North Macedonia vs England: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
England defeated North Macedonia 7-0 last time around
Gareth Southgate’s future and tactics were questioned after the devastating World Cup loss, but this qualifying campaign has all but dispelled the criticisms. Their group was tough with Euro Champions Italy and strong Ukraine alongside them, but England made nearly every game a one-sided one, winning six of their seven games so far. With everything in place, England are looking to experiment and we can also expect the same in this game.
In the group stage, North Macedonia were not tipped to advance, but they have been a great team. They have won 2 games and have drawn a big match against Italy, and they almost beat Ukraine. In their previous encounter with England, North Macedonia lost 0-7, which was a humiliating defeat, but it also gave them extra motivation to perform better this time.
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at (1:15 AM IST)
Location: Tose Proeski Arena, North Macedonia
North Macedonia (in all competitions): D-W-L-W-L
England (in all competitions): D-W-W-W-W
Player to Watch
Eljif Elmas (North Macedonia)
Even though Eljif Elmas has struggled at Napoli this season, his form in the national team has not been affected. He has scored three goals so far and has been one of their biggest players. The focus of North Macedonia’s midfield is on him and Enis Bardhi, and their play is everything whether they are defending the line or going forward.
Harry Kane (England)
This season, whether it’s an England game or a Bayern Munich game, you can’t go wrong with Harry Kane. In almost every game this season, he has scored a goal. Kane may not have as much supply behind him without Jude Bellingham, but he can win games on his own.
- England haven’t lost in last 9 games
- England are unbeaten in last 5 away games
- North Macedonia lost 0-7 in last encounter against England
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Injury and Team News
A shoulder injury has forced England to lose their supreme leader of midfield Jude Bellingham. As well as Levi Colwill missing out due to shoulder injuries sustained during the Spurs match, Southgate is expected to experiment with new tactics and try new faces to the lineup now that everything is secure.
North Macedonia, on the other hand, have everyone available for selection and there are no injury problems.
Head to Head
North Macedonia: 0
North Macedonia Predicted lineup:
Dimitrievski; Manev, Musliu, Serafimov; Ashkovski, Ademi, Atanasov, Alioski; Bardhi, Elmas; Trajkovski
England Predicted lineup:
Johnstone; Walker, Guehi, Maguire, Trippier; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Gallagher; Bowen, Kane, Foden
Match Prediction for North Macedonia vs England
We can expect another big win for England based on their 7-0 win over North Macedonia in their last encounter. Also, they will be experimenting with some new things which might spice up things, but England are still the favourites. North Macedonia, however, will be hoping for an inspiring performance.
Prediction: North Macedonia 0-4 England
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