This is an important game for both teams. Italy needs a win if it has any hopes of making the playoffs. Norway could use a win to take some of the pressure off of next weekends El Salvador matchup. I expect Norway to take this one and do it in convincing fashion. While Italy plays hard and has some talent in the lineup, they don't have the firepower or the midfield to match Norway.
Norway needs to come out running and not let up until it has a couple of goals on the scoreboard. The main detriment to Norway's style of play is that it can't finish teams when they're down and that needs to start changing. If Italy comes out even a little flat then this should be 3-0 before the first ten minutes have passed.
Defensively, Norway needs to keep challenging hard and winning battles like it has in the first two games. Things broke down in the second half against France, but otherwise Norway has been extremely effective. Italy shouldn't get more than one goal, and if it does then the Norway D didn't do its job.
Norway needs this and has the better team. Norway wins 4-0.