World Cup 2022 Portugal vs Ghana, Tips & Predictions

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Portugal vs Ghana - World Cup 2022

Former European Champions Portugal take on Ghana in Group H at Stadium 1974. The game will kick off at 10pm local time (7pm UK Time).

The Portuguese have not been able to back up their efforts in European Championships and have not made it past the Round of 16 since 2006. Ghana qualified for three finals in a row between 2006 and 2014 and return after missing out in 2018.

In what is likely to be a tight World Cup betting affair in the first group game, Portugal are currently 40/85 favourites with Betzone.

Portugal vs Ghana Best Odds

Portugal vs Ghana Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: The only time these sides have met resulted in a 2-1 victory for Portugal at the 2014 World Cup.
  • Portugal: The Portuguese have not won the opening game at a World Cup since 2006.
  • Ghana: Have previously beaten Serbia and Czech Republic in group stage matches in the World Cup.
  • Player: Cristiano Ronaldo heads to his fifth World Cup and needs three more goals to overtake Eusebio as his country’s leading scorer at the Finals. 

Portugal vs Ghana Betting Tips

Portugal have failed to win an opening match at the finals since 2006. As a result, they may have to share the spoils again.

DRAW - 14/5

Portugal vs Ghana Analysis

PORTUGAL

A Selecao have plenty of exciting talent coming through the ranks and should be challenging at the business end of tournament football again soon. This experience will be good for many of their upcoming talent, and they should be exciting to watch.

Key Players: Cristian Ronaldo, Rafael Leao, Bernado Silva

Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo will divide opinion as he does at club level, and coach Fernando Santos may decide to use him as an impact sub.

Predicted Lineups: Costa, Cancelo, Dias, Pereira, Mends, Neves, Vitinha, Silva, Fernandes, Jota, Leao

GHANA

The Black Stars missed out in 2018 and failed to win a match at the 2014 tournament. However, they were the stars of Africa when making the quarter-finals in 2010 and were a penalty kick away from the semis.

Key Players: Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey

Team News: Otto Addo has recently taken over as the Head Coach and will be hoping to rely on experienced players such as Andre and Jordan Ayew to spark their tournament into life.

Predicted Lineups: Wollacott, Odoi, Amartey, Djiku, Rahman, Partey, Ayew, Ayew, Kudus, Williams, Afana-Gyan

Portugal vs Ghana Prediction

Portugal have the required talent in their squad to win this match but still, need to prove they can perform on the international stage. Therefore, it may take them a while to grow into this tournament.

BET ON THE MATCH TO END IN A DRAW - 3/1 @ 10Bet

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