Match Preview: North Macedonia 2-1 Armenia Prediction and Betting Tips | UEFA Nations League

North Macedonia – Armenia betting tips for today, September 5, 2020

Football: UEFA Nations League – League C – Round 1
Kick-off: 14:00 North Macedonia – Armenia
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.48
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

Match Preview and Predictions

  • North Macedonia are in decent form having lost just two of their previous six international matches (W3, D1, L2). Their defence was fairly robust in this period, conceding over 1.5 goals in just two of those fixtures. Interestingly though, five of their six goals conceded in this sequence arrived in the second half.
  • At the other end of the pitch, North Macedonia have tended to come alive in stoppage time recently, scoring both of their previous two goals in added time at the end of the first or second half. Additionally, they have scored the opening match goal in nine of their previous ten home fixtures.
  • Coming off of a 9-1 hammering to Italy, Armenia aren’t in the best form having failed to win any of their previous four matches (D1, L3). Notably, each of their previous three defeats saw them down at HT too. Whilst it’s often too little too late, it’s worth noting that they have scored after the 70th minute in five of their previous seven away international matches.
  • Armenia will be boosted by the fact that they have lost only one of their previous four H2H matches vs North Macedonia (W2, D1, L1). They scored exactly four goals in two of those matches and also scored at least once in both halves in three of the fixtures.
  • Players to watch: North Macedonia and Napoli midfielder Elif Elmas has scored two goals across his previous two home international matches – both came after HT.
  • Edgar Babayan scored in his last match for Armenia, and he has scored two goals across his previous four club appearances. Each strike arrived after the 70th minute.
  • Hot stat: Each of the previous four H2H matches have produced at least one yellow card in the first half.
Head-to-head matches: NORTH MACEDONIA – ARMENIA
16.10.18 UNL Armenia North Macedonia 4 : 0
09.09.18 UNL North Macedonia Armenia 2 : 0
07.10.11 EUR Armenia North Macedonia 4 : 1
07.09.10 EUR North Macedonia Armenia 2 : 2
04.06.05 WC Armenia North Macedonia 1 : 2