Two exciting teams will be looking to meet each other head-on in their first game of the tournament.
Austria is eying its first official win of the tournament against UEFA Euro’s debutants. How will this pan out? Let’s find out and see our experts’ predictions.
Austria 2-0 North Macedonia
Austria 3-1 North Macedonia
The Austrian team will be looking to improve themselves after a horrendous display of football in the last two iterations of the Euro championship.
With Hinteregger in defence, Alaba in midfield, and Arnautovic in attack, hopes are high for this Austrian team to win a comfortable victory.
They will have a realistic chance of getting the three points against North Macedonia because they managed two victories against them in Euro qualifiers.
The North Macedonian team has managed to pull a fantastic feat after qualifying for the tournament in their 27-year history.
It does not a surprise because their team is stacked with incredible talent, i.e., Alioski, Ristovski, and Pandev.
With the Netherlands expected to top the group, North Macedonia will be eying up to battle for the second spot against Austria and Ukraine.
With a slight injury to Arnautovic, the Austrians will start with Kalajdzic upfront, while North Macedonia will have Ezgjan Alioski reinforced in the wing-back role and set-piece duties.
Austria: Bachmann; Lainer, Dragovic, Hinteregger, Friedl; Grillitsch, Alaba; Lazaro, Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Kalajdzic
North Macedonia: Dimitrievski; Velkovski, Musliu, Ristevski; Ristovski, Nikolov, Ademi, Elmas, Alioski; Pandev, Trajkovski
Considering both countries’ current form, it should be an easy prediction.
Our prediction: Austria 2-0 North Macedonia
North Macedonia may have some substantial attacking reinforcements, but the Austrians will be in the driving seat for this fixture.
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