class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Despite losing both matches when these sides met in Euro 2020 qualifying, Goal is backing Angelovski's side to have some joy in the final third
Austria and North Macedonia will both be hoping to stake an early claim for a place in the Euro 2020 knockout stages when they meet in Bucharest in Group C.
Netherlands are heavy favourites to qualify for the last 16 as winners but all three other nations in the group will have aspirations of joining them.
Austria vs North Macedonia Latest Odds
Austria won both clashes when these sides met in Euro 2020 qualifying and bet365 make them 13/20 (1.65) to open their campaign with three points and take a step towards the next stage of the competition.
However, North Macedonia claimed an incredible 2-1 win away at Germany in their last competitive outing and are 5/1 (6.0) to follow that up with another victory.
The draw is available at 13/5 (3.60) with the online bookmaker.
Austria vs North Macedonia Team News
Marko Arnautovic recovered from injury for Austria in their most recent friendly and should lead the line here, with new Real Madrid signing David Alaba set to start at left-back.
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North Macedonia pair Milan Ristovski and Darko Churlinov will both be hoping to start after scoring off the bench in the 4-0 friendly win over Kazakhstan.
Austria vs North Macedonia Preview
Whilst North Macedonia’s stunning victory in Germany little over two months ago was certainly unexpected, the fact that they scored was somewhat less of a surprise.
Including that World Cup qualifier in March, Igor Angelovski’s men have now scored in 32 of their last 37 outings – striking against the likes of Spain and Italy as well as Germany.
In fact, they scored in both qualifying meetings between these nations and should be able to find the net once again considering Austria have managed only a single clean sheet in their most recent seven games.
Austria vs North Macedonia Tips and Predictions
North Macedonia to score is available at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365 and looks the way to go for this Euro 2020 Group C match in Romania.
Also worth considering is both teams to score at 6/5 (2.20), which offers good odds-against value as it has landed in eight of the last 11 competitive games that Angelovski’s side have played.
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