both teams to score in Tips.Bet

The most likely scenario for this match will be a few goals. It’s true that we’re expecting a more controlled game from the Italians, but North Macedonia have been playing some attacking football and have managed to score several goals. As a result, we’re expecting a lively match with good chances on both sides, making it a good option to go in favour of the ‘2.5 More Goals’ market.

Preview

Macedonia and Italy play at the Toše Proeski Arena in a UEFA European Championship Qualifying match. There has only been one recent head-to-head between these two teams, on 24-03-2022, which ended with North Macedonia winning (0-1). The home factor could play a decisive role in this match, as Italy have shown differences in performance in their home and away games.

Macedonia analysis

The home team are currently in 4th place with 3 points after 1 win and 2 defeats. In their penultimate match, they lost at home to Ukraine (2-3). In their last match, they lost away to England (7-0). This is a team that maintains its performance when playing away from home, as in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats at home. Macedonia has won 4, drawn 1 and lost 5 of its last 10 home games in all competitions. The team has allowed goals to their opponents in 8 of their last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In their home games there is a tendency for goals, as 7 of their last 10 games have ended with more than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, they have never managed to turn the game around in the 8 games in which they conceded the first goal. In their last 10 home games in all competitions, there’s 1 period that stands out: they’ve conceded 6 of their 17 goals between the hour mark (61′-75′).

North Macedonia come into this match on the back of a heavy 7-0 defeat at the hands of England, their second setback in a row in this qualifying round. The home side usually play a 5-3-2 tactical system, prioritising quick transitions. Ilija Nestorovski and Aleksandar Trajkovski are the two most advanced players, responsible for endangering the “enemy” defence. All players are available for this match.

Italy analysed

After 1 win and 1 loss, the away team is currently in 3rd place with 3 points. In their last match, they won (0-2) away against Malta, after losing (1-2) at home to England in their previous match. This is a team that has curiously been stronger away than at home, as in the last 30 games it has recorded 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats at its home stadium. The team comes into this match on the back of a 2-3 away win against Netherlands. In their last 10 away games in all competitions, Italy have won 5, drawn 2 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring in 8 of their last 10 games. In 15 games, they’ve only managed 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which they’ve conceded the first goal.

Most likely is that both teams to score in Tips.Bet the predictions are always correct in that kind of games.

Italy come into this match on the back of a 2-3 win over the Netherlands, thus picking up their first win in this qualifying round: the team’s goals were scored by Federico Chiesa, Davide Frattesi and Federico Dimarco. The away side usually play in a 4-3-3 tactical system, where the three most advanced men are likely to be Federico Chiesa, Matteo Politano and Ciro Immobile. The team’s mastermind is midfielder Nicolò Barella, the player responsible for setting up and leading his team’s attacks. All the players are available for this match.


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