Austria vs North Macedonia Prediction & Tips
No one probably would have bet on Macedonia in the European Championship, but Goran Pandev and his “grandchildren” surprised everyone. And they have no intention of stopping right now, as the recent results in world qualifying and friendly matches show. In short, Austria is warned and having the weight of the prediction on your shoulders could be a heavy burden. The Macedonians, on the other hand, can play without too much pressure and with the lightheartedness of those who have nothing to lose. And since appetite comes with eating, who knows that Macedonia could not be the classic outsider that every tournament of this type usually displays. Austria is obviously very favorite, but Goran Pandev’s Macedonia can represent the crazy splinter of this European, having already hurt several big names …
After their debut defeat in Romania (3-2 the final result), Goran and his teammates achieved two victories in the other two qualifying matches in Qatar 2022.
But if the one against Liechtenstein was not too surprising (although the result of 5-0 is not to be underestimated), the same cannot be said of the one against Germany (1-2 away!).
In fact, between world qualifiers and friendlies there are four consecutive useful results for Macedonia: the friendlies, in fact, ended 1-1 against Slovenia and 4-0 against Kazakhstan.
On the other hand, Austria is accusing some problems in terms of continuity of results and in particular of victories (only one in the last six).
On the other hand, the only victory came against the Faroe Islands, who nevertheless conceded a goal: 3-1 the final result in a match valid for qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Of the last seven games played, the Austrians have closed only one with a clean sheet (0-0 in the last friendly against Slovakia).
As mentioned, Austria is widely favored, but Macedonia can really surprise and call it “surprise” could already be anachronistic given the recent results. We do not know if Goran Pandev and his team mates are even able to win the match, but also given the difficulties of the Austrian defense, we choose the Gol Macedonia option.
Austria – North Macedonia FREE TIPS
Austria – Win @ 1.65
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90