Macedonia vs Poland, Friday’s match for the qualifying round, Group G, for the EURO 2020 Qualifiers, in the Toshe Proeski Arena.
Northern Macedonia is motivated and wants to qualify for their first major competition, but things are not that easy. Igor Angelovski’s lineup comes from a 3-1 victory over Latvia and a draw against Slovenia in Ljubljana in the second round of the group.
Northern Macedonia are third in Group G, two points behind Poland, and if they win, they will be ahead of their opponents on Friday. Macedonia has never beaten Poland, and certainly they will do their utmost to be the first.
With six wins, three draws and just one defeat, the selection of Northern Macedonia has shown great consistency in their last challenges. Ivan Trichkovski and Stefan Spirovski are both absent from this game.
Jerzy Brzeczek’s men had a good start to the qualifying campaign as the side won two straight victories over Austria and Latvia in their opening two group matches.
The Poles are determined to take the top spot in Group G and I predict they will take an offensive approach in this confrontation. Poland is a stronger team than Northern Macedonia, so I foresee that they may have superiority in this game.
This national team was eliminated in the first phase of the World Cup of Russia and were demoted to the second division of the Nations League from Europe when they were in the last position of the group that had Portugal and Spain.
Now they want to get back on top and are now in pole position and with Krzysztof Piatek and Robert Lewandowski, Poland are in a position to qualify, as they are one of the best footballers in the world at the moment. Jakub Baszczykowski is ruled offside.
The consistency that Macedonia has lately presented is a headache for any team, but Poland has players of a better technical level, especially in attack. For all this I think the visitors will win this game.