North Macedonia vs Russia: An easy victory for Russia?

North Macedonia vs Russia. Prediction for the World Cup match (January 22, 2021)


Republic of North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

22/01/21 15:30 CET
Russia national handball team

Russia national handball team

Tournament Egypt, World Cup
Place Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex (Cairo)
North Macedonia vs Russia: An easy victory for Russia?

On January 22, North Macedonia will meet the Russians in the 2021 World Cup group round. Are there any chances for the hosts to avoid the defeat? The answer is in our prediction. 

Republic of North Macedonia

North Macedonia did not prepare well for the start of the 2021 Handball World Cup. The team recorded only one victory over Chile (32:29). Before that, there were defeats from the Swedes (20:32), Egyptians (19:38) and Slovenes (21:31). There are absolutely no prospects for reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament. The only thing to struggly for is prestige and fans' support. 


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On January 20, the Russian national team lost for the first time at the World Handball Championship in a confrontation with the Egyptians (23:28). The chances of reaching the quarterfinals still remain. It is necessary to beat North Macedonia, but this triumph will not guarantee anything to the team. For Velimir Petkovic's guys, everything will be decided in the confrontation with the Swedes in the final match of the group round. Probably, in the next match we will see certain experiments from the coaching staff in order to let the players gain strength. 


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  • North Macedonia lost three matches in the World Cup. All defeats were with more than ten goals difference. 
  • Russia won two out of four matches in the tournament.
  • The Russian national team wins on average with a difference of five goals at the World Cup 2021.

Our Prediction

The Russian team will start this fight with its main squad. If they manage to achieve a comfortable advantage, then most likely we will see some experiments in the the Russians' squad. First of all, they need to be well prepared physically before the fight with the Swedes. In this game they need to earn two points. The difference that the Russian national team will win with, does not matter. We believe that the Russian national team is superior to the rival in the class, that's why we propose to play the victory of the Russian team with a 4-goal handicap.

Our prediction is the victory of the Russian national team, taking into account the handicap of (-5.5) balls per odds of 1.88 on 1xbet.

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