Norway – Macedonia – This game begins the knockout phase of the World Cup in France and more for any of the selections no makeup exam. From the eighth finals defeat means the end of hope for a good placement, but when it comes to these two teams, it can be said to qualify for the quarter-finals was a great success, given that the Macedonians have never been among the top eight in the world and the biggest success of them the 9th place two years ago in Qatar, while the Norwegians managed to be among the eight, but not long ago.
In the group stage of the Norwegians have four wins and lost only by host France, and took second place in their group, while Macedonia won twice and lost twice, with one draw and that was enough for third place in the group. They met the two selection at last year’s European Championship in Poland and then it was 31:31.
It must be said that the Norwegians in this championship looks very well and all together it reminds her release from last year’s European Championship, when they came up to the semi-finals, which they lost, and the match for third place, but finally the fourth is the success that Norway waiting for a long time . After that, however, experienced a decline, however, are not qualified for the Olympics, and in the playoffs for this World Cup, Slovenia was more successful, however, the Norwegians have received a special invitation and it is obvious that the IHF were not wrong when he gave this Scandinavian team.
With a bit of trouble at the beginning mastered Poland, then much easier to Russia, followed by the defeat of France, provided that the general did not disgrace themselves and it shows the final 31:28, after that simply overran and Brazil and Japan. The first name of this selection is the middle outside Sagosen and expected him to be the leader of this team. Others have had ups and downs, but are quite well covered in all positions and can even isolate the right wing Bjornsen and experienced pivot Myrhol, a lot will zavistiti in this view of the mood goalkeeper, Bergerud or Christensen.
Probable lineups Norway: Bergerud, Jondal, Lie Hansen, Sagosen, Tonnes, Bjornsen, Myrhol
Macedonians are mostly played some crazy matches with upheavals and at the end it turned out that in fact she introductory victory over Tunisia was also crucial, as you would then be assumed. In this essay Macedonia looked lost and then in the last 20 minutes forfeited all turned to even secure the triumph 34:30. They won, and Angola expected, and then the order came two most difficult matches against Slovenia have failed completely, and smooth lose, while the Spaniards made problems largely match and to play without goalkeeper and when they were complete and they just fell in the finish and lost.
Then the match with Iceland, where in fact they were not under so much pressure around the passage, but they are about the position, because the defeat brought France in the eighth finals. Completely crazy game they played and say they took 4: 0 but received five goals in a row. During the break, had a minus two, that would be very bad opened the second half and sometime by the middle of this part have been behind five goals, and then be led by natural and Lazarus, but also wings Manaskov and Georgievski, reversed the result in the last minutes of entering with leadership. The real drama in the last minute are saved 27:27 and third place. It is good to have played wing with Lazarus, but the goalkeeper Kolev. Even more will need them in this essay.
Probable lineups Macedonia: Kolev, Manaskov, Taleski, Mirkulovski, K.Lazarov, Georgievski, Stoilov
Norway – Macedonia TIP
Norwegians are much more demonstrated in this championship, although the Macedonians never know and can fritter away in a duel. However, faster game Scandinavians they probably will not match and so though we prefer Norway and expect their triumph even without too many uncertainties.
Tip: Norway -2.5
Odds: 1.95 at bet365 (up to 1.85 can be played without problems)