Preview: Round 15

1. лигаA couple of interesting matches are scheduled for this weekend but maybe most of the attention goes to Makedonija Gjorche Petrov and Sloga Jugomagnat and their decisions for the boycott they are into.

Pelister – Rabotnicki

The derby of the round will be played in Bitola where Pelister and Rabotnicki will meet. Pelister boycotted the championship for a week, only for to change mind immediately and lose officially from Milano with 3-0. They have however managed to qualify for the cup semifinal. Rabotnicki in this match enters with -4 behind Renova in the battle for the first place and will have to fight hard to gain points from in-form Pelister.

Vardar – Renova

Even weaker then this Renova knew how to beat even stronger then this Vardar in the past. Vardar won 3 points from the last round, but only officially after Makedonija did not played their match against Vardar. Renova, although eliminated from the cup, managed to get the first place all by themselves with 4 points advantage over second-placed Rabotnicki and will surely be looking to hold that place.

Sileks – Metalurg

Nikola Ilievski, Metalurg’s new coach, had a very unsuccessful debut after his team got eliminated from the cup from second-league side Skopje. He has immediately released several players and requested goalkeeper Georgievski and attacker Kostovski in the team. They are now traveling to Kratovo in a difficult away match with Sileks.

Teteks – Sloga Jugomagnat

If Sloga did not show up in Tetovo, it will be their second consecutive match which will mean automatic disqualification from the first league. Last season these two teams were rivals for promotion, this season they are fighting to avoid relegation. If Teteks wins here, one way or another, they will have 6 points advantage over Sloga, any other outcome will make the battle for avoiding the 11th place very interesting.

Makedonija Gjorche Petrov – Pobeda

Champions which only couple of seasons later might compete in the fourth league. That is the possible scenario with Makedonija if they choose not to play their match against Pobeda and they are standing firmly on their boycott. Pobeda will travel to Skopje expecting to meet the champions, but Makedonija seems like certain in leading their battle to the end.

Horizont Turnovo – Milano

Similar to Pelister, Horizont Turnovo have chosen to stop their boycott. Not similar to Pelister, Turnovo have chosen to do that before the match against Milano and therefore earn 3 (99%) sure points, unlike Pelister who ‘lost’ that match. 


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