England Vs North Macedonia Preview
The England vs North Macedonia preview is Online, as they meet on the Euro 2024 qualifiers, when England host North Macedonia at Old Trafford in Monday’s Group C contest. England were able to take win over Malta with 4-0 on Friday night, while North Macedonia suffered defeat in the hands of Ukraine 3-2 defeat.
Trent Alexander Arnold performance during England’s comfortable win over Malta, as the Liverpool man excelled in the three lions four goal success in Ta’Qali. Bukayo Saka was send in a cross which Ferdinado Apap diverted into his own net, Alexander Arnold made the most of his new found midfield freedom by scoring a peach of a second from long range.
Harry Kane and Callum Wilson subsequently made the net Ripple from 12 yards as England being in the group C, having also put Ukraine and Italy to the sword in March to Quickly their status as group leaders, sitting six points clear at the summit albeit having played a game more than the trio of teams on three points.
With a Harry styles taking place at Wembley stadium, England are only heading towards Group c will be expected to put on their own show in search of a sixth win from seven games in all tournaments and their home record in Euros qualifying round. Greece had victory over Republic of Ireland with 2-1 in Euro 2024 qualifiers round on friday meetings.
England have won each of their last 11 qualifiers on home soil a 2-2 draw with Switzerland in 2011 scoring at least twice in each other in last 10 and North Macedonia hardly travel to Manchester in best of spirits. Denmark had victory over Northern Ireland with 1-0 with Euro 2024 qualifiers on friday meetings.
Team News and Injury
Arsenal fans in particular were holding their breath when Bukayo Saka went down with an ankle problem during Friday’s win over Malta, and the 21-year-old was taken off at half time after playing through the pain barrier for the remainder of the opening 45.
However, Gareth Southgate insisted after the match that Saka’s withdrawal was only precautionary, and the attacker is expected to be fine for Monday, but Phil Foden will certainly be on standby if no risks are taken over the Arsenal attacker’s fitness.
Foden was the only Manchester City treble-winner to see the field on Friday, as all of Jack Grealish, John Stones, Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips were kept in reserve, but the quartet should all be considered for minutes at the home of their bitter rivals on Monday night.
Meanwhile, North Macedonia will be forced into a change in the heart of the backline following Musliu’s sending off on Friday, Ingolstadt 04 man was cautioned for dissent before receiving a second bookable offence just 18 minutes later.
Darko Velkovski should fill in for his banned teammate unless Milevski takes a punt on one-cap defender Jovan Manev but the Lynxes head coach has no injury problems to factor in for Monday’s affair. Milan Ristovski is an option for change in the final third, but 20-goal Aleksandar Trajkovski and 10-goal Ilija Nestorovski should continue to spearhead the attack from the first whistle.
England have never lost to North Macedonia, winning two and drawing two of their four matches so far.
North Macedonia have lost only two of their last seven Euro qualifying games away from home. England have won their last 11 continental qualifiers at home.
The Three Lions have scored at least two goals in their last 10 qualifiers. North Macedonia have won just two of their last six matches across all competitions while England have won five and lost just one.
England vs North Macedonia Prediction
North Macedonia have been a tough one for England, they have been not able to dominate Lynxes in any of their four meetings, not winning from one or more goals in their two wins. England have too much talent at their disposal and many of their players are in great form. North Macedonia are likely to fancy their chances heading into this one.