slight edge going to Norway. The team that wins this game will be the team whose midfield decides to exert its will and control the game.
On defense Norway needs to mark tight and not allow openings for easy passes. France has the ability to pick apart a team if the space is there and they'll score goals from easy positions if given the chance. Norway needs to win the battles in the air and the six yard box or bad bounces and deflections will see the ball in the back of the net.
On offense Norway needs to focus on the same things as the Greece game. Norway got plenty of chances in that one, just couldn't bury some easy sitters. Lots of shots when the openings are there and Norway should be able to get a few.
I think Norway's midfield plays like its on a mission. Norway wins 3-2.