First League match preview and statistics: Akademija Pandev fight Shkupi

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Competition: Macedonia FYR First League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Mladost, Strumica

The visiting Shkupi side should be favourites in this visit to Akademija Pandev, as the away team holds a 9 point advantage from their eight league games this season.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

This is a local derby, usually meaning added tension and importance.

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Akademija Pandev form and stats

Akademija Pandev must be fairly happy with 6 points from their first three First League games here at Stadion Mladost, Strumica. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Stadion Mladost, Strumica.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Marko Alchevski not having conceded a league goal in 196 minutes.

Akademija Pandev manager A. Tanevski and his team return home after a 0-0 draw away versus Rabotnicki (placed 6th) in the First League. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Sileks in a game that was won 1-0.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Akademija as they have a new game in only three days, a Macedonian Cup match thankfully also at home. Vardar are visiting.

Akademija Pandev aren't scoring a lot here at Stadion Mladost, Strumica in the league, with only 2 goals from 3 games. Defensively Akademija Pandev have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (1 in 3 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Shkupi form and stats

Shkupi are doing rather OK so far in their away games in the First League, having played 3 games and collected 3 points (1 win, 0 draws and 2 losses). With two straight losses from their last two away games, Shkupi are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

A 0-2 defeat away at Struga before that.

After this away game Shkupi return home for a Macedonian Cup game against Pehchevo. That game is only three sleeps after this.

The visitors have scored 2 goals from 3 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As opposed to that, Shkupi have seen the ball go into their own net 3 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Akademija won two games, two matches ended with a draw and Shkupi has six wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: three / seven

Top Goalscorers

ShkupiD. Darboe
D. Darboe
9 goals
ShkupiF. Jusufi
F. Jusufi
2 goals
AkademijaM. Krstovski
M. Krstovski
1 goals

Akademija Pandev missing players

Shkupi missing players

Akademija Pandev Shkupi
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
8 3 0 Played P 1 3 8
2 2 0 Won W 1 1 5
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
5 1 0 Lost L 0 2 2
3 2 0 Scored S 2 2 15
8 1 0 Conceded C 0 3 9
88% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
38% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 75%
12% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 38%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 12%
12% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 38%
38% 67% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 33% 38%
62% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 67% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.6 4.5 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2.3 2.1
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
66 21 0 Total Shots T S 10 22 71
21 4 0 Shots on Target S O 2 9 28
10% 25% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 100% 22% 43%
Key stats in First League this season:
  • Akademija Pandev has the fewest scored goals in the first half (0) in First League
  • Akademija Pandev have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Shkupi have scored more than double the goals of Akademija Pandev.
  • Shkupi haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Skendija 79 9 6 3 0 20 7 4 2 2 0 6 3 5 4 1 0 14 4 13 21
2 Shkupi 8 5 1 2 15 9 5 4 1 0 13 6 3 1 0 2 2 3 6 16
3 Makedonija 8 5 1 2 12 8 5 4 0 1 8 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 16
4 Borec 8 3 3 2 7 7 3 1 2 0 3 1 5 2 1 2 4 6 0 12
5 Sileks 8 3 2 3 17 9 3 1 1 1 6 5 5 2 1 2 11 4 8 11
6 Rabotnicki 8 2 5 1 6 4 4 1 3 0 4 2 4 1 2 1 2 2 2 11
7 Struga 8 3 2 3 6 6 3 3 0 0 5 0 5 0 2 3 1 6 0 11
8 Vardar 9 3 2 4 9 15 5 2 0 3 5 11 4 1 2 1 4 4 -6 11
9 Pelister 8 2 4 2 7 7 5 1 3 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 0 10
10 Akademija Pandev 8 2 1 5 3 8 3 2 0 1 2 1 5 0 1 4 1 7 -5 7
11 Renova 8 1 3 4 9 13 4 1 1 2 3 4 4 0 2 2 6 9 -4 6
12 Belasica 8 0 1 7 3 21 5 0 1 4 1 14 3 0 0 3 2 7 -18 1