Austria – North Macedonia
North Macedonia kick off their first ever game at a major tournament when they entertain Austria in Hungary on Sunday. gor Angelovski’s side have been seriously written off against one of the more traditional names in Europe, but it’s still an Austria side who haven’t qualified for a World Cup since Scotland were last there in 1998. So while the North Macedonians may be the new boys on the block and are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, they are far from hopeless. Just ask Germany who they beat 2-1 in Duisberg – the first time they had lost a European Championship home qualifier for 20 years. They warmed up for the Finals with thumping wins over Liechtenstein and Kazakhstan and drew with Slovenia.
Austria go into the Finals not exactly brimming with confidence with a manager, Franco Foda, that their fans want out and a poor start to their World Cup campaign where they were thumped 4-0 at home by Denmark and drew with Scotland.
Both teams met in the group qualifiers for Euro 2020 and Austria won both games – 2-1 in Vienna below and they impressed in a 4-1 win in Skopje. Our prediction is for a victory for Austria and under 2,5 goals.
This match will be played on 13/06/2021 at 19:00.