Total Goals: Under 2.5
Double Chance: Draw or Gabon wins
**The odds were correct at the time of writing but are subject to change**
Ghana was defensively shaky in their first game of the 2022 AFCON tournament. The Black Stars were also less threatening, a performance that saw them fall to a 1-0 defeat against Morocco. Will they recover from that dismal performance in this second fixture of the competition? Read on to find out more about Gabon vs Ghana AFCON 2022 fixture.
Our Top Free Predictions for Gabon vs Ghana
As things stand, it is hard to conclude that Ghana will put on a show in this fixture against Gabon. Gabon cruised to a 1-0 victory against Comoros. An early goal in the 16th minute saw Gabon hold onto the narrow scoreline till the last whistle. It also proved that the Gabonese, who now top Group C table, could be a force to reckon with in this competition. Here is why we think the match will end as predicted above.
Under 2.5 @ 1/2 (1.50)
We think there will be few goals in this game, so backing Under 2.5 at full-time should fetch some good price with our selected bookie. Gabon has kicked off the AFCON campaign with a win and while Ghana lost with only a goal, this will be a different ball game. Gabon hopes they can secure at least a point in this match. They have previously defeated Ghana 2-0 in the first meeting back in 2008 WCQ. They lost with a similar scoreline in the second leg of the 2008 WCQ. In the third meeting back in 2011, Gabon lost narrowly to Ghana in a friendly match that ended 2-1. This should be a tough game and with Ghana desperate for points too, we don’t see many goals being scored on matchday.
Gabon to win or draw @ 18/25 (1.72)
Our next trip backs a double chance in favour of Gabon. At 89th position on FIFA ranking, Gabon is not far off Ghana at position 52. The fact that Gabon scored in two of the past three meetings shows they can turn up to upset the Black Stars in this important game. Historically, this fixture has been even and given that Gabon will be desperate to hold onto a playoff spot, a draw is a good as getting things done with a game to spare thereafter.
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Gabon vs Ghana AFCON 2022 Match Preview
This fixture puts Ghana under tight pressure. They lose it and forget about the next round of the 2022 AFCON tournament. And if Gabon gets a win here and Morocco defeats Comoros, Ghanaians will have to say Goodbye to the event or at least peg their hopes on third place playoffs. It is a do-or-die situation. We don’t expect a lot of changes in the initial lineups.
For Ghanaians, the biggest headache heading into this match is a lackluster performance that has taken hold of the Black Stars in recent games. On the flip-side, Gabon only need to keep their defence tightly knit if they are to get something out of this game.
Gabon predicted lineup: Amonome, Palun, Manga, Obissa, Obiang, Kanga, Poko, Allevinah, Autchanga, Bouanga and Boupendza.
Ghana predicted lineup: Wollacott, Yiadom, Amartey, Djiku, Rahman, Partey, Baba, Kyereh, Issashaku and Ayew.
Gabon vs Ghana AFCON 2022 FAQs
When is Gabon vs Ghana fixture taking place?
The match will take place on Friday, Jan 14th 2022.
Where is the venue of this game?
Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
What is the K.O time for Gabon vs Ghana?
22:00 GMT +3