It would be dramatic, probably even a tragedy, if Austria missed the main round at the 2020 European Handball Championship. That would rob the tournament, especially the games in the Wiener Stadthalle, a whole lot of atmosphere. But don’t worry, everything indicates that the Austrians remain in the tournament.
Austria vs North Macedonia Betting Predictions and Odds
Austria has two wins so far, but Ales Pajovic’s team is not yet through. The first two appearances, however, give courage that you can prevail against North Macedonia on the last group match day and thus even move into the next round with 2: 0 points.
After two games, Austria leads the table with 4: 0 points. The Czech Republic and North Macedonia each follow with 2: 2 points. Ukraine is still at the bottom of the ranking without a counter. So far, nothing has been decided, because after the points, the direct comparison is consulted in the final settlement.
An Austrian loss to North Macedonia and a Czech win, for example, would mean that all three teams would have 4-2 points, so the direct comparison over these teams would have to be the deciding factor. In order to avoid arithmetic, at least one point would be enough for Team Austria.
If Austria scores 25 goals, you can even allow yourself a loss of four goals to move on to the next round. However, the bookmakers between Austria and North Macedonia give the prediction for the third victory for Team Austria. Under these circumstances, the co-host may even almost dream of precious metal.
The key will be to get the Macedonian top star Kiril Lazarov under control, who should deliver a shooter duel with Nikola Bilyk on Tuesday. That means that between Austria and North Macedonia, a tip on many goals could be useful. The start of the preliminary round game at the European Handball Championship 2020 between Austria and North Macedonia in the Wiener Stadthalle will take place on January 14th, 2020.
Austria – statistics & current form
The euphoria couldn’t be greater. Coach Ales Pajovic tried not to let the hype go by his players, but if you see what is going on in the Wiener Stadthalle during the games of the Austrian team, then his actors can not help noticing that Austria is suffering from handball fever located.
The national team can claim the lion’s share of this mood, because it looks like Austria is perhaps the best international tournament in the association’s history. The step into the main round is now firmly planned. Even participating in the Olympic Games could still be an option.
The form of the Austrians is correct in any case, because from the last five international matches Ales Pajovic’s team has taken four wins and only had to surrender in a test against Germany. As a result, betting providers between Austria and North Macedonia now have lower odds of winning at home.
This is due, among other things, to Nikola Bilyk, who has played an outstanding European championship so far and has almost earned the title of world class. With 28 goals from two games, he is in second place behind the Norwegian Sander Sagosen in the list of goalscorers. The Austrian captain has become an absolute leader.
Under his direction, there was a well-deserved 32:29 win over the Czechs at the start of the European Championship. On Sunday Austria had to play the second group game against the giants from Ukraine and took the second win at 34:30 in the second European Championship game. In addition to Nikola Bilyk, Robert Weber and Janko Bozovic were particularly convincing.
This axis, together with the keeper Thomas Eichberger, who is strong up to this point, should sweep away all other players.
“I have the feeling in the game that the whole of Austria is behind us.” – Ales Pajovic
Then there is the audience. The third victory is possible with the frenetic spectators in the back, because Ales Pajovic makes it clear that he has the feeling that the whole of Austria is behind his team.
The team from Austria:
🤾🏻♂️ Goalkeeper: Bauer, Eichberger
🤾🏻♂️ Back area: Zeiner, Bilyk, Jochmann, Dicker, Huteczek, Bozovic, Zivkovic
🤾🏻♂️ Left wing: Frimmel, Santos
🤾🏻♂️ Right wing: Brandfellner, Weber, Wöss
🤾🏻♂️ Line player: Posch, Wagner, Herburger
🤾🏻♂️ Coach: Pajovic
Last games from Austria:
🤾🏻♂️ 01/12/2020 – Austria vs. Ukraine 34:30 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 10.01.2020 – Austria vs. Czech Republic 32:29 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/06/2020 – Austria vs. Germany 28:32 (friendly match)
🤾🏻♂️ 10/27/2019 – Austria vs. Holland 26:24 (friendly match)
🤾🏻♂️ 10/25/2019 – Austria vs. Serbia 32:30 (friendly match)
North Macedonia – statistics & current form
In recent years, Northern Macedonia, then among Macedonia, was the third power in the Balkans after Croatia and Serbia. After the Serbs had already left the EURO in the preliminary round, the prince role would be vacant, but these seem to be claiming the Slovenians at the EM.
