First League match preview: Borec versus Makedonija

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Competition: Macedonia FYR First League
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Ciglana (2000 seats)

A key match in First League as both teams are battling for the top positions. With Borec in 4th position and Makedonija placed 3rd, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Borec form and stats

Borec have secured 5 points from their first three home games in the First League. A decent catch, still with room for improvement.

Stress levels are on the rise for Borec's attacking players as they have now played 180 minutes without scoring in a league game. G. Gjorgjiev was their last goal scorer.

The spoils were shared after 90 minutes before that, a home game that ended 0-0 versus Rabotnicki.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Borec have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found four matches with the results: Won one, drawn three and lost zero.

The Borec fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 3 in 3 matches. As for guarding their own goal, Borec have only let in 1 goal at home.

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Makedonija form and stats

Makedonija are doing rather OK so far in their away games in the First League, having played 3 games and collected 4 points (1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss).

The supporters enjoyed Makedonija's previous game versus Struga (placed 7th), a First League 2-0 win played at home. Prior to that result Makedonija won their away game at Renova. The scoreline was 3-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Makedonija playing away and similar expectations, we found two relevant matches. Results were zero Makedonija wins, two draws and zero defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Makedonija are hosting Kamenica-Sasa in the Macedonian Cup only three days away.

Makedonija are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 4 away goals from 3 games (in the league). Makedonija have conceded 4 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last three matches): Borec one win, one draw and Makedonija one victory. As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MakedonijaS. Emini
S. Emini
4 goals
BorecN. Radović
N. Radović
2 goals
MakedonijaB. Bozhinovski
B. Bozhinovski
2 goals

Borec missing players

Makedonija missing players

Borec Makedonija
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
8 3 0 Played P 1 3 8
3 1 0 Won W 0 1 5
3 2 0 Drew D 0 1 1
2 0 0 Lost L 1 1 2
7 3 0 Scored S 1 4 12
7 1 0 Conceded C 3 4 8
88% 67% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 67% 88%
62% 67% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 67% 75%
25% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 62%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 67% 25%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
38% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 62%
38% 67% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 25%
38% 33% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 33% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.2 2.3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 5 3.9
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
63 32 0 Total Shots T S 8 25 82
24 12 0 Shots on Target S O 2 9 33
21% 25% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 44% 36%
Key stats in First League this season:
  • Borec have not yet lost a game at home.

  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