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Italy will play North Macedonia in Friday’s forthcoming Euro - Qualifiers fixture.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Italy v North Macedonia (plus the best game odds).
Italy will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-1 Euro - Qualifiers loss in their previous game against England.
The only scorer from Italy was Gianluca Scamacca (15'). Harry Kane (32', 77') and Marcus Rashford (57') scored for England.
Italy have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Italy have conceded in 5 of them as well as getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
North Macedonia will go into this meeting after a 3-1 International Friendlies win to beat Armenia in their most recent match.
For North Macedonia, the goalscorers were Aleksandar Trajkovski (43'), Milan Ristovski (59') and Erdon Daci (88'). Eduard Spertsyan (90') scored for Armenia.
The stats don’t lie, and North Macedonia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 14 goals overall. In defence, North Macedonia have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring these sides was Euro - Qualifiers match day 5 on 09/09/2023 which ended up with the score at North Macedonia 1-1 Italy.
The match was refereed by François Letexier.
Team News: Italy
The Italy boss Luciano Spalletti will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: North Macedonia
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the North Macedonia manager Blagoja Milevski doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
Unfortunately for them, North Macedonia aren't easily going to be putting one, if any, goals past a Italy outfit who will most probably completely outclass their opponents in this match if all goes as we expect it to.
We’re going with a very convincing 4-0 winning margin which could even be higher for Italy at the end of this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico (70,634)
Captain: Leonardo Bonucci
Chairman: Gabriele Gravina
Manager: Luciano Spalletti
Competitions: Euro - Qualifiers (Group C)