Germany vs North Macedonia Cup Live Football Score 31 Mar 2021
Manuel Neuer won’t be in goal but Germany can make it three wins from three in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign if they shut out North Macedonia and Goran Pandev in Duisburg on Wednesday (kick-off 6.45pm GMT).
Germany: ter Stegen – Can, Ginter, Rüdiger, Gosens – Goretzka, Kimmich, Gündogan (c) – Havertz, Gnabry, Sane
Subs: Trapp, Leno, Max, Tah, Musiala, Werner, Younes, Klostermann, Neuhaus, Wirtz
Out: Brandt (not included), Dahoud (not included), Draxler (not included), Halstenberg (not included), Hofmann (not included), Koch (knee), Kroos (groin), Süle (thigh)
Coach: Joachim Löw
North Macedonia: Dimitrievski – Nikolov, Ristovski, Velkoski, Musliu, Alioski – Bardi, Ademi, Elmas – Pandev (c), Trajkovski
Subs: Bogatinov, Siskovski, Bejtulai, Askovski, Ristevski, Radeski, Hasani, Stojanovski, Velkoski, Spirovski, Ibraimi
Out: Zajkov (not included), Trickovski (not included)
Coach: Igor Angelovski
Germany vs North Macedonia Latest Odds
The hosts have won 18 consecutive World Cup qualifiers and bet365 price them at just 1/10 (1.10) to extend that victorious run.
North Macedonia lost their opening game 3-2 against Romania before thrashing Lichenstein 5-0 and can be backed at 16/1 (17.00) with the draw at 9/1 (10.00) .
Germany vs North Macedonia Team News
Having fielded the same starting eleven for the previous two matches, Joachim Low may be inclined to rotate the team for their third clash inside a week, with Chelsea forward Timo Werner amongst those hoping to be involved from the start.
For the visitors, veteran striker Goran Pandev has started the last two matches but it remains to be seen whether the 37-year-old can start once more.
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It was a comfortable win for the 2014 World Cup champions in their last match against Romania, and really should have won by a much more comfortable margin.
Indeed, Germany nearly conceded an injury time equaliser in a game they should have wrapped up long before, and they will be keen to avoid another nervous climax on Wednesday.
Igor Angelovski’s side tend to struggle defensively and are likely to afford opportunities to Low’s men, with the Balkan nation having conceded four goals away to Armenia, three goals to Estonia and three goals in Romania in the last two years.