North Macedonia vs Slovenia Prediction & Match Preview

North Macedonia vs Slovenia Euro 2020 Qualifier by LeagueLane

North Macedonia vs Slovenia
EURO 2020 – Qualification
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: National Arena Toshe Proeski (Skopje).

North Macedonia snatched a point off of Slovenia when they last met. However, a similar fortune does not look to be on the cards for the hosts in this one as the visitors will be coming in hot with back to back victories.

North Macedonia vs Slovenia Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous encounter ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Two out of their past three games have seen goals down each end.
  • Their last clash on North Macedonia soil was an international friendly which ended 3-2 to the hosts.
  • Only one of their previous three clashes have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts

North Macedonia vs Slovenia Prediction

The hosts picked up what was only their second win of the campaign last month after they slotted two unanswered goals past hapless Latvia on the road. It is also worth mentioning all of their victories so far have come against the same opponent.

At home, North Macedonia have been at the losing end in their past two games, the last of which was a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Austria. The squad are also three points behind Slovenia on the table and are currently level on points with Israel on fourth.

On the other hand, the visitors have finally got into the groove and are sporting an impressive three-match winning streak under their belt. The away side did just enough to brush past Israel in their last home game, while on the road, the visitors thrashed Latvia with a whopping 5-0 scorecard.

Furthermore, the guests even handed table-toppers Poland their first defeat in the group stage, with a very convincing 2-0 victory at home. The Slovenian outfit are certainly on a very promising run at the moment and are not showing any signs of slowing down either.

Hence, North Macedonia are the outright underdogs to pick up even a point in this one. However, considering that their previous head to head clash ended in a tie, the safest punt would be a double chance. Although, brave punters could opt for Slovenia to come out on top.

Additionally, Matjaz Kek’s men have been keen to get their names on the scoresheet first, and have opened the scoring in five of their last six group stage matches. Taking into account that their previous head to head matchup also saw the visitors draw first blood, expect Slovenia to break the deadlock on Thursday.

North Macedonia vs Slovenia Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Slovenia @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Slovenia to open scoring @ 1.80 (4/5).