Austria vs North Macedonia
SUN 13 JUN 2021 – KO 17:00
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
It’s Austria vs North Macedonia on 13th June, and the kick-off is scheduled for 17:00. The game will take place in the National Arena in Bucharest. The game will be a significant one for North Macedonia, as it will be their first appearance at a major tournament.
Austria will be making only their third appearance at the European Championship. They qualified for the tournament by finishing second in Group G behind Poland. They won six games, drew once and lost three.
Interestingly, the Austrian’s faced North Macedonia twice in the qualification pool. They beat Macedonia 4-0 in the first match and 2-1 in the reverse fixture.
However, it won’t be an easy game for Austria. North Macedonia recently beat Germany (2-1) in a World Cup qualifier and smashed five goals past Liechtenstein.
It’s worth pointing out that Austria is yet to record a single win at the European Championship, and they have not won a game at a major finals since a 2-1 defeat of the United States in the 1990 World Cup group.
North Macedonia will be making their debut at the European Championships. The Nation of just two million people will come to a complete stop when they take on Austria in their opening group match.
North Macedonia qualified for the EURO play-offs, having topped their 2018/19 UEFA Nations League section ahead of Armenia, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein, winning five of their six matches.
Expectations will be high for Igor Angelovski’s side; his team recently recorded a brilliant victory over Germany in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Recent results suggest Macedonia will be a real handful in this tournament. You can get 6/1 on them springing a surprise in their opening game. Personally, I think the game will end in a draw, and you can 3/1 on that outcome.
Both sides are lucky in the fact that neither of them have injuries going into this game.
I expect North Macedonia to put up a strong fight and given Austria’s poor history at the European Championships, I can see this ending all square.
PREDICTION – DRAW
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