Portugal vs Ghana
Portugal vs Ghana Betting Odds & Predictions
32 nations are about to battle it out for ultimate supremacy at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. In Group H, Portugal and Ghana will face off on November 24th at 5pm CST (4pm UK time), a game in which both sides need to win to have any hope of qualifying for the knockout stage.
Portuguese association football manager and head coach, Fernando Santos, will be looking to lead his team to victory in this first World Cup 2022 game for Portugal while retired Ghanaian-German footballer, Otto Addo, will want to get off to the best start possible for his side as well.
Portugal vs Ghana: the Keys to Victory
Portugal vs Ghana Score Predictions
The Portuguese team is not what it used to be. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is 37 years old now and is likely to start upfront in place of striker Helder Postiga who is battling injuries. Back from injury as well, Pepe is… 39 years old and several other key players, including Eder have shown poor form in recent outings. There also appears to be a lack of overall confidence in this squad.
But let’s not forget that Ghana are former quarter finalists in this competition while Portugal previously won third place. So this should be an interesting game to follow.
Portugal: Keys to Victory against Ghana
Speaking of the Navigator’s latest performance, they ranked second during their World Cup 2022 qualifiers group stage. Surprisingly, the Portuguese had to go through the second qualifying stage after they lost the top position in the group. Nevertheless, the Navigators went through the second stage of the qualifiers smoothly by beating Turkey and North Macedonia. The key to a Portugal win may boil down to one simple thing: Cristiano Ronaldo’s form.
Ghana: Keys to Victory against Portugal
The popularity of football in African countries is absolutely exploding. Ghana’s Black Stars were the top-ranked team during the World Cup 2022 group stage qualifiers where they managed to qualify without winning a single game. And they squeezed by Nigeria by drawing their two matches and scoring an away goal. Ghana is the clear underdog in this confrontation. Its first objective will be to avoid an early goal while hoping that one of their counters will result in a score.