Iceland so far won 3 points from 4 games (victory against Liechtenstein) and the situation in the team is chaotic. They are literally handicapped by absences today because a total of five players are missing. Coach Vidarsson can’t count on the best player Gylfi Sigurdsson (78/25), who lost his place in both Everton and the national team after a sex scandal. Next on the list are team captain Aron Gunnarsson (97/2), defenders Magnusson (36/2), Ingasson (39/3), midfielder Sigurjónsson (32/2), strikers Finnbogason (61/15), and Sigþórsson (64/26). All seven are very important links of the home team. Gudmundsson, Anderson, and Bjarnason didn’t train in the previous days and are in doubt.
The first match after the Euro 2020 against Armenia already showed the big changes that took place in Northern Macedonia. The draw ended the positive streak it had in the group, but chances for the first two places remain. New coach Bobi Milevski, make a few changes to the team, because captain Pandev and Trickovski withdrew from the national team, while Ademi and Nikolov are unavailable. This will be a hard match, but I think that North Macedonia is superior in terms of technique with quality players like Elmas and Bardhi, and should take extremly important victory.