North Macedonia odds: To win Euro 2020, how far will they go, top scorer and more
Since gaining independence, North Macedonia have never qualified for one of the two major international tournaments, until now.
Igor Angelovski’s men qualified for this summer’s competition having finished third in their group and then beating Georgia in the play-offs to earn themselves a spot in Group C this summer.
North Macedonia scraped a play-off spot on head-to-head games against Slovenia who also finished the group on 14 points and actually had a much better goal difference than the Lynxes.
But just how far can they go in the competition this summer having been drawn in a group with the Netherlands, Ukraine and Austria?
North Macedonia Euro 2020 Odds
This will be North Macedonia’s first ever visit to a major international tournament and as you would expect they are valued at a whopping 500/1 to get their hands on the silverware this summer.
Could they at least escape the group stages, though? Given that three teams will go through from four of the groups, one win against either Ukraine or Austria could be enough for them to progress at odds of 9/4 with Sky Bet.
The Lynxes will obviously not be the choice of many punters this summer, however, just a matter of weeks ago they stunned the world after beating Germany – yes Germany – in the third game of their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers to send them second in their group after three games.
North Macedonia’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
North Macedonia were drawn into Group C of Euro 2020 which will see them play the Netherlands, Ukraine and Austria.
Angelovski’s men begin their Euro 2020 group stage against Austria, before games against the Ukraine and then the Netherlands. The game against the Netherlands will be held at the Amsterdam Arena, however, their other two games will be played in Romania.
North Macedonia Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
13 June 2021: Austria vs North Macedonia (5pm)
17 June 2021: Ukraine vs North Macedonia (2pm)
21 June 2021: North Macedonia vs Netherlands (5pm)
If North Macedonia win Group C
If North Macedonia were to win Group C, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: The third-placed side Group D/E/F (likely contenders for which are Scotland/Czech Republic, Poland/Slovakia, Portugal/France/Germany) in Budapest on June 27.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 1, which is played between the runners-up of Group A (Italy/Turkey/Wales/Switzerland) and the Group B runners-up (Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia.)
Semi-finals: Either the winner of Group D (England/Croatia expected), runners-up of Group F, winner of Group E (Spain expected) or the third-placed side from Group A/B/C/D.
If the North Macedonia qualify from Group C
If North Macedonia don’t win Group C and qualify (9/4 with Sky Bet), things become a lot more complicated.
Last 16: The winner of Group A in London, which could be any of Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland on June 26.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 4, which is played between the winner of Group B (expected to be Belgium) and the third place in A/D/E/F.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1 which could include the winner of Group F or runners up of Group D/E.
If North Macedonia finish third in their group and rank highly enough among the top third-placed teams, they would play the winner of Group F and then join the path they’d take if they won Group F (talk about over-complicating things!)
North Macedonia Golden Boot odds
None of North Macedonia players are seen to be in the betting for the Golden Boot. The 37 year old Goran Pandev has 37 international goals to his name in over 100 appearances so will be a threat in front of goal alongside Aleksandar Trajkovski of Mallorca and exciting young Napoli midfielder Elif Elmas.