Portugal and Ghana will meet in the 1st round of the World Cup group stage. Portugal has great ambitions for the World Cup, while Ghana plays attractive football, and the goal is to fight for second place in the group.
November 24th, 2022 – 17:00
Portugal vs Ghana Betting Tips & Predictions
Portugal to win @ 1.40
BTTS Yes @ 2.45
Correct score 2:1 @ 10.00
Reason for Portugal vs Ghana Predictions
Six years on from winning Euro 2020, Portugal is at World Cup in what is set to be the very last one for the all-time leading goalscorer in international football, Cristiano Ronaldo, as he captains his nation against Ghana. It has, of course, been a terrible season so far for Ronaldo. The Manchester United man scored 23 goals last season, and his recent interview with Piers Morgan has stolen more headlines than the World Cup itself so far, but the Portugal captain always seems to turn up for his country. Portugal also had a decent Nations League campaign, losing only to Portugal and Spain, beating the Czech Republic 2-0 and 4-0 and Switzerland at the first time of asking, 4-0. A recent 4-0 victory also came against Nigeria in a warmup friendly, as Bruno Fernandes netted twice alongside a goal each for Goncalo Ramos and Joao Mario. Most defenders will be watching out for Ronaldo during the game, and this allows Fernandes the freedom to pick up pockets of space in dangerous areas, something Ghana will have to be wary about. Otavio shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Joao Felix is a guy who causes a lot of problems for the opponent on the left side. He is fast and unstoppable in a one-on-one game.
Ghana, who have former Newcastle, Norwich, and Brighton manager Chris Hughton as a technical adviser, was comfortably the lowest scorer of the ten nations that made it through to the third and final round in African qualifying, finding the net just seven times. Indeed, only once did Otto Addo’s side score more than once throughout their whole campaign, so it’s clear where their problems lie ahead of their opener in Doha. They only finished ahead of South Africa on goals scored during the group stage and required the away goals rule to edge out Nigeria in the third round, so it’s understandable they are outsiders with South Korea to reach the round of 16, well behind Portugal and Uruguay. Jordan Ayew is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Ghana is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Portugal should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.