1NEWS – From the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying round, Iceland will host North Macedonia in the fifth match of Group J of the European zone which will take place on Sunday (5/9/2021) evening starting at 23:00 WIB at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium.
Iceland is sinking
Playing at home, the Icelandic national team this time is under quite high pressure. Because they are required to pack perfect points in front of the public themselves. When viewed from the standings in Group J this time, the chances of the Icelandic national team to be able to appear in the Qatar 2022 World Cup are getting slimmer. Because they only have a collection of three points and are ranked fifth.
The poor position of the Icelandic national team in the standings this time was caused by a 0:2 defeat to Romania in the match (3/9) yesterday. This defeat made it even more difficult for the Icelandic national team to reach at least second place.
It took six points to catch up with Germany, which is now ranked second with a collection of nine points. Therefore, this match will be decisive for them, where the results will describe whether the Icelandic national team will rise or fall further.
North Macedonia Needs a Point Shot
Come as a guest team, National Team North Macedonia also have no less heavy pressure from the host. It’s just that the difference is that they can still be saved after getting an injection of one point from the match against Armenia (3/9) yesterday.
The match ended in a draw with the score 0:0. However, because of this match, the position of the North Macedonian National Team in the Group J standings was shifted one rank by Germany. So they are now in third place with a collection of seven points.
It takes at least one more win to get back to second place and pocket the playoff ticket. The record of one loss in four Group J matches could be their main capital to bring home the full three points from Iceland on Sunday night. So that the best games should be arranged early on.
Iceland VS North Macedonia Head-to-Head Statistics Data
national team Iceland as the host of Sunday night’s match, they have two wins from their last five matches. One match ended in a draw, while the other two games they recorded lost. From these five recent matches, the Icelandic national team recorded eight goals and conceded only seven times.
From the stronghold of the challenger team, the North Macedonian National Team came with a record of winning and drawing once each of their last five matches. While the other three matches this team recorded three consecutive defeats. From these five recent matches, the North Macedonia National Team was able to produce six goals and conceded eight times.
Iceland VS North Macedonia Score Prediction 05 September 2021
Looking back on the history of the previous meetings of these two teams in various competitions, the host factor was very influential. Of the four meetings, the Icelandic national team was able to pack one win and one draw over the North Macedonian national team.
Where the victory occurred when the Icelandic national team became the host. Likewise, the North Macedonian National Team, who bagged two home wins over the Icelandic National Team. This old data does make the North Macedonia National Team superior in this match.
However, judging by the latest match data, the stock exchange sbobet agent see the Icelandic national team is more championed because it has a better readiness to compete. This is evident where they are able to pack more wins than their last five matches. So this makes the Icelandic national team as the host in this match more favored. It is predicted that the match between the Icelandic National Team VS North Macedonia National Team will end with score 2 : 1.