Montenegro vs Greece
Can Greece make it back-to-back away wins in this international window?
On Friday night, Andreas Bouchalakis got the only goal just before half time as his side beat Romania in București.
This was the start new Head Coach Gus Poyet would’ve been hoping for, so he’ll now want to begin with two wins out of two.
Not so long ago, Greece were tournament regulars, qualifying for six major tournaments in the decade that commenced with them winning Euro 2004.
However, since crashing out Brazil 2014 to Costa Rica on penalties, the Sky Blues and Whites haven’t come close to qualifying for any competition.
But, with some younger players breaking through, there is hope that Euro 2024 can end their decade-long exile.
Montenegro meanwhile have never qualified for a World Cup or Euros since gaining independence in 2006.
The Brave Falcons were in friendly action last Thursday, but slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Armenia in Yerevan.
Despite finishing fourth in their World Cup qualifying group, Miodrag Radulović remained in his job, but results like that won’t encourage anyone.
Thus, Greece might fancy their chances of a win at Stadion pod Goricom.
San Marino vs Cape Verde
Cape Verde’s mini-European tour has so far been a roaring success so will they make it three wins out of three?
Last Wednesday, the Blue Sharks beat Guadeloupe 2-0 in Orléans with Jovane Cabral and then for Man United winger Bebé on target.
A mere 48 hours later, they travelled to Southern Spain to face Liechtenstein and enjoying an even more emphatic 6-0 victory.
Gilson Tavares with a hat-trick, Lisandro Semedo also netted and Bebé bagged a brace, taking his tally to three goals from his first two senior caps.
Bubista’s side reached the round of 16 at January’s Africa Cup of Nations, despite the fact it’s just the third time they’ve qualified for the tournament.
Now, Cape Verde are continuing their good form against minnows from both CONCACAF and UEFA.
When it comes to minnows, look no further than San Marino who are 210th and last in the FIFA World Rankings, just below Anguilla.
La Serenissima have never won a competitive international, losing 147 of 152, conceding 669 goals in total.
Under new manager Fabrizio Costantini, they did at least score a goal in Friday night’s 2-1 home defeat to Lithuania.
Filippo Fabbri opening his international account with just San Marino’s sixth goal since September 2015.
However, against a much higher calibre of opposition, Cape Verde should easily beat San Marino in San Pedro del Pinatar.
Andorra vs Grenada
Grenada’s mini-European tour concludes in Andorra la Vella.
Before this week, the Spice Boys have never played a match outside the CONCACAF region, but changed that last Wednesday in Gibraltar.
It was an historic occasion, if not a particularly memorable one with Michael Findlay’s side held to a goalless draw.
So, having only won once in that last year, a narrow 1-0 victory over the U.S. Virgin Islands, Grenada will be looking for a victory in this friendly.
Andorra have already faced Caribbean opposition this week, beating Saint Kitts and Nevis 1-0 on Friday thanks to Jordi Aláez’s winner.
Before this, the Tricolours had only beaten San Marino, Moldova and Liechtenstein since June 2017, so that was a victory worth celebrating.
According to the most-recent Nations League rankings, this is the worst to in Europe against the 15th (out of 41) best team in CONCACAF.
Will the Caribbean side prevail at Estadi Nacional this time?
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