Ghana vs. Portugal – betting prediction, odds for the World Cup match (24/11/2022, 17:00 CET)
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Ghana vs. Portugal – betting prediction, odds for the World Cup match (24/11/2022, 17:00 CET)

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Ghana will face Portugal on Thursday. Kick-off at Stadium 974 in Doha is at 17:00. We’ve taken a look at the best betting predictions, statistics and odds for you

Ghana will face Portugal on Thursday. Kick-off at Stadium 974 in Doha is at 17:00. We’ve taken a look at the best betting predictions, statistics and odds for you

What’s in Ghana’s favour?

  • Clear underdog
  • See Saudi Arabia
  • Plenty of fan support

What’s in it for Portugal?

  • Title contenders
  • Individual class

Our betting prediction:

  • Bet: Portugal -2.5 corner Asian Handicap
  • Bookie:  Bet365 and others
  • Odds: 2.00

Team news Ghana

The time has finally come for Otto Addo’s team and the 26 players he nominated last week for the tournament in Qatar to arrive. The Black Stars have been in Doha since Sunday and have received an enthusiastic welcome from hundreds of fans. The support of all Ghanaians living in Qatar and the many fans who’ve travelled to the country is guaranteed for the players at Stadium 974.

With Portugal, Ghana will first face one of the favoured teams, which is filled with world-class players in almost every position. In 2014 they met before (1:2). In 2022, the omens are perhaps even more favourable for the Portuguese than at that time. But coach Otto Addo, who’s experienced in the Bundesliga, knows how to act as an absolute underdog. Even in the decisive play-off match against Nigeria, they were in the underdog position and still qualified for the tournament. It’s a game like David against Goliath

However, the Portuguese shouldn’t underestimate Ghana, just as Goliath once underestimated David. Ghana is agile and cheeky, fast and technically skilled. Switzerland got a taste of this in a recent test match in Abu Dhabi. Ghana won 2:1

Special attention should be paid to Ghana’s striker Inaki Williams. Mohammed Kudus can also make it big at this World Cup

Team News Portugal

From the outside, people want to talk the Portuguese into a bit of a crisis – talk of CR7 and the contract termination with Manchester United is the big topic in the international media. But within the team itself, the many other superstars stress that this isn’t a big issue internally.

Cristiano Ronaldo is recognised in the team, but at the latest since the 2016 European Championship, they know that they can win a title without him. Nevertheless, Cristiano Ronaldo is of course still the most dazzling figure in the Portugal jersey. But players like Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Rodrigo Leao, Ruben Diaz or Joao Cancelo are among the absolute top European players. Anything less than a place in the next round would be a bitter disappointment for Portugal

Head-2-Head

Portugal is an old acquaintance of Ghana: they already met Portugal and Christiano Ronaldo at Ghana’s last World Cup participation in 2014. Back then, they gave the Portuguese a hot fight, which they ultimately lost 2-1. Time and again, the Portuguese failed due to their own inability or Ghana’s stable defence. The victory didn’t do Portugal much good at the time. Both teams were eliminated after the preliminary round

Our betting prediction for Portugal against Ghana

Of course, Portugal is the favourite in the match against Ghana, we don’t need to discuss that. But Ghana will make it difficult for Portugal. And Portugal has proven time and again that they’ve difficulties when their opponents are compact. This is the chance for Otto Addo’s team. However, we think the best bet is to give Portugal a clear advantage in the number of corners. We can expect a lot of attacks from Portugal, a lot of chances and crosses from the wings that will lead to a lot of corners – while Ghana will focus more on counter-attacks and shots from a distance

This bet – Portugal -2.5 corners – is offered with odds around 2.00

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Max lives half in Spain, half in South America and is originally a journalist and author, but in the past 20 years he also got to know the sports betting world from different sides. Among other things, he worked as an odds compiler for German sports at a large British provider and acquired a healthy basic knowledge of statistics. On the side, he had a weekly Bundesliga column in a major Hong Kong newspaper and worked in an advisory capacity for sports betting providers as well as professional bettors. He is an expert on German football and follows with great enthusiasm any other sport where there are rolling and flying balls, interesting statistics and good betting opportunities.