Our football match prediction:
FYR Macedonia will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Armenia when they take on Liechtenstein at Rheinpark Stadion on Friday evening. The Crveni risovi are likely to fight tooth and nail against the minnows and seeing that a win in their fourth group game will see them move one step closer to cementing top position in the standings, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. Liechtenstein, on the other hand, head into Friday’s football match following a 2-1 loss to Gibraltar and seeing that they have little to play for against FYR Macedonia, away win should be considered. When the two teams met in Skopje earlier in the process the Macedonians emerged triumphant and we are positive that they are going to record yet another win over Rene Pauritsch’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Aleksandar Trajkovski):
Aleksandar Trajkovski is a Macedonian international who played for Cementarnica 55 during his youth career. He made 11 league appearances for the club at senior level as well and in 2010 he moved to Croatian team Inter Zapresic. The attacking midfielder failed to prove his worth in the 2010/2011 season and, as a result, he was sold to Zulte Waregem in the summer of 2011. He played an important role in the Belgian team from 2011 to 2015 as he scored 11 goals in 83 league appearances for the club. It has to be noted, though, that Trajkovski spend the 2013/2014 season on loan at Mechelen. In 2015 he was named Macedonian Footballer of the Year and the same year he signed a contract with Italian side Palermo. Speaking of his international career, Aleksandar Trajkovski has 15 caps for Macedonia U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 10 August, 2011 in a friendly against Azerbaijan.
Highlighted Team (Macedonia):
Former Yugoslavian republic Macedonia became member of both FIFA and UEFA in 1994 and they have been competing on the international stage ever since. The Crveni Risovi rolled over Slovenia (4-1) in their first ever official match and the team recorded their biggest win on November 9, 11996, with the team crushing minnows Liechtenstein 11-1 in Eschen-Mauren. The Macedonians have yet to qualify for the finals of a major tournament despite the fact that several high-profile footballers played for the former Yugoslav republic. Goran Pandev is undisputedly the team’s most notable player as he played for the likes of Lazion, Inter, Napoli and Galatasaray during his professional career. Pandev scored his 28th and 29th goal for Macedonia in a 3-0 win over Belarus in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. However, Goce Sedloski is the most capped player (100). Macedonia welcome their rivals at Philip II Arena and they wear red shirts with yellow stripe and red shorts when playing at home ground. The colour of their away kits is white.