Perhaps that’s because the North Macedonian superstar Kiril Lazarov is getting old. At 39, he is no longer the youngest, but the top scorer in many major tournaments is again the second best scorer at the 2020 European Championship with 28 goals. The problem of the North Macedonians is that their game is relatively easy to calculate.
If you take Kiril Lazarov on the chain, the whole game of the North Macedonians gets sick. Even if the backfield player calls for his performance, it is not always enough to win. On matchday one, he scored eight goals against Ukraine and ended up with a narrow 26:25 win. The powerful offensive was even more successful on Sunday.
Kiril Lazarov even scored eleven goals against the Czech Republic, but ended up with a 25:27. If a single player is responsible for almost half of their own goals, it cannot be fruitful for the entire team. It will therefore be important for Austria to spread responsibility across broad shoulders.
Nevertheless, on the outside there is still relatively calm.
“Everything is open in this group. So on the last day of the match it will be very interesting if we meet Austria. ” – Daniel Brestovac
Daniel Brestovac only speaks of an interesting starting point. The question will be whether Kiril Lazarov will get the support of his colleagues, so that the task of Austria can also be solved. If this is not the case, North Macedonia will, somewhat surprisingly, have to cut sail in the preliminary round.
The team of North Macedonia:
🤾🏻♂️ Goalkeeper: Mitrevski, Ristovski
🤾🏻♂️ Back area: Tankovski, Krstevski, Misevski, Taleski, Kuzmanovski, Velkovski, Lazarov
🤾🏻♂️ Left wing: Manaskov, Madzovski
🤾🏻♂️ Right wing: Georgievski, Popovski
🤾🏻♂️ Line player: Stoilov, Markoski, Pesevski
🤾🏻♂️ Coach: Brestovac
Last games from North Macedonia:
🤾🏻♂️ 01/12/2020 – Czech Republic vs. North Macedonia 27:25 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/10/2020 – North Macedonia vs. Ukraine 26:25 (European Championship 2020)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/05/2020 – North Macedonia vs. Montenegro 25:24 (friendly match)
🤾🏻♂️ 01/03/2020 – Slovenia vs. North Macedonia 33:28 (Friendly Match)
🤾🏻♂️ 29.12.2019 – Romania vs. North Macedonia 20:24 (friendly match)
Austria vs North Macedonia Direct Comparison
To date, the selection teams from Austria and North Macedonia have only played four matches. In direct comparison, the North Macedonians have 3: 1 victories. Once the two opponents parted with a tie. The team of Daniel Brestovac meets Austria for the first time under the name of Northern Macedonia.
The Austrians won in 2012 in the World Cup qualification in front of their own audience. The last encounter was at the 2015 World Cup in Qatar. In the preliminary round, the North Macedonians won 36:31. Kiril Lazarov scored nine goals at the time. With eight goals, Robert Weber was the most successful shooter of the Austrians.
⭐️ Austria vs North Macedonia Betting odds * & other interesting betting prediction:
Betting Prediction: Over 55.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 55.5 goals
Austria vs North Macedonia Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer.com
The Austrians want to continue their run at the European Championship in their own country. Austria is not yet certain of the next round, but it should probably only be a matter of form. Nikola Bilyk is one of the characters at this EURO so far. Together with Northern Macedonian Kiril Lazarov, Bilyk is in second place in the list of goalscorers.
The Austrians have also taken four wins from their last five international matches. Ales Pajovic’s team got hot and that should be on the record again on Tuesday. It tends to look as if a bet on Austria would be a good choice in the match between Austria and North Macedonia.
Key facts – Austria vs North Macedonia tips
⭐️ Austria has won four of the last five international matches.
⭐️ Nikola Bilyk and Kiril Lazarov are together with 28 goals each in second place on the list of goalscorers.
⭐️ In direct comparison, North Macedonia leads with 3: 1 victories.
The North Macedonians are very dependent on Kiril Lazarov. In Austria, the game runs across multiple players. That’s why we see Austria in the favorites role on Tuesday. We can imagine that the co-host of this EURO will secure first place in the group. That is why we use the odds for a home win in the match between Austria and North Macedonia.