Malta vs. North Macedonia
March 23, 2023 3:45 pm EDT
The Line: North Macedonia -300 / Malta +750 // Total: 2.5
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North Macedonia and Malta face off on Thursday in a UEFA European Qualifier soccer game at Phillip II Arena.
North Macedonia vs Malta Odds
North Macedonia sits as the favorite sitting at -300 while Malta sits as the underdog sitting at +750. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals, with the over paying out at -130.
North Macedonia Betting Preview
North Macedonia has really struggled, and they have lost two games in a row, and during that stretch of games, they have failed to score any goals. In the last game against Bulgaria, the defense wasn’t awful, giving up only one goal, but the offense couldn’t get any quality scoring chances. Two games ago, against Georgia, they were defeated 2-0. Todor Todorovski is still suspended, and he’s not expected to be able to go in this game. Stole Dimitrievski will get the start in goal, and in this game he’s going to need to have a big game.
Malta Betting Preview
On November 20th, Malta faced off against Ireland, and they were defeated 1-0. They had 43 percent of the possession and only one shot on target on the way to the loss. The goal given up was in the 55th minute. On November 17th, Malta faced off against Greece and the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Michele Marcolini has made some big changes for this squad in terms of players available. Luke Tabone and Yannick Yankam have both been included on the teams, and that is a surprise to most. Enrico Pepe is still hurt, and he’s not going to be able to go in this game, and has been replaced.
Shane’s Free Pick
This Malta team isn’t as bad as it once was, but this team still has a long ways to go before they are actually competitive again. North Macedonia is going to find success attacking the Malta defense. Malta isn’t going to find a lot of offensive success, and they won’t have more than a couple of shots on goal. This game is going to finish 2-0 or 3-1, with North Macedonia coming away with the victory. Back North Macedonia -15.