Grenada vs. Suriname: Match Preview, Team News, and Predictions

Grenada and Suriname are set to face each other for the first time in League A as part of the CONCACAF Nations League.

This highly anticipated matchup will take place on Friday at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium.

Both teams participated in the top tier of the tournament last season, but they only managed to secure a single point in their respective groups.

However, this new season presents an opportunity for them to turn things around and claim their first-ever victories in League A.

Grenada has faced numerous challenges in recent CONCACAF competitions and is still searching for their first win under the guidance of coach Terry Connor.

Despite their efforts, Grenada struggled against formidable opponents, including a disappointing performance at the Gold Cup in 2021, where they were outscored 11-1.

Furthermore, they finished at the bottom of their group in the previous Nations League, conceding 17 goals in four matches, including a 7-0 defeat against the United States.

On the other hand, Suriname had a promising run at the 2021 Gold Cup but has since struggled to make progress and prove themselves among the top nations in CONCACAF.

Although they secured only one point in their debut appearance in League A last season, Suriname displayed resilience and held Jamaica to a 1-1 draw in their opening match.

They also put up a strong fight against Mexico, maintaining a goalless scoreline until the 64th minute before ultimately losing 2-0.

Manager Aron Winter has a diverse mix of players at his disposal, with a combination of youth and experience.

However, the team lacks extensive international experience, as only one player has accumulated over 20 caps for the national team.

Despite this, Suriname has a favorable track record against Grenada, winning their previous encounter in 2014 with a 1-0 scoreline.

Based on recent form and performance, Suriname appears to have an advantage over Grenada. With a more balanced team and stronger defensive and attacking capabilities, Suriname is likely to secure a victory in this matchup.

Predicted Starting Lineups:

Grenada:

  • Reice Charles-Cook
  • Williams, Harrack
  • Pierre
  • Regan Charles-Cook
  • A. Charles
  • J. Charle
  • Lewis
  • Hippolyte
  • Mitchell
  • Berkeley-Agyepong

Suriname:

  • Hahn
  • Leerdam
  • Pinas
  • Abena
  • Paal
  • Eduard
  • Klas
  • Cronie
  • R. Vlijter
  • Jozefzoon
  • G. Vlijter

Prediction: Grenada 0-2 Suriname

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