Austria - North Macedonia | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Austria vs North Macedonia for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
The 2021 EURO betting action is heating up with the opening game of Group C, as North Macedonia has a debut at the big stage, going against Austria at Arena Nationali in Bucharest on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
- Austria vs. North Macedonia
- Group C – First Round
- Date – 13/6/2021
- Starting time – 17:00 CET
- Venue: Arena Nationali, Bucharest, Romania
Austria Stats & Form
The Boys have won six of their last nine games overall along with a couple of draws, but their last outing ended in a heavy 4-0 defeat to Denmark at home. Austria couldn’t keep its net intact in five consecutive games in all competitions, and the Boys haven’t met any heavyweights during that span.
In ten qualifying matches for the EURO 2021, Austria has recorded 19 wins (W6, D1, L3) and a 19:9 goal difference. The Boys finished second in Group G, six points behind Poland and five points ahead of North Macedonia. They beat North Macedonia on both occasions, 2-1 at home and 4-1 on the road.
Besides David Alaba (77 caps, 14 goals), Austria cannot brag with big names, but the vast majority of their players are in the German Bundesliga. The Boys will be without their captain, as Julian Baumgartlinger (82 caps, 1 goal) is sidelined due to a knee injury, while the talented midfielder Konrad Laimer (7 caps, 1 goal) missed the entire season with an ankle injury and will try to regain his place in the squad.
North Macedonia Stats & Form
The Lions made it to the major international tournament for the first time and will look to make some noise as massive 501.00 underdogs to win the EURO 2021. They are considered as one of the weakest teams in this tournament, and the Lions earned their place thanks to a 1-0 victory over Georgia in the UEFA Nations League D Playoff.
North Macedonia has recorded four wins and four losses along with a pair of draws in the qualifying round for EURO 2021. The Lions kept their net intact only twice in the last 13 games in all competitions, but they also managed to beat Germany on the road in March this year, 2-1.
North Macedonia News
After that huge victory over Germany, North Macedonia reached No. 62 in the FIFA Ranking. The Lions have nothing to lose this summer and just hope their best players will stay healthy. The head coach Igor Angelovski has been in charge for six years and knows his boys very well, while the captain Goran Pandev (117 caps, 37 goals) will lead the frontline even though he’s 37.
Austria vs North Macedonia Head-to-Head Stats
As we’ve mentioned above, Austria and North Macedonia met each other twice in the qualifying phase for EURO 2021. They’ve never met before, so the Boys will search for their third straight win over the Lions.
Austria vs North Macedonia Betting Odds
The bookies consider Austria as a strong fave in this match. You can take the Boys at 1.53 on 22bet Sportsbook, while North Macedonia is a 2.50 underdog to stay undefeated and get at least a point out of the opener.
Many would be surprised if both teams find the back of the net, and the bookies set the odds on any team to fail at 1.57. However, Austria’s defense has been leaky lately, so betting on BTTS YES at 2.30 on 20bet Sportsbook seems pretty intriguing.
Austria vs North Macedonia Betting Tip:
Both previous duels between Austria and North Macedonia produced more than a couple of goals in total. Also, both teams managed to score, and considering their defensive struggles, we’re backing them to do it again.
Austria is a better team than North Macedonia, at least on paper. Howsoever, neither team can lean on its defense too much, and the eventual opening goal will force sides to drastically change their plans.