North Macedonia are currently living the dream, booking a place in the Euros for the first time in their history. But, the journey was not straightforward as they had to go all the way to the playoffs to make the Euros dream a reality. They won the play-off Path D by beating Georgia 1-0.
For Austria, the road was a bit less complicated, securing their place by placing second behind Poland in Group G. This will be their second consecutive appearance in the competition after playing in the 2016 edition.
Both teams are yet to taste silverware and will hope to overcome huge obstacles to make history.
An easy win expected for Austria
Austria have a more potent squad as compared to their upcoming opponents which is led by new Real Madrid signing David Alaba. The former Bayern Munich man has served as a defensive player for his former club over the years but is deployed in a more offensive role at Austria due to his technical ability.
Marco Arnautovic has also been a reliable player over the years, making 88 appearances for his country and scoring 26 goals, the highest in the squad.
North Macedonia can count on the experience of Goran Pandev who featured for Inter Milan earlier in his career. Austria are averaging 3 goals a game against North Macedonia and there could be another bloodbath. Austria win and over 2.5 should serve investors well.
Austria are favorites to win this tie. They have been priced by Betway at 1.62 and North Macedonia have been priced at 5.69. In their last two meetings, both teams have scored at least one goal each. Betway has priced the odds for both teams scoring at 2.18.
Austria announced a 30-man preliminary squad on 19th May 2021 and announced the final one five days later. There have been no real issues since then.
Austria predicted XI: Schlager, Lainer, Posch, Dragovic, Ulmer, Ilsanker, Schlager, Baumgartner, Sabitzer, Alaba, Arnautovic
North Macedonia announced their final squad on 20th May, 2021. There have been no real issues since then.
North Macedonia predicted XI: Dimitrievski, Alioski, Musliu, Velkovski, Ristovski, Nikolov, Elmas, Ademi, Bardhi, Pandev, Trajkovski
Austria v North Macedonia head-to-head
16th November 2019: Austria 2-1 North Macedonia (UEFA European Championships qualifier)
10th June 2019: North Macedonia 1-4 Austria (UEFA European Championships qualifier)
The two teams have faced each other on just two occasions with Austria winning both. Austria have averaged 3 goals against their upcoming opponents so far, a stat line which will provide confidence.
This will be their first clash on the main stage.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
Betway is a proud sponsor of the coverage of the Euro 2020 on the Multimedia Group.
Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
- If any person should be prosecuted over Saglemi, it should be E. T. Mensah – Stan Dogbe
- UG to cough up $165m judgment debt for abrogating Africa Integras partnership
- Saglemi saga: Former Housing Minister, Collins Dauda granted self-recognisance bail
- 2020 NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Efutu acquitted and discharged
- Kissi Agyebeng is new Special Prosecutor
- Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s 4×100 men’s team qualify for final after breaking national record
- Whether through courts or by-election, I don’t see anything changing in Assin North – Brogya Genfi
- Government is on course to fix the country – Akufo-Addo
- I don’t regret appointing Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor – Akufo-Addo
- Playback: NPP commemorates 29-year anniversary
Volta residents frightened over rise in Covid-19 in the region
18-year-old son of Michael Ballack dies in quad-bike accident
Members of Alavanyo Educational Development Forum and Friends of ASTECH presents furniture to Alavanyo SHTS
Man City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100m
Islamic school for the blind under construction in Accra and Kumasi
Parliament’s Energy and Finance Committees recommend purchase of stakes in Aker Energy, AGM oil blocks
FixTheCountry: Campaigners must be clear on what they want government to fix – Dr Asah-Asante
Barcelona say Lionel Messi will not stay at club
FixTheCountry: Protests are feedback that government must take seriously – Dr Asah-Asante
Assin South District Directorate of MoFA enforces measures to protect 80 poultry farms against Bird Flu
GNACOPS launches digital solution for private schools
Help with intellectual contributions and not demonstrations – NPP member tells #FixTheCountry campaigners
A fulfilled woman makes a better community – Life coaching expert
Sex is about satisfaction not how long you go – Public Health Specialist
Fight corruption independently, impartially – Akufo-Addo tells Kissi Agyebeng