The Polish national team is still without a clean sheet in qualifying for the European Championship 2020. This will change on Friday, the opponent from North Macedonia, who receives the Poles to Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski in the National Arena Toshe Proeski in Skopje. And the North Macedonians also have some arguments on their side, although the Poles arrive as favorites.
Football Betting Prediction North Macedonia vs Poland
The White-Red Eagles want the third victory in the third game, while the host builds on the home advantage and against the favorites to win the group at least not want to lose. When betting odds came on the market for the game between North Macedonia and Poland, the bookies seemed to be pretty sure who would be the winner. But in the meantime the odds have shifted somewhat in the game of North Macedonia against Poland.
Norh Macedonia – Statistics & Current Form
With their promotion to League C of the UEFA Nations League in mid-November last year, North Macedonia celebrated a success, which the team continued this year. Because on the first two matchdays of qualifying for Euro 2020, the North Macedonians remained unbeaten. In addition to the 3: 1 at home against Latvia, which could still be described as a mandatory victory, there was a respectable 1: 1 in Slovenia three days later. In a game in which Northern Macedonia saw four yellow cards between the 14th and 19th minute, the Slovenians were the better team and had a clear chance advantage, but the Northern Macedonians were more effective and brought one of the only two own shots on the opposing goal in the box below.
This left North Macedonia unbeaten for the fourth game in a row – three wins. In general, North Macedonia has lost just one of the last 15 international matches – nine wins. Admittedly, many big names were not among the last 15 opponents and yet you can also find teams like Italy (1-1) or Norway (2-0). In their own country, Northern Macedonia has won the last six internationals. In each of these six home games, the North Macedonians scored at least two goals and also played four times to zero. Accordingly, the goal difference of 19: 2 from these six home games can be seen more than. The last defeat in their own country dates from 11.06.2017 and was a close 1: 2 against Spain.
The big names are in vain in the squad North Macedonia. With Egzon Bejtullai, Kristijan Toshevski and Marjan Radeski are three players in the squad, who earn their bread in the home. The entire storm, on the other hand, consists almost exclusively of players from the Italian Serie A, with 35-year-old captain Goran Pandev, who stole his shoes for FC Genoa and scored four goals in 26 league games in the past season, probably the most prominent name , In the game of North Macedonia against Poland, the odds for a tip on home win at the beginning were sometimes well over 6.00. Meanwhile, these values have fallen, even if measured against the new numbers, the bookmakers still see the home side clearly behind.
Expected lineup of North Macedonia:
↳ Dimitrievski; Bejtulai, Velkovski, Musliu; Ristovski, Bardhi, Nikolov, Elmas, Alioski; Pandev, Nestorovski
Last matches of North Macedonia:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Slovenia vs Northern Macedonia 1: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – North Macedonia vs. Latvia 3: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – FYR Macedonia vs. Gibraltar 4: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 16.11.2018 – Liechtenstein vs FYR Macedonia 0: 2 (Nations League)
⚽️ 16.10.2018 – Armenia Vs. FYR Macedonia 4: 0 (Nations League)
Poland – Statistics & Current Form
Failure in the preliminary round of the World Cup, relegation from league A of the Nations League, only three wins and six defeats in 13 games – no question: the international 2018 was for the Poles one to forget. In the last six games in 2018, there was no more victory and three defeats. The start of qualifying for the European Championship 2020 was all the more gratifying from the point of view of the Red and White. At the start, Poland were able to win the group win Austria 1-0 and also make the subsequent home game against Latvia victorious. However, both performances were by no means overwhelming.
“We still have to turn on so many screws.” – Robert Lewandowski calls for an increase over the first two qualifiers
In the Alpine Republic, the Poles met a weak host who was to lose 2-4 in Israel three days later. In the 2: 0 against the Latvians, the Poles did a long time difficult. Only in the 76th minute Robert Lewandowski redeemed his colors with the first goal of the game. The victory was due to a chance ratio of 22:12 and 69% possession ball earned and yet it was against the supposedly weakest link in this group of six no intoxicating fireworks that fired the Polish eagle in front of their frenetic fans. Accordingly, coach Jerzy Brzeczek, who after the takeover of the Polish national team after the messed-up World Cup only has a 2-3-3 record, is still under pressure.
The games with the participation of the selection of Poland were one of the most recent ones: tinderless! The 2: 3 against Portugal in mid-October 2018 once excluded fell in the last eight matches in which the Poles participated, never more than two goals – four times a goal, four times two hits. Poland’s strong offensive against Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik (17 goals in the season for Napoli) and Krzysztof Piatek (18 goals in the season for Genoa and AC Milan) have scored only four goals in their last five games. Only twice in the last eleven games will the White-Red score two goals. Accordingly, one may play in the game North Macedonia vs. Poland like to be careful with a tip on away win. Instead, one should rather focus on other possibilities.
Expected lineup of Poland:
↳ Szczesny; Kedziora, Glik, Pazdan, Reca; Zielinsky, Krychowiak, Klich, Grosicki; Lewandowski, Piatek
Last matches of Poland:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Poland vs. Latvia 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Austria vs Poland 0: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Portugal vs. Poland 1: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.11.2018 – Poland vs. Czech Republic 0: 1 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 14.10.2018 – Poland vs. Italy 0: 1 (Nations League)
North Macedonia vs Poland Direct Comparison
So far, there are only three friendlies in the history of these two national teams, which were held on Croatian, German and Turkish soil. The Poles have remained undefeated so far and have won twice. But even the last encounter is over six years ago, so you should draw no conclusions from this head to head.
North Macedonia vs Poland Football Betting Predictions Analyzed
By name, the Poles in this game are the favorite. However, they not only meet a form-strong opponent, but also have to get away from them. And especially at home, North Macedonia has not lost since 11.06.2017. Accordingly, it would be a surprise if the Poles in Skopje do not win, but still no sensation. In any case, one can assume that the White-Red Eagles need an increase in order to score three times in North Macedonia.
Key facts – North Macedonia vs Poland tips
⭐️ Northern Macedonia has lost just one of the last 15 international matches; at home last six wins in a row
⭐️ The Poles started with two victories in the qualification, where they could convince in any match
⭐️ Northern Macedonia has always been in the last eight home games
Not to be forgotten is the fact that most of the players of Poland play at top clubs across Europe and may have tasted the season for these probably more powers than for many players in northern Macedonia, some of which are not in their clubs to the first guard. Accordingly one can count on fresher homeowners. Especially because the team of Igor Angelovski is allowed to play in their own country and scored particularly good results and many goals there, in the game between North Macedonia and Poland my prediction goes to the tip that both teams to score for the best odds of 2.12 gives.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ Yes