FYR of Macedonia and Slovenia measured forces at Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 2 matches won 1 and drew 1. Slovenia has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the factor House may be decisive.
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The home team is currently in the 4th position, with 8 points won, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied out against Israel for (1‑1). In the last match, he won out against Latvia by (0-2). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 7 games played at home for all competitions, the FYR of Macedonia won 5 and lost 2. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 5 of the last 6 matches, but his attack has scored regularly , as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
The Macedonia team knows that reaching the Euro will be quite complicated, due to the strength of its rivals. Even so, he wants to do everything possible and aspires to growth in the future, in terms of performance and results. Despite playing against a direct rival, he will try to surprise and knows that he can conquer the victory. He wants to take advantage of the local factor to impose his rhythm and, if all goes well, he wants to add three more points when he hears the final whistle. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in 2nd place, with 11 points won. In the last match, they won by (3-2) at home against Israel, after in the previous match, they won by (2-0) at home with Poland. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 12 suffered. In his last away game for this competition he won by (0‑5) against Latvia. In its last 8 away matches Slovenia records 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Slovenia still dreams of a place in the next European Championship and will certainly not want to be left behind in this final part. By facing a direct rival, it becomes practically a must win, despite being playing outside their domains. Of course, he will not have facilities, but he relies on the quality of his squad to nullify his rival and will fight hard for it. This is a game to be aware from start to finish, from defense to attack, as it must be close to perfection to avoid a setback. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.