Stadium: Todor Proeski Arena (Skopje)
In the first round of European Championship 2024 qualification, the national team of Northern Macedonia will face the team of Malta. Note that the teams have played each other four times: three victories of the Balkans and one draw 1:1. Bookmakers are on the side of the future home team.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
North Macedonia played poorly in the last Nations League, finishing third in Group 4 of League C, behind the Georgians and Bulgarians but ahead of the Gibraltar team. Third place in the group helped the Balkans to keep their position in League C, but no more than that. After this tournament, the national team of Northern Macedonia played three friendly matches, two of which they lost: 0:1 to Saudi Arabia and 1:3 to Azerbaijan, played a 1:1 draw with the Finns. Nothing outstanding, but the rivals of the Balkans are one of the weakest teams in Europe, which should not be forgotten.
The national team of Malta, in contrast to the national team of Northern Macedonia, plays in the League D of the League of Nations. The Islanders played the tournament in Group 2, Estonia, and San Marino. In 4 games, they have scored 6 points, twice beating San Marino but twice losing to Estonia. As a result, they finished second and retained their place in League D. Since the end of the Nations League; the team has played three friendly matches: a sensational 2:1 victory over Israel, a 2:2 draw with the Greeks, and a 0:1 loss to Ireland.
Expert Betting Tips
In 100% of the matches between North Macedonia and Malta, there was a TO (1.5), and 75% of the games between these teams were won by the Balkan team. The Macedonians did not fail in the last Nations League, but they played below their potential, especially considering the success of the Balkans at Euro 2020. But there is every reason to believe that the Macedonians will start their opening game in Euro-2024 qualifying with a confident win over their comfortable opponent. To put it mildly, they are not a top team by European standards.
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