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European Championship: Italy vs North Macedonia – Betting preview

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Ace Football team offers the European Championship round 9 match preview for Italy and North Macedonia who meet up this coming Friday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest fixture stats and facts and a free betting tip for our readers.

Italy are set to face North Macedonia in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, Group C, at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday. It finished all square on when Italy last faced North Macedonia. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 1-1 in the end. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are currently at 8.00.

Team form: Italy vs North Macedonia

Italy Form

In their last three matches, Italy beat Ukraine by 2-1 and Malta by 4-0, before losing against England by 3-1. Italy claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six internationals. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored 12 and conceded nine goals.

North Macedonia Form

Results have been up and down for North Macedonia, who beat Malta by 0-2. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 2-0 against Ukraine, before claiming three points in a 3-1 win against Armenia. North Macedonia claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six internationals. The scoreline from these matches reads 14 goals conceded and eight scored.

Betting facts for Italy and North Macedonia

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Italy and North Macedonia. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Italy have scored in 30 of the last 32 home matches
  • In 10 of the last 11 Italy home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Italy have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • In 5 of the last 6 matches Italy played, both teams scored
  • In 5 of the last 6 Italy matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • North Macedonia have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches without scoring a goal
  • In 8 of the last 9 North Macedonia away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • North Macedonia have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches while scoring less than 0.5 goals
  • In 8 of the last 9 North Macedonia away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • North Macedonia have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches

In-form players: Italy vs North Macedonia

Italy against North Macedonia is also a battle between Davide Frattesi and Eljif Elmas with both in decent form. The two players have each scored three European Championship goals in their last six games respectively.

Full-time result

Italy claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing three. North Macedonia won four of their last 10 away games, as they also drew one and lost five of these matches.

Both teams to score

Of the previous 10 outings, Italy scored the opening goal six times, whereas their opponents, North Macedonia, were first on target in six of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Italy scored an average of 1.8 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of North Macedonia’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches. Italy scored at least one goal in their last eight matches on the spin.

Suggested bet: Italy vs North Macedonia

To summarize, the upcoming European Championship clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Italy vs North Macedonia mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.

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