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Friday's international friendly predictions including Spain vs. Portugal

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Friday's international friendlies, including Spain vs. Portugal.


Finland vs. Estonia (Friday, 5.00pm)

Finland's Teemu Pukki celebrates scoring their first goal on March 28, 2021© Reuters

Finland round off their preparations for Euro 2020 with a friendly against Estonia in Helsinki on Friday.

The Eagle-Owls lost 2-0 against Sweden in their last outing, while Estonia were 1-0 winners against Lithuania.

We say: Finland 2-0 Estonia


Finland could do with a victory to give them a bit of momentum ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Denmark next week.

This fixture likely would have been selected with exactly that in mind, and it is difficult to see Estonia pulling off an upset against a side ranked 62 places above them.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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N. Macedonia vs. Kazakhstan (Friday, 5.00pm)

North Macedonia's Enis Bardhi celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on March 28, 2021© Reuters

In their final game before the beginning of Euro 2020 in under two weeks, North Macedonia play host to Kazakhstan in a friendly on Friday.

The hosts kicked off this round of international fixtures with a 1-1 draw against Slovakia on Tuesday, while Kazakhstan will play their only game of the international break, with no further action until September.

We say: North Macedonia 3-0 Kazakhstan


North Macedonia come to this game with plenty to play for, as they look to build momentum going into next Sunday's opening clash with Austria, and we see them recording a big win on Friday.

The hosts have much more quality than their opponents with the likes of Pandev and Alioski, and they should ensure they pick up a result in order to boost their confidence.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Spain vs. Portugal (Friday, 6.30pm)

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo pictured on March 27, 2021© Reuters

Spain and Portugal will begin their preparations for their respective Euro 2020 campaigns when they lock horns in an international friendly on Friday night.

La Roja will take on Sweden in their European Championships opener on June 14, while Portugal are preparing for the start of their tournament, which sees them face Hungary on June 15.

We say: Spain 1-1 Portugal


The result is not important on Friday night, but neither manager will want to suffer a damaging defeat this close to the start of the European Championships; we are expecting an entertaining match but have ultimately settled on a low-scoring draw in Madrid.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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> How Spain could line up against Portugal

> How Portugal could line up against Spain


Hungary vs. Cyprus (Friday, 7.00pm)

Hungary's Roland Sallai celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on March 28, 2021© Reuters

Hungary host Cyprus in Budapest on Friday in their first of two friendlies ahead of co-hosting Euro 2020.

The Magyars are unbeaten in nine games and will be looking to keep that run of form going into this month's finals, while Cyprus are gearing up for their next batch of World Cup qualifiers in September.

We say: Hungary 2-0 Cyprus


Hungary have been on a good run of form since September and will be aiming to pick up from where they left off a few months ago with victory against Cyprus on Friday.

The visitors have improved slightly of late with two wins in their last five games, but this will likely be a step too far for Kostenoglou's charges.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Nigeria vs. Cameroon (Friday, 7.30pm)

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr pictured in July 2019© Reuters

In the first of two friendlies between the nations within a week, Nigeria and Cameroon square off in Austria on Friday.

Both countries cruised through the qualifying stage for the African Cup of Nations, and they will now look to build momentum going into the tournament at the beginning of next year.

We say: Nigeria 2-1 Cameroon


Although both sides look strong going into the African Cup of Nations, we give the slight edge to Nigeria thanks to their strong quality all over the pitch.

The Super Eagles are heavily fancied going into next year's tournament, and they come into this game with plenty of momentum which they will look to continue.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Faroe Islands vs. Iceland (Friday, 7.45pm)

Iceland coach Arnar Vidarsson pictured on March 28, 2021© Reuters

Faroe Islands and Iceland meet in Torshavn on Friday evening with both nations looking to end a congested season on a high note.

While the home side have failed to win in six outings, Iceland have endured a run of form which suggests that their recent period in the spotlight could soon be coming to an end.

We say: Faroe Islands 1-3 Iceland


Despite the possibility of squad rotation, we still feel that Iceland should emerge victorious relatively comfortably.

However, do not be surprised if the home side remain in the contest for the first hour.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Italy vs. Czech Republic (Friday, 7.45pm)

Italy's Domenico Berardi celebrates scoring against Northern Ireland on March 25, 2021© Reuters

Title contenders Italy conclude their preparations for Euro 2020 on Friday, as they meet fellow finalists Czech Republic in Bologna.

Having finalised their squad following last week's thumping of San Marino, the Azzurri now have one final fixture to warm up for this summer's main event.

We say: Italy 1-1 Czech Republic


As squad places have been assured, Italy's motivation may be a little lower than a Czech side yet to get their post-season preparation underway out on the pitch.

Many talented faces could feature, but a game likely to be disrupted by numerous substitutions is set to peter out into a score draw - keeping the Azzurri's unbeaten streak intact ahead of the Euros, while further boosting the Czechs' growing confidence.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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> How Italy could line up against Czech Republic


Slovenia vs. Gibraltar (Friday, 7.45pm)

Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek pictured on March 27, 2021© Reuters

Slovenia play host to Gibraltar on Friday evening looking to build some momentum after a poor start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.

While the visitors have suffered three heavy defeats in quick succession, they will feel that they are capable of earning a result in Koper.

We say: Slovenia 2-0 Gibraltar


Despite the level of opposition in front of them, do not expect a goalfest from Slovenia. Nevertheless, the home side should have few issues in dealing with a side who also struggle in the final third.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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