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Austria vs North Macedonia Predictions & Tips - Underperforming Austria avoided at Euro 2020
- Austria vs North Macedonia predictions for Sunday’s Euro 2020 match
- The Group C clash is being played at 5pm BST at Arena Nationala in Bucharest
- Austria have failed to score in their last 3 matches
- North Macedonia are undefeated in 12 of their last 14 matches
- I am avoiding Austria with an upset on the cards in Romania
- Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
Austria have seen BTTS in 2 matches against North Macedonia (Getty Images)
Austria vs North Macedonia Predictions
Austria are struggling to win and are continually underperforming under Franco Foda. North Macedonia have to be respected and are backed to get a result at Euro 2020.
- Austria have won 1 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
- Austria have seen BTTS in their last 2 matches against North Macedonia (Euro 2020 qualifiers).
- North Macedonia are undefeated in 12 of their last 14 matches (all competitions).
- North Macedonia have won 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
Austria have a 2-0 advantage against North Macedonia.
They met in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, Austria winning 4-1 in North Macedonia and 2-1 at home.
Austria had a poor preparation for Euro 2020. They have won one of their last six matches and failed to score in their last three.
Franco Foda’s side started their World Cup qualifiers with a 2-2 draw in Scotland. The Boys conceded at home against Faroe Islands before securing a 3-1 win, Austria’s final qualifier a 4-0 home defeat to Denmark.
Austria have played two friendlies to prepare for Euro 2020, a 1-0 defeat in England followed by a 0-0 draw against Slovakia.
Austria Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Alexander Schlager, Pavao Pervan, Daniel Bachmann
Defenders: Andreas Ulmer, Aleksandar Dragović, Martin Hinteregger, Stefan Posch, David Alaba, Philipp Lienhart, Christopher Trimmel, Stefan Lainer, Marco Friedl
Midfielders: Stefan Ilsanker, Florian Grillitsch, Julian Baumgartlinger (captain), Louis Schaub, Alessandro Schöpf, Christoph Baumgartner, Valentino Lazaro, Xaver Schlager, Konrad Laimer
Forwards: Marko Arnautović, Marcel Sabitzer, Michael Gregoritsch, Karim Onisiwo, Saša Kalajdžić
David Alaba is one of the standout players in the Austrian squad.
Marko Arnautović has scored 26 goals in 88 internationals.
North Macedonia Form
North Macedonia come into Euro 2020 with plenty of confidence having won three of their last four matches.
Igor Angelovski’s side started their World Cup qualification campaign with a 3-2 defeat in Romania but bounced back with two wins. The Lions won 2-0 against Liechtenstein and 2-1 in Germany.
North Macedonia have played two recent friendlies. They drew 1-1 against Slovenia before a 4-0 win against Kazakhstan with Ezgjan Alioski, Ivan Trickovski, Milan Ristovski and Darko Churlinov on target.
North Macedonia Squad & Team News
Goalkeepers: Stole Dimitrievski, Risto Jankov, Damjan Shishkovski
Defenders: Egzon Bejtulai, Gjoko Zajkov, Kire Ristevski, Visar Musliu, Ezgjan Alioski, Stefan Ristovski, Darko Velkovski
Midfielders: Arijan Ademi, Ferhan Hasani, Tihomir Kostadinov, Boban Nikolov, Enis Bardhi, Stefan Spirovski, Elif Elmas, Marjan Radeski, Daniel Avramovski, Darko Churlinov
Forwards: Ivan Trichkovski, Aleksandar Trajkovski, Goran Pandev (Captain), Vlatko Stojanovski, Krste Velkoski, Milan Ristovski
Udinese striker Ilija Nestorovski missed out due to injury.
Leeds fullback Ezgjan Alioski, Napoli midfielder Elif Elmas and Genoa striker Goran Pandev provide the class. 37-year-old Pandev has scored 37 goals in 119 internationals.
Austria have been underperforming and North Macedonia are a dangerous side. I am siding with the underdogs in Romania with BTTS.
Best Bets: North Macedonia +1 Handicap @130.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Bets: BTTS Yes BTTS @130.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @260.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units