N.Macedonia - Iceland
N.Macedonia are favorites in this clash. The reason is not they are much better than Iceland (my opinion), but due to motivation factor. A victory here guarantee the second place, while Iceland play for nothing. And of course, the last results of Macedonian national team is also a reason - as You probably know, the Red Lynxes won 5:0 against Armenia on Thursday. Enis Bardhi scored a hat-trick, while Aleksandar Trajkovski and Milan Ristovski also found the back of the net.
Iceland have no chance for one of the first two spots in the group, however, they have produced two big surprises in the last period. First they took points from Armenia in October. Romania and N.Macedonia were happy with that results. Three days ago they shocked Romania by playing a goalless draw in Bucharest, a result that made happy the Macedonian fans.
The additional problem for Macedonian coach Milevski is the absence of three important players - Boban Nikolov, Adis Jahovic and, most of all, the key midfielder Arijan Ademi. Milevski has limited options for rotation. Iceland won t give up, thats clear. Arnar Vidarsson s men are free from the pressure and I think they will remain unbeaten at "Todor Proeski" Arena in Skopje.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 14.11. 18:00h