On November 20, North Macedonia is set to face off against England in the QR, Group C of the European Championship. The match is scheduled to begin at 19:45 UTC.
Previous Meetings and Team Strategies
The national teams of North Macedonia (often referred to as FYR Macedonia) and England are gearing up for a rematch, five months following their last encounter in the QR Group C, where England triumphed with a decisive 7-0 victory. Following a recent loss to Italy, North Macedonia’s team, under the guidance of their coach, is expected to focus heavily on strengthening their defense, especially considering their trend of conceding goals in their last three matches.
Contrastingly, the England national football team is entering the match with high spirits, having achieved four consecutive victories against Malta, Italy, Australia, and Scotland. This winning streak has extended their unbeaten run to a total of nine matches.
Analyzing Recent Performances
North Macedonia’s recent form shows a loss to Italy in their previous match. In contrast, England has been on a successful run, defeating Malta, Italy, Australia, and Scotland in their last four matches. Statistically, North Macedonia has secured 8 wins, 9 losses, and 3 draws out of their last 20 matches. England, on the other hand, boasts a stronger record with 13 wins, 3 losses, and 4 draws in their last 20 games.
In their last six matches, North Macedonia has achieved two victories (3-1 against Armenia and 0-2 against Malta), suffered three defeats (5-2 to Italy, 2-0 to Ukraine, and 7-0 to England), and managed one draw (1-1 with Italy). Meanwhile, England has recorded five wins (against Malta, Italy, Australia, Scotland, and North Macedonia) and one draw (with Ukraine) in their recent six games.
Coach Blagoja Milevski of North Macedonia heads into the match with no injury concerns, having a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Gareth Southgate, the manager of England’s team, also enjoys the advantage of a completely healthy squad, with no injury worries to consider for the upcoming game.
The head-to-head record between these two teams since June 2023 shows only one encounter, which England won. Their last matchup on June 20, 2023, in the QR, Group C of the European Championship, ended in a 7-0 victory for England. Across this sole head-to-head match, North Macedonia failed to score, while England accumulated a total of 7 goals.