Georgia vs North Macedonia prediction, Euro 2020 play-offs, football

Georgia vs North Macedonia: Familiar foes hard to split

Kick-off: 1700, 12/11/2020

Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena

TV: Sky Sports

Georgia and North Macedonia have drawn a couple of Nations League matches in recent months and another close encounter is on the cards in their Euro 2020 play-off final.

Both are unbeaten in three other fixtures this year and everything suggests they are two evenly-matched outfits ahead of this Tbilisi tussle.

Punters can get 19/10 for a stalemate at the end of normal time and that is our first Georgia vs North Macedonia prediction.

A Look At Georgia’s Betting Odds

Georgia only picked up eight points from as many games when fourth in their Euro 2020 qualifying group, won by Switzerland.

However, they did hold Denmark and Republic of Ireland to draws on home turf, as well as beating Gibraltar twice.

The Crusaders qualified for these play-offs due to topping a Nations League table ahead of Kazakhstan, Latvia and Andorra, winning all three home matches.

In the semi-finals, they snatched an early lead versus Belarus at this venue via a Tornike Okriashvili penalty and then held firm in defence for a 1-0 victory.

That will be the gameplan again for this hard-working unit, who led in both 1-1 draws with North Macedonia over the past couple of months.

Looking at the Georgia vs North Macedonia odds, we think 11/10 for the hosts to score first is fair value.

A Look At North Macedonia’s Betting Odds

North Macedonia collected 14 points from 10 outings when third behind Poland and Austria in their pool.

Although losing all four encounters with the top two teams, the Red Lynxes were unbeaten against Slovenia, Israel and Latvia.

On the road, they drew 1-1 with the first pair and prevailed 2-0 in Riga, so this is not a team which suffers from too much travel sickness.

They also advanced via the Nations League, comfortably accounting for weak opposition in Armenia, Gibraltar and Liechtenstein.

Evergreen 37-year-old captain Goran Pandev leads from the front and has scored 35 goals in 113 international appearances.

Leeds midfielder Ezgjan Alioski is another familiar face and the visitors do have a more talented team on paper.

In the play-offs, Igor Angelovski’s men beat Kosovo 2-1 in Skopje, with all of the goals coming in the opening period.

With that in mind, 9/2 for both teams to score in the first half here is rated a value Georgia vs North Macedonia prediction, while 18/5 for a score draw also appeals.

Additional stats

Last result:

NORTH MACEDONIA 1-1 GEORGIA – Ezgjan Alioski (pen) + Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Previous head-to-head: Georgia 1-1 North Macedonia

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