There is another round of fixtures in the UEFA Nations League, and one of these has Georgia up against North Macedonia. They will kick off this fifth round fixture on Friday at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.
North Macedonia were knocked out cold when Georgia took a 3-0 win in their latest encounter. It served as pay back for the 1-0 defeat, North Macedonia handed out in the game before.
Home side Georgia enter this next international as number 82 in the FIFA world ranking. With the visitors from North Macedonia sitting as number 64, we have a rather big gap between the countries.
Georgia scored an average of 1.8 goals in ten matches or a total of 18 while allowing five goals against. This is an average of 0.5 goals against per match with seven clean sheets along the way.
North Macedonia show off splendid stats in their last ten matches, where they hit the target two times on average per game. They scored 20 goals and conceded 11, an average of 1.1 a game. They held on for a clean sheet in five of these.
Georgia vs North Macedonia Prediction
In their last three matches, Georgia won 2-5 and 0-3 against first Bulgaria then North Macedonia, before drawing 0-0 against Bulgaria. Georgia won half of their previous six matches on home soil, while also drawing one. They lost two, while they scored seven and conceded three goals.
Six points is North Macedonia have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Gibraltar by 0-2. This was followed by a 0-3 defeat against Georgia, before winning 4-0 against Gibraltar. North Macedonia performed a very admirable four wins in six away matches, while they also drew one and lost one. They scored 13 times, while also conceding three goals.
Georgia remain without defeat after claiming ten points after four rounds of the UEFA Nations League this season. This puts them up in first place and a win in this penultimate round could mean securing the semifinal-place with one round to go. With ten points from their initial four UEFA Nations League outings, North Macedonia remains within reach of the knock out-stages. They probably need a win to claim first place, but a draw in the fifth round match could do the trick, with a bit of luck.
Are Georgia good enough currently to justify the prices with the bookies, when they face North Macedonia at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena? It could be tight, but strength in squad and match history still makes the home side our choice in the betting market.
Georgia are a tough nut to crack right now, with no less than nine matches without defeat.
Georgia vs North Macedonia Stats
- Georgia have not lost the last 9 matches in a row
- Georgia have won 7 of the last 9 matches
- Georgia have not conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
- Georgia have not lost the last 4 home matches in a row
- Georgia have scored in 7 of the last 9 matches
- North Macedonia have scored in 14 of the last 16 away matches
- North Macedonia have not lost 6 of the last 7 away matches
- North Macedonia have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
- North Macedonia have scored in 6 of the last 8 matches
Georgia vs North Macedonia Team News
North Macedonia seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena to face Georgia.
Darko Churlinov is too injured to face North Macedonia.
Georgia vs North Macedonia H2H
Georgia won 3-0 against North Macedonia, whereas North Macedonia claimed a 1-0 win in their most recent matches. Georgia have a 25% win rate in the against North Macedonia, who won one of these matches. The total record reads 1-2-1, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Georgia vs North Macedonia Results
Georgia vs North Macedonia Betting Tips
Budu Zivzivadze is the most prolific UEFA Nations League scorer for the home team with three goals recently. Georgia relies on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, North Macedonia will be looking to Enis Bardhi, hoping he can add to his current total of two UEFA Nations League goals in his latest games.
North Macedonia won four of their last 10 away matches without conceding a goal.
Over 2.5 goals came up once in the previous four encounters between Georgia and North Macedonia, as Georgia scored 1.25 goals on average per game and North Macedonia averaging 0.75 goals. Both teams scored in two of these matches. Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Georgia, who scored an average of 1.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of the last ten matches North Macedonia played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches.