Gibraltar vs Macedonia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar).
Gibraltar have struggled to make an impact in World Cup Qualifiers and they’ve only ended a 12-game losing streak across competitions as they beat Latvia in late March, now hosting Macedonia for their UEFA Nations League clash hoping they can build on the success and show off in front of the crowd at Victoria Stadium.
However, it’s rather hard to see them coping with the visitors, as Macedonia showed off as very tough rivals through their World Cup Qualifiers in tough group with Spain and Italy, keeping up their unbeaten streak in friendlies against Norway (2-0) in 2017 as well as Finland (0-0) and Azerbaijan (1-1) in 2018.
Red Lynxes have had no troubles playing on the road either and we’ve seen them beat Liechtenstein and Israel in 2017, as well as hold Italy to a 1-1 draw in last three World Cup Qualifiers trips – which promises a great challenge in Gibraltar too. They’ve been a very difficult defense to break down and score against along the way and this does feel like the home side could have their hands full once again.
Gibraltar vs Macedonia: Head-to-head
- The sides haven’t had a chance to meet before and this will be their first head-to-head encounter.
- Macedonia come as heavy favourites to secure the first points in Group 4 on the day.
- Gibraltar look for their chances after a very solid display against Lativa back in March 2018.
Gibraltar vs Macedonia: Prediction
We will back Macedonia to show off as a dominant side on the day and we’ll back them to win to Nil at 1.50, which does seem like buying money here. They’ve been tough to score against and we don’t see Gibraltar getting on the score-sheet this time around.
Nonetheless, we expect a very one-sided clash and we should see goals on the day, as we back Macedonia to score Over 2.5 goals at 1.66 too. Gibraltar have struggled for back line consistency and rarely go without errors at the back, which promises open spaces for Ilija Nestorovski and company and an exciting clash in the making.
Gibraltar vs Macedonia: Bet Tips
Macedonia to win to Nil @ 2/5 (1.40).
Macedonia to score Over 2.5 goals @ 2/3 (1.66).