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Wednesday's international friendly betting tips: Previews, predictions and odds

Gibraltar vs Grenada

An historic moment for Grenada who will play a match outside the CONCACAF region for the first time.

Michael Findlay's side will test themselves against two of Europe's minnows this week, with a trip to Andorra to come on Monday.

The Spice Boys lost six of their seven competitive games in 2021, only beating the U.S. Virgin Islands at home, and that finished 1-0.

This saw them eliminated from World Cup qualifying and exit the Gold Cup at the group stage, conceding 11 goals and scoring just once in that tournament.

They'll have to be at their best in 2022 because, later this year, Grenada will compete in CONCACAF Nations League A having won promotion last time round.

Regan Charles-Cook is their star man; he's currently the Scottish Premiership's top-scorer having scored 13 times for Ross County.

As for Gibraltar, they've now lost all 38 European Qualifiers they've ever played, conceding 177 goals in these fixtures, 4.7 goals per game.

But, in 2020, Julio César Ribas' side were promoted to UEFA Nations League C, winning their first-ever competitive games en route.

Here, they'll be looking for their first victory since beating Liechtenstein in Vaduz during that successful campaign.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5. Grenada to win is 1/1.

Tanzania vs Central African Republic

Two of African football's smaller nations go head-to-head at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.

Of the two, Central African Republic are ranked higher by FIFA, 130 to 132.

The Wild Beasts enjoyed a historic victory over Nigeria in World Cup qualifying last year, but didn't win any other games so were eliminated.

Unlike their visitors, Tanzania have previously qualified for a major tournament, most recently the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.

The Taifa Stars missed out on the last edition of AFCON though after being knocked out by Tunisia and Equatorial Guinea during qualification.

Under 2.5 goals is 2/5. Tanzania to win is 11/10.

Guadeloupe vs Cape Verde

After a memorable run at the Africa Cup of Nations, will Cape Verde keep the positivity going?

In January, the Blue Sharks reached the round of 16 at AFCON before eventually bowing out to hosts Cameroon.

This was only Cape Verde's third appearance at an Africa Cup of Nations, all since 2013, but the second time they'd reached the knockout phase.

Before this, Bubista's side had also been competitive in World Cup qualifying, only narrowly missing out on top spot in their group to Nigeria.

So, they'll be looking for more good results in this triple-header of friendlies in Europe, starting with this one in Orléans.

Guadeloupe meanwhile have made the long trip over from the Caribbean for this fixture.

The Gwada Boys enjoyed a memorable summer of 2021, knocking out Bahamas and then Guatemala to qualify for the Gold Cup.

Once there, they lost all three group matches, but the qualification was the real success.

Having won promotion in 2019, Jocelyn Angloma's side will compete in CONCACAF Nations League B when that competition returns in June.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/6. 

Bahrain vs India

Two teams, with plenty to play for in 2022, go head-to-head in Riffā.

Bahrain have qualified for the last five Asia Cups, getting all the way to the semi-finals of the 2004 tournament.

However, to extend that record, the Reds will need to overcome Turkmenistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia in June's qualifiers.

India likewise acquitted themselves well at Asia Cup 2019, but are not yet guaranteed of a place at China 2023.

They will meet Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Cambodia in those aforementioned qualifiers to come.

So, both managers will be looking for a solid performance here; Bahrain are favourites having won their last five meetings with India.

Bahrain to win is 1/3. Under 2.5 goals is 17/20. 

Philippines vs Malaysia

Two Asian minnows meet at the absolutely stunning National Stadium of Singapore in this friendly match.

The Philippines made their AFC Asia Cup debut in 2019 and are still in with a chance of repeating that feat in 2023.

To get there, the Street Dogs will have to negotiate qualifiers against Yemen, Mongolia and Palestine that are coming up in June.

Malaysia meanwhile have only appeared at one Asia Cup since 1980 and that is the 2007 when they were co-hosts but still lost all three games.

But, Kim Pan-gon's side still have a chance in the upcoming qualifiers; they're in a group with Turkmenistan, Bahrain and Bangladesh.

Over 2.5 goals is 3/5. Philippines to win is 5/4.

Mozambique vs Niger

Two Africam minnows in Nouakchott.

Mozambique have qualified for four Africa Cup of Nations in their history, but the last of those was in 2010.

More recently, Horacio Gonçalves's side have been eliminated from World Cup qualifying with just one win to their name, only beating Malawi.

Niger's two AFCON appearance came in 2012 and 2013 during the real glory years for their national team.

Last year, the Ménas beat Djibouti twice in World Cup qualifying, 4-2 and 7-2, but finished below Algeria and Burkina Faso in Group A.

Niger's six games in that group produced 30 goals, so perhaps expect more goals in this one.

Over 2.5 goals is 27/20. Mozambique to win is 11/8.

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