It’s that time of the week again when we run through a selection of the most exciting matches this weekend and offer our best bets and value picks.
Brazil v Ghana (Friday)
Brazil and Ghana step up their preparations for this year’s World Cup in Qatar when they face off in a friendly at the Ocean Stadium in Le Havre on Friday. This will be the fourth meeting between these two sides, with the five-time world champions and No.1 ranked nation in the world winning all three ties.
Morocco v Chile (Friday)
Morocco takes on Chile in a friendly at the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday as their preparation for the showpiece event in Qatar continues. The Atlas Lions head into this tie on a two-match winning streak following victories over South Africa and Liberia. La Roja, on the other hand, will be desperate to end a losing sequence that has seen them lose five games in a row.
Argentina v Honduras (Saturday)
Argentina continues their preparations for this year’s World Cup when they face Honduras at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday. Boasting the likes of Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez, the Albiceleste will be heavy favourites to overcome the side that finished bottom in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
Belivia v Senegal (Saturday)
Senegal takes on Bolivia in a friendly at the La Source stadium in Orleans, France, on Saturday as the African champions warm up for November’s tournament in Qatar. Boasting world class players such as Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Edouard Mendy, the Lions of Teranga will expect to comfortably see off a Bolivia side who have lost four in a row.
Colombia v Guatemala (Sunday)
Riding a three-match winning streak, Colombia will be looking to continue their winning ways when they face 118th-ranked Guatemala at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The Tricolors have looked deadly going forward with Liverpool’s Luis Diaz their key man in attack, while their backline have been rock-solid, keeping three straight clean sheets.
South Africa v Sierra Leone (Saturday)
Bafana Bafana will once again be put to the test when they host Sierra Leone on Saturday at the FNB Stadium. The last time Bafana faced Sierra Leone was back in 2011 at the Mbombela Stadium where the match ended in a goalless draw. That was the third straight scoreless stalemate between the sides.
Ivory Coast v Togo (Saturday)
Ivory Coast will take on Togo in a friendly at the Robert Diochon in Le Petit-Quevilly, France, on Saturday. Despite missing out on a place at this year’s World Cup in Qatar, the Elephants are stacked with quality players such as Wilfried Zaha, Franck Kessie, and Maxwel Cornet, and they’ll be confident of seeing off their opponents.
Portugal v Czech Republic (Saturday)
Portugal will be at Fortuna Arena on Sunday for the Nations League meeting with home side Czech Republic. The 2016 EURO Champions are second on the log, a point behind 2010 World Champions, Spain. CR7 and co know a win here will be enough to see them progress to the next phase of the competition. The Portuguese know what it takes to win this trophy, having won it in 2018-19.