Portugal vs Ghana will fuel the Qatar 2022 World Cup fever that is current among all fans of this beautiful game. This will be the second match of Group H and the debut of one of the most beloved players by the fans: Cristiano Ronaldo, who will have his last World Cup dance and will lead the European team in search of great participation. The Africans, for their part, are in good shape and their stars are very excited.
At JefeBet we present our analysis, predictions and other information of the clash between these two great teams that will surely bring a lot of emotions to this first matchday. Remember that we have a special section where you can keep up to date with the best predictions of Qatar 2022.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the Portugal vs Ghana World Cup Qatar 2022 Group Stage Match on November 24, 2022
- Where: 974 Stadium, Doha, Qatar
- When: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 11:00 AM E.T.
- BetMGM Moneyline:Portugal (-250) / Tie (+333) / Ghana (+800)
- Unibet‘s Asian Handicap:Portugal (AH -1, -112) / Ghana (AH +1.25, -110)
- Over/Under (2.5) by BetMGM: Over (+100), Under (+145)
- Both teams score from BetMGM:Yes (+145) / No (-200)
Portugal is currently ninth in the FIFA Ranking. Their qualification to this World Cup was not easy and came thanks to a playoff in the UEFA qualifiers. In that instance, they faced Macedonia, thus achieving their place in the greatest international sporting event. In the most recent European Championship, the Portuguese managed to reach the round of 16, where they lost to Belgium.
For this Portugal vs. Ghana match, Fernando Santos’ team is expected to start with a victory, led by its captain and top player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal’s hopes lie in the possibility of matching or surpassing their best performance, which was third place in England 1966 and Korea/Japan 2002.
Possible lineup (4-3-1-2): Diogo Costa, João Cancelo, Pepe, Rubén Dias, Nuno Mendes, William Carvalho, Danilo Pereira, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Rafael Leão, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The African team comes into this Portugal vs Ghana clash with its head up after finishing top of Group G in the CAF qualifiers. They are currently ranked 61st in the FIFA Ranking and one of their top players is André Ayew, an attacker for Qatar’s Al Sadd, who will be playing in his third FIFA World Cup this time around.
Although they are not one of the favorites in Group H, Ghana is going through a good moment and can be very dangerous. In their last two friendly matches, the team coached by Otto Addo defeated Switzerland (2-0) and Nicaragua (1-0), thus preparing for the top football event in 2022, and their debut in this Portugal vs Ghana match will show the way for the Africans.
Possible lineup (4-4-2): Lawrence Ati Zigi, Tariq Lamptey, Daniel Amartey, Mohammed Salisu, Baba Rahman, Thomas Partey, Salís Abdul Samed, Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudus, André Ayew, Iñaki Williams.
For this first Group H clash between Portugal vs Ghana, we believe that the Europeans will be the ones to win. Both teams are coming from a great moment, but the Iberian team has more stars on its roster.
Although captain and leader Cristiano Ronaldo has been inconsistent this season with Manchester United, players like Bruno Fernandes and Danilo Pereira will surely build the Portