Macedonia close out their group stage by playing Netherlands at Johan Cruijff Arena, with an exciting encounter shaping up. 12 matches are to be played in round 3 of the Euro 2020 and this one takes place this coming Monday. Macedonia head to the Euro 2020 as 62th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent as Netherlands go into the competition ranked number 16.
Macedonia need a win to at least ride their luck from a 3rd place finish but even that would be big surprise. An early exit was expected before the Euro 2020 began and they have proven why.
Netherlands have already secured what the bookies also tipped them for. A first place in the group and they are able to look ahead to upcoming matches with the possibilty to rotate heavily in the starting line-up here.
Macedonia vs Netherlands stats and analysis
Macedonia have not been to keen in front of the target lately. Macedonia scored a poor 10 goals in the last 10 Euro 2020 internationals creating an average of just 1 goals per game. Simultaniously they held on for a clean sheet in 2 of these matches, conceding 16 goals which is an average of 1.6 per game.
Netherlands enter the Euro 2020 competition in decent goal scoring form. Netherlands scored a fairly normal 29 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of 2.9 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 5 of these matches, conceding 9 goals which averages 0.9 per game.
It has so far been a disappointing tournament with two defeats for Macedonia, who will be eager to claim their first point at the Euro 2020.
Having collected two wins from their first two outings at the Euro 2021, Netherlands go into the match knowing a first place has already been conquered.
Stats and facts for Macedonia and Netherlands.
- Macedonia has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Macedonia scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Macedonia conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Macedonia's last 4 of 6 matches.
- Netherlands has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Netherlands unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row when playing away;
- Netherlands has won in the last 7 of 8 matches.
Lineup Macedonia vs Netherlands
Form Macedonia vs Netherlands
Macedonia keep target in sight.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Macedonia in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Looking back at the last 3 matches Macedonia destroyed Kazakhstan by 4 goals before playing out a 3-1 defeat against Austria. Their most recent task handed Macedonia a 2-1 defeat against Ukraine.
Macedonia hoping to bounce back
Netherlands look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. In their last 3 international matches Netherlands demolished Georgia in a 3-0 win and followed that up with a 3-2 win against Ukraine, before taking part in a 2-0 win against Austria.
Macedonia v Netherlands Fixture History
On 1 April 2009 these two nations went head-to-head against each other in their most previous meeting, when Netherlands came out on top with a 4-0 scoreline. Macedonia managed to win 0%, while Netherlands took home 50% of their last 4 encounters in various competitions or friendlies resulting in a total of 0-2-2 history.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookmakers Netherlands are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Netherlands will get you odds 1.30, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 77% chance of beating Macedonia. If you want to bet your money on Macedonia the best odds are 10.50.
Macedonia are banking on Eljif Elmas to bring his A-game to the table as he has in recent internationals in which he claimed 3 goals in 6 outings. With Memphis Depay on 6 goals in the last 6 internationals for he has delivered the goods for Netherlands, who will be hoping he can add to to his total.