Egypt vs Ghana prediction, odds & betting tips 18/01/2024

Egypt
18/01/24 - 20:00

Finished

2

-

2

Ghana

Egypt - Ghana

Africa Cup of Nations - Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny

2nd Round

Egypt and Ghana meet at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in AFCON Group B on Thursday, January 18th. Two of the tournament’s biggest hitters clash in Abidjan when Egypt take on Ghana this week. Read our AFCON predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Egypt vs Ghana – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score (6/5)

  • Egypt have scored at least once in each of their last 16 assignments in all competitions.
  • Ghana notched in five of their six AFCON qualification matches.

Egypt – who we’ve backed to finish top of the pile in Group B – are one of the favourites to win AFCON outright, though their meeting Ghana should provide them with a tough test. The Egyptians’ defence was breached twice by Mozambique on matchday one in a 2-2 draw and our primary Egypt vs Ghana prediction tips both teams to register again on Thursday.

Latest odds

Head to Head

12/11/17

Africa - World Cup Qualifying Africa

Ghana

Ghana

Egypt

Egypt

1

1

25/01/17

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Egypt

Egypt

Ghana

Ghana

1

0

13/11/16

Africa - World Cup Qualifying Africa

Egypt

Egypt

Ghana

Ghana

2

0

Last Five - Egypt

28/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Congo DR

Congo DR

Egypt

Egypt

1 (8)

1 (7)

L

22/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

Egypt

Egypt

2

2

D

18/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Ghana

Ghana

Egypt

Egypt

2

2

D

14/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Mozambique

Mozambique

Egypt

Egypt

2

2

D

07/01/24

International Match International

tz

Tanzania

Egypt

Egypt

0

2

W

Last Five - Ghana

22/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Mozambique

Mozambique

Ghana

Ghana

2

2

D

18/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Egypt

Egypt

Ghana

Ghana

2

2

D

14/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

Ghana

Ghana

2

1

L

08/01/24

International Match International

Namibia

Namibia

Ghana

Ghana

0

0

D

21/11/23

Africa - World Cup Qualifying Africa

Comoros

Comoros

Ghana

Ghana

1

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%
  • DRAW: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • AWAY: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%

Egypt have been listed as the expected winners this week and their implied probability of success is sitting at 50% with the bookmakers. Over 2.5 goals meanwhile, looks like an option with some merit at 8/5 (2.60). That outcome has an implied probability of 38.5%. View more of our Egypt vs Ghana predictions below.

Egypt vs Ghana prediction – Other tips

Egypt 2-1 Ghana: Correct score (8/1)

  • Egypt scored two goals in each of their last three fixtures.
  • Ghana lost their Group B opener against Cape Verde 2-1.

Mohamed Salah to Score Anytime (TBC)

  • Mohamed Salah found the net from the spot in Egypt’s Group B opener against Mozambique.
  • Salah has scored 57 goals in 97 previous appearances for Egypt overall

Egypt vs Ghana prediction

Egypt vs Ghana Team News

Egypt

Egypt needed a 97th-minute equalizer to rescue a point from their first AFCON fixture against Mozambique on Sunday, so the pressure is on to pick up a win on matchday two on Thursday. Egypt should stick to their favoured 4-3-3 formation against Ghana.

Predicted Lineup for Egypt: El Shenaway – Hany, Hegazy, Abdelmonem, Hamby – Elneny, Fathy, Zizo – Salah, Trezeguet, Mohamed

Ghana

Ghana were beaten 2-1 by Cape Verde in their first runout in Group B and another defeat against Egypt would eliminate them from AFCON. The Ghanaians were deployed in a 4-2-3-1 formation by boss Chris Hughton on matchday one and they could use the same blueprint this week.

Predicted Lineup for Ghana: Ofori – Odoi, Dijku, Salisu, Mensah – Ashimeru, Baba, Paintsil, Konigsdorffer, Ayew – Semenyo

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Egypt

Egypt
4-2-3-1
16
Mohamed El Shenawy
eg
4
Omar Kamal
eg
6
Ahmed Hegazy
eg
24
Abdelmonem Mohamed
eg
12
Mohamed Hamdy
eg
5
Hamdi Fathi
eg
17
Mohamed Elneny
eg
10
Mohamed Salah
eg
22
Omar Marmoush
eg
8
Eman Ashour
eg
19
Mostafa Mohamed
eg
Substitutes
20
Mahmoud Hamada
eg
3
Mohamed Hany Eldemerdash
eg
13
Ahmed Abou El Fotouh
eg
18
Mostafa Fathi
eg
14
Marwan Attia
eg
26
Mohamed Sobhi
eg
7
Mahmoud Trezeguet
eg
9
Ahmed Hassan
eg
11
Kahraba
eg
25
Zizo
eg
2
Ali Gabr
eg
23
Gabaski
eg

Ghana

Ghana
4-3-3
1
Richard Ofori
gh
3
Denis Odoi
gh
23
Alexander Djiku
gh
6
Mohammed Salisu
gh
14
Gideon Mensah
gh
8
Majeed Ashimeru
gh
20
Mohammed Kudus
gh
21
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
25
Antoine Semenyo
gh
19
Inaki Williams
gh
9
Jordan Ayew
gh
Substitutes
27
Jonathan Sowah
gh
2
Alidu Seidu
gh
24
Ernest Nuamah
gh
26
Baba Iddrisu
gh
11
Osman Bukari
gh
13
Joseph Paintsil
gh
12
Joe Wollacott
gh
4
Nicholas Opoku
gh
15
Elisha Owusu
gh
16
Lawrence Ati Zigi
gh
10
Andre Ayew
gh
18
Daniel Amartey
gh

Check out our football betting tips page to find more top picks and predictions.

Player to Watch – Mostafa Mohamed

Egyptian striker Mostafa Mohamed had three shots on goal, one of which converted, against Mozambique on matchday one and the 26-year-old will be determined to make a similar impact against Ghana on Thursday. Mohamed plays his football with Nantes in Ligue 1 and he has scored six times in the French top tier this term.


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