National boss Craig Levein is set to persevere with the 4-1-4-1 formation he fielded in the 0-0 draw with Serbia last Saturday.
The system demands that attacking midfielders – and full-backs like Dixon – make their presence felt in the final third of the park.
And the Huddersfiled Town defender, who enjoyed a fine debut in the Group A opener, is confident he can make a difference up front.
The 25-year-old also believes Scotland can capitalise on the chances they create this time around and secure the victory the country craves so dearly.
"I like to get forward and get balls into the box," said the ex-Dundee United man. "It is an asset in my game. I managed to do that on occasions against Serbia.
"The system the manager plays allows me to get forward. If there is a sitting midfielder in there it gives full-backs a bit of cover.
"We know that if we do go forward there is an extra player there behind us to cover if the move breaks down.
"It doesn't free us up or give us a licence to go forward every time. We have to pick and choose the right times. But if we do go we know there is that cover through the sitting midfielder.
"It was unfortunate that we didn't quite get on the end of our chances against Serbia. On another day, we would have taken our chances.
"We made plenty chances and things just didn't happen. We can take this into tonight and create the chance again. I am sure the boys will take them if they come."
Despite the fact that he will, if selected, only be winning his second Scotland cap tonight, Dixon is looking forward to squaring up to Macedonian superstar, Goran Pandev.
The Napoli player, who won Serie A and the Champions League during his time with Inter Milan, will be the visitors' main attacking threat.
But Dixon was impressed with the performance of the national team's backline against Serbia and is more than confident they can keep a clean sheet once again this evening.
He admitted: "I have seen Pandev playing for Inter in the Champions League on television. He is a very good player. He will definitely be one to watch.
"But at international level there are 11 great players in the team and a few more on the bench. They play for their country so they are top players. It is definitely exciting.
"But look at the number of saves Allan McGregor had to make against Serbia. He had two at most, two proper saves to prevent goals.
"Their full-backs, for example, play for two of the biggest clubs in the world. That shows you what we were up against. To stop them from making loads of chances shows that we did very well."
Dixon has been inundated with messages of congratulation following his man-of-the-match display against Serbia on his debut at the weekend.
He appreciates he was only called up after Phil Bardsley, Danny Fox, Russell Martin and Charlie Mulgrew, as well as Lee Wallace, were all ruled out with injuries.
However, he intends to make it difficult for Levein to ignore him in the future by producing another bright performance against Macedonia.
He reflected: "It is a big step up to international level. I have made the step up from the SPL to the Championship and now I have made the step up to international football.
"That has all happened in the space of three or four months. It has been a bit of a whirlwind, but I have enjoyed it and hopefully I can exper-ience more."
Dixon continued: "First and foremost, I have to be picked by the manager again. Whatever decision he makes I will fully respect.
"If I do get my chance again, I will just have to play exactly how I did on Saturday, do well for my country, try and get us the three points.
"If I do well then fingers crossed that might make Craig think 'I can't drop him'. But I have to focus on playing well because if I play well then the whole team does well.
"If we win this game we can go top of our group. If that happens I'm sure everybody will forget about Saturday. We went out to win the game, that was our focus, and we will be doing exactly the same in this match."