North Macedonia vs Israel
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: National Arena Toshe Proeski (Skopje).
Macedonia will have to put to good use this home advantage, for them to have a shot at qualifying for the mains. They do have the indirect route of playoffs remaining, but still, a win would be targeted by the hosts this Tuesday, to make things easier. Considering the pressure Israel have put themselves under, the scope seems good for a home win.
North Macedonia vs Israel Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, which took place two months back.
- Four of the former five wins went to Israel.
- Since 2002, only once have Macedonia failed to find the back of the net against this opponent.
- On Macedonian soil, the guests hold a 100% winning record.
- Both teams found the back of the net in 100% of encounters that occurred in North Macedonia.
North Macedonia vs Israel Prediction
Israel had found the back of the net in their latest away game, for which they had taken on Austria. In the 34th minute, the guests went ahead, but the joy was short-lived. Seven minutes later, the hosts hit back and later added two more in the latter half.
Counterparts Macedonia meanwhile made most of their home advantage, the last time they played hosts to a team. Locking horns with Slovenia, they had to wait till the second half to open their account, but open they did.
Two goals in the 50th and 68th minute put the home team well in place for the three points, and though the guests did try to make a late fight-back, the defense of the home team was vigilant enough to safeguard their lead.
As of now, the current form tips the scales in favor of Macedonia. They have remained unbeaten in 17 of their previous 21 fixtures, and at home, lost just twice in their last ten appearances. Importantly, the team won seven of their preceding nine home games, whereas, their opposite number had one victory from their previous five match-ups, and on the road, lost their prior three matches, and eight of their former ten.
Consequentially, count on Macedonia to make a great effort for the three points this Tuesday.
However, taking into consideration what’s at stake for Israel, the drawn reverse fixture with a 1-1 scoreline, and Macedonia’s struggles in historical h2h clashes, the chances are very high for goals to come at either end of the pitch.
North Macedonia vs Israel Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: North Macedonia @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).