Making their first-ever appearance in a major tournament, not much is expected from North Macedonia at Euro 2020, yet Napoli midfielder, Elif Elmas will be looking to shine.
A combative midfielder capable of winning the ball back deep and carrying it forward to start attacking moves, Elmas has featured heavily for the Serie A club and after playing 33 times for a Napoli side that finished fifth in the league, much of North Macedonia’s hopes of success will rest on the shoulders of the 21-year-old.
They are drawn against the Netherlands, Ukraine and Austria, so it is unlikely Igor Angelovski’s men will last long in the competition. They’re 2/7 to be eliminated at the group stage, but with the added benefit of four best third-placed sides making it to the knockouts, a shock progression into the round of 16 is priced at 10/3.
Whilst veteran captain, Goran Pandev, will be North Macedonia’s biggest threat in front of goal, Elmas did net the dramatic winning goal in their recent victory against three-time European champions, Germany.