Portugal vs Ghana Prediction, Odds & Free Betting Tips 24/11/2022

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

Portugal vs Ghana World Cup 2022 Prediction

Portugal look to start the World Cup group stages with a bang when they take on Ghana in the first match. This group H encounter will take place on November 24th. Both teams have had a mediocre run in recent World Cup editions. This will be the first meeting between Portugal and Ghana since 2014 when the two teams played at the World Cup. Portugal ran out 2-1 winners back then.

Portugal to Win-to-Nil

Portugal are the big favourites to win their opening group game against Ghana for good reason. The Portuguese squad contains a nice balance of quality, experience and youth which should pay dividends in Qatar. On paper, Portugal have a far better squad than Ghana and should beat their African opponents with relative ease. Portugal claimed a 2-1 win in their only-ever game against Ghana back in 2014 and head into this match on the back of an impressive 4-0 win over Nigeria and have kept clean sheets in four of their last six matches.

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Bruno Fernandes to Score

Bruno Fernandes scored twice in a 4-0 win over Nigeria on the 17th of November and looks like he could go on and have a really impressive World Cup. The Man Utd star has netted 5-goals in his last eight matches for his country and enjoys arriving late into the box to finish off intricate moves. Most defenders will be watching out for Ronaldo during the game and this allows Fernandes the freedom to pick up pockets off space in dangerous areas, something Ghana will have to be wary about.

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All the Key Stats and Odds for Betting on Portugal vs Ghana

These are some of the best stats for the match along with the right tools to make you choose the best odds.

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3 - 2
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4 - 0
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3 - 2
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23/09/22
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With Portugal being the clear favourites in this game, it's no surprise to see that the odds on them winning are pretty low. In any case, let's take a closer look at the average odds for this match:

  • Portugal odds: 2/5 (1.40)
  • Draw odds: 4/1 (5.00)
  • Ghana odds: 43/5 (9.60)

Obviously, the bookies expect Portugal to win this game and the average odds represent a 71.4% win probability for Portugal. Meanwhile, a draw comes with a probability of 20%, while Ghana's probability to win the game based on the average odds is only 10.4%.

When it comes to goals, the bookies aren't really sure what to expect. In fact, the average odds on over and under 2.5 total goals are pretty similar – even (2.00) odds on over 2.5 total goals (50% probability) and 13/14 (1.93) odds on under 2.5 total goals (51.9%).

Meanwhile, if you want to check some very high odds, you should consider betting on correct score. The lowest average odds for this market, according to bookies, are for 1-0, 2-0, and 3-0 to Portugal.

Previous Meetings

It's been a while since these two teams met each other last time, which was back in 2014 at the World Cup in Brazil. The match was played in group stages and Portugal ended up winning that game thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's goal. However, both teams failed to get out of the group in the end, with USA and Germany ahead of them. Not many players were a part of that game, but Ronaldo will obviously hope to replicate the outcome now, eight years later.

Portugal vs Ghana: Match Preview and Expectations

Portugal

Portugal had to come through the play-offs and this has resulted in a lengthy journey for the European champions. The main focus on Portugal will undoubtedly be on Christian Ronaldo. Even if the domestic form of the Manchester United superstar has been mixed, he has frequently delivered the goods for the national team cannot be argued. The numbers are impressive for the 37-year-old, 191-caps, 117-goals, and with this likely to be his last World Cup, we expect the Portuguese star to go out with a bang.

Portugal Predicted Lineup:

Costa – Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro – Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes – B. Silva, Ronaldo, Leao

Ghana

Ghana play a very competitive brand of football that does not place an emphasis on an individual player. Unlike in the past few years, Ghana do not have a star-studded squad. The national team were able to advance from the African qualification group by slender margins. The team may not have a lot of expectations coming into the World Cup after having failed to reach the 2018 edition while also failing to get past the group stage in 2014 but the likes of the Ayew brothers, Partey, Amartey and Rahman will be looking to help guide this young side to a respectable finish.

Ghana Predicted Lineup:

Ati Zigi – Lamptey, Amartey, Djiku, Baba – Partey, Abdul Samed – Sulemana, Kudus, J. Ayew – Williams

Key Questions on Portugal vs Ghana game

Portugal vs Ghana Prediction

Where can I watch the game? – ITV, ITV Hub.

Where is this game being played? –  Stadium 974 (ad-Dōha (Doha).

What time is the kick-off? – 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET.