FYR Macedonia vs Spain
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group G)
Date: Sunday, 11th June 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski.
Spain will continue the race with Italy for the top spot in group G this Sunday when they travel to Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski in Skopje to take on FYR Macedonia in the sixth round of European WC Qualification.
Igor Angelovski’s men have had a dismal campaign losing each of the four opening qualifiers to Albania, Israel, Italy and Spain.
The team showed plenty of holes at the back allowing at least two goals in each of the mentioned losses during the run.
The light at the end of a tunnel could, however, have been seen in last three games since they kept consecutive clean sheets in qualifier with Liechtenstein (0-3 win) and friendlies with Belarus (3-0 win) and Turkey (goalless draw).
The Red Fury won’t come in the game in high spirits after they barely managed to avoid a defeat in themed-week’s friendly with Colombia.
Julen Lopetegui started the match with Pedro, Iago Aspas and David Silva in the final third, while Alvaro Morata came off the bench in the second half to bag the equalizer three minutes from time.
The Spaniards have been super impressive attackingly in last two qualifying fixtures as they notched four goals past FYR Macedonia and Israel each.
FYR Macedonia vs Spain: Head to head
The Red Fury have completely dominated this match-up as they clinched six easy wins in six head to head meetings with Macedonians.
This includes a demolishing 4-0 victory in this qualifying term. Darko Velkoski scored an own goal to open the way for Spain to get the victory, while Vitolo, Nacho Monreal and Aritz Aduriz added their names to the scoresheet as well to complete a comprehensive win.
FYR Macedonia vs Spain: Prediction
Macedonians have plenty of holes at the back, while Spain will be looking to boost up the confidence ahead of a deciding fixture with Italy in September.
The main question is how many goals will end up in Macedonia’s net? We believe at least three and we’ll back Spain to score three goals or more at decent-value 5/6 odds.
FYR Macedonia vs Spain: Bet Tips
The top bet is Spain Over 2.5 Team Goals at 1.85 odds.
Alvaro Morata is 1.72 to keep the good form going and score anytime.