Macedonia make a big upset in the last match against Italy on the „potato field“. Due to the super bad pitch, the main goalkeeper and one of the best goalkeeper in LaLiga Stole Dimitrievski got a spin injury and is out for this match with is a huge blow. Many times, he saved the national team with his brilliant performances and on the goal will be Damjan Siskovski (Doxa), who was on the goal only 3-4 time in friendlies in the last couple of years and in my opinion is one of the worst goalkeepers in national team history, prone to many silly mistakes. The last line is problematic, and the worst part in the time, while as you know their is some top quality midfielders like Elmas and Bardhi with quality striker Miovski from Aberdeen. After the last match, the players were exhausted due to the bad pitch, and it’s possible that coach Milevski will make some rotations. Macedonia always have a lot of problems against teams who are with 8 players behind the ball and Malta showed that in the first match in Skopje (was on the stands), where in the last 25 minutes receives two goals and scored one.
Malta squad is mainly composed by domestic league players. At home can be a tricky team on their hybrid grass. They lose only 1-0 away against Ukraine in the last round, while beat Gibraltar in a friendly match at home. I think that Macedonia will have a lot of problems especially in the last line, where Malta on counter attacks can be dangerous.