First League match preview: Belasica versus Struga

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Competition: Macedonia FYR First League
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Blagoj Istatov

Struggling Belasica will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Struga in the upcoming league round. It’s 12th vs 4th and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Insights:
  • Belasica has the most conceded goals (43) in First League
  • Struga has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (3) in First League

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

For Belasica relegation is already certain this season. Only divine intervention and/or time travel can save them and neither look likely. Struga are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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Belasica form and stats

Belasica's struggle is real here at Stadion Blagoj Istatov with only 3 points collected from 9 First League games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 0-3-6. With nine home First League games in a row without a win, the Belasica fans could feel they are not getting value for their money. It remains to be seen whether this unfortunate streak, which started after the Pitu Guli game long ago, can be stopped today.

Ahead of that match, Belasica lost 0-3 at home to Vardar.

As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

Belasica are traveling soon after this match as the First League match at Borec awaits in three days.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Belasica here at Stadion Blagoj Istatov in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (6 from 9 games). It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Defensively there's plenty of potential for improvement as Belasica have allowed the opposition to score 24 goals here at Stadion Blagoj Istatov.

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Struga form and stats

There's been little loot from Struga's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 9 away games in the First League. Struga only have 1 win to counter their 4 defeats and 4 draws.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Shkupi at their stadium, the result 2-1.

After this away game Struga return home for a First League game against Pelister. That game is only three sleeps after this.

The visitors have scored 5 goals from 9 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Struga have seen the ball go into their own net 10 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Struga - Belasica 3-0, played this season.

Top Goalscorers

BelasicaA. Kalanoski
A. Kalanoski
6 goals
StrugaN. Lena
N. Lena
5 goals
StrugaK. Cake
K. Cake
3 goals

Belasica missing players

Struga missing players

Belasica Struga
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
19 9 3 Played P 3 9 19
3 0 0 Won W 0 1 7
3 3 0 Drew D 2 4 8
13 6 3 Lost L 1 4 4
16 6 1 Scored S 1 5 21
43 24 8 Conceded C 2 10 16
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 78% 89%
89% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 67% 74%
63% 67% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 22% 26%
37% 44% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 5%
11% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
47% 44% 33% BTTS BTTS 33% 44% 47%
5% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 22% 37%
47% 56% 67% Failed to Score F T 67% 56% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.7 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 2 2.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
7.9 8.8 9.3 Shots (avg) S ( 8 7.6 9.2
2.8 3.1 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 3.2 3.3
30% 21% 11% Goal Efficiency G E 12% 17% 33%
Key stats in First League this season:
  • All of Belasica's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Belasica has the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in First League
  • Belasica has the fewest clean sheets (1) in First League
  • Belasica has the fewest points (3) at home in First League
  • Belasica has the fewest scored goals (6) at home in First League
  • Belasica has the most conceded goals (24) at home in First League
  • Belasica has the most conceded goals (43) in First League
  • Belasica has the most conceded goals in the second half (27) in First League
  • Belasica has the the worst goal difference (-18) at home in First League
  • Belasica has the the worst goal difference (-27) in First League
  • Belasica have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Belasica have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Belasica have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Belasica have yet to win a game at home.
  • Belasica haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Belasica is in the worst form (1-0-5)
  • Struga has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (3) in First League
  • Struga has the fewest matches over the total-line (5) in First League

  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 19 12 6 1 38 13 9 4 4 1 15 6 10 8 2 0 23 7 25 42
2 Shkupi 19 10 6 3 29 17 9 6 2 1 19 10 10 4 4 2 10 7 12 36
3 Makedonija 19 10 4 5 32 25 9 6 1 2 15 9 10 4 3 3 17 16 7 34
4 Struga 19 7 8 4 21 16 10 6 4 0 16 6 9 1 4 4 5 10 5 29
5 Rabotnicki 19 6 9 4 23 20 9 4 4 1 13 9 10 2 5 3 10 11 3 27
6 Vardar 19 6 8 5 26 26 10 3 4 3 14 18 9 3 4 2 12 8 0 26
7 Borec 19 7 4 8 20 21 10 5 2 3 12 8 9 2 2 5 8 13 -1 25
8 Sileks 19 6 4 9 26 24 10 3 2 5 13 16 9 3 2 4 13 8 2 22
9 Pelister 19 4 7 8 17 24 9 2 4 3 7 10 10 2 3 5 10 14 -7 19
10 Renova 19 4 7 8 21 29 10 2 4 4 7 11 9 2 3 4 14 18 -8 19
11 Akademija Pandev 19 5 2 12 13 24 10 4 0 6 8 10 9 1 2 6 5 14 -11 17
12 Belasica 19 3 3 13 16 43 9 0 3 6 6 24 10 3 0 7 10 19 -27 12