Ghana vs Cape Verde prediction, odds & betting tips 14/01/2024

Ghana
14/01/24 - 20:00

Finished

1

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2

Cape Verde Islands

Ghana - Cape Verde Islands

Africa Cup of Nations - Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny

1st Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

It's time for our AFCON predictions ahead of Ghana vs Cape Verde this weekend. Ghana aren't one of the favourites to win AFCON 2023 but they certainly have the squad to go far in this competition and are expected to get off to a winning start against Cape Verde.

Ghana vs Cape Verde prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Ghana to Win

  • Ghana have won each of their last four games against Cape Verde.
  • Cape Verde have lost four of their last six matches in all competitions.

Another reason why we're backing Ghana to win this game is that the Black Stars have won this competition four times before and finished as runners-up in 2015.

Latest odds

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

Last Five - Cape Verde Islands

03/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

0 (2)

0 (1)

L

29/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Mauritania

Mauritania

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

0

1

W

22/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Egypt

Egypt

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

2

2

D

19/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Mozambique

Mozambique

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

0

3

W

14/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Ghana

Ghana

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands

1

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%
  • DRAW: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%
  • AWAY: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%

Ghana are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 52.4%, but we are expecting a close game between these two countries. For more football betting tips on this match, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Mohammed Kudus is the bookmaker's pick to score in this game at 12/5 (3.40) which has a probability of 29.4%, while teammates Inaki Williams and Antoine Semenyo are priced at 11/4 (3.75) with a probability of 26.7%.

Ghana vs Cape Verde prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-0

  • Ghana have kept clean sheets in each of their last four wins against Cape Verde.
  • Cape Verde have failed to score in two of their last three matches.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Three of the last four encounters between these two countries have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Four of Ghana's last five matches have witnessed fewer than three goals.

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Ghana vs Cape Verde team news

Ghana

Ghana played out a goalless draw with Namibia in their warm-up game before the start of AFCON 2023. Whilst not one of the big favourites to win this competition, Ghana's squad includes the likes of Daniel Amartey, André Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, Jordan Ayew and Iñaki Williams, so there is plenty of talent and experience for manager Chris Hughton to call upon.

Baba Rahman, Kasim Adams, Tariq Lamptey, Joseph Aidoo, Thomas Partey, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Abdul Fatawu have not made the cut for AFCON 2023.

Predicted Lineup: Ofori (GK), Odoi, Amartey, Mensah, Opoku, Baba, Abdul Samed, Kudus, J. Ayew, Williams & Semenyo

Cape Verde

Cape Verde slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Tunisia on Wednesday in their final preparations for AFCON 2023. Not much is expected of Cape Verde in a group that includes Egypt and Ghana but Bubista will feel that second place is to play for as the Black Stars failed to get out of their group in 2021.

Ponck, Steve Furtado, Steven Fortès, Hélder Tavares, Júlio Tavares and Djaniny are a few of the players that failed to earn a call-up for the latest Cape Verde squad.

Predicted Lineup: Vózinha (GK), Pico, Costa, Andrade, Monteiro, Stopira, Paulo, Mendes, Bebé, Rodrigues & Semedo

Ghana

Ghana
4-2-3-1
1
Richard Ofori
gh
3
Denis Odoi
gh
23
Alexander Djiku
gh
6
Mohammed Salisu
gh
14
Gideon Mensah
gh
8
Majeed Ashimeru
gh
26
Baba Iddrisu
gh
13
Joseph Paintsil
gh
7
Ransford Konigsdorffer
gh
9
Jordan Ayew
gh
25
Antoine Semenyo
gh
Substitutes
10
Andre Ayew
gh
15
Elisha Owusu
gh
12
Joe Wollacott
gh
24
Ernest Nuamah
gh
11
Osman Bukari
gh
4
Nicholas Opoku
gh
2
Alidu Seidu
gh
27
Jonathan Sowah
gh
16
Lawrence Ati Zigi
gh
18
Daniel Amartey
gh
19
Inaki Williams
gh
21
Salis Abdul Samed
gh

Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde Islands
4-3-3
1
Vozinha
cv
23
Steven Moreira
cv
5
Logan Costa
cv
4
Pico
cv
8
Joao Paulo Moreira Fernandes
cv
14
Deroy Duarte
cv
26
Kevin Pina
cv
10
Jamiro Monteiro
cv
20
Ryan Isaac Mendes da Graca
cv
21
Bebe
cv
7
Jovane Cabral
cv
Substitutes
9
Gilson Tavares
cv
11
Garry Rodrigues
cv
24
Dylan Silva
cv
19
Bryan Teixeira
cv
16
Dylan Tavares
cv
3
Edilson Alberto Monteiro Sanches Borges
cv
6
Patrick
cv
15
Laros Duarte
cv
13
Cuca Fernandes
cv
17
Willy Semedo
cv
18
Kenny Rocha
cv
12
Marcio Rosa
cv

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Mohammed Kudus

With nine goals in thirty caps for the Black Stars, Mohammed Kudus could prove to be the driving force behind Ghana's push for the 2023 AFCON title.

Kudus has settled well to life in the Eastend with West Ham and heads into AFCON 2023 in good form with five goals in his last eight games for club and country.

We're backing the 23-year-old to be the star player for Ghana in the Ivory Coast and wouldn't be surprised to see the West Ham man score on Sunday as he top-scored for Ghana in the qualifiers with three goals.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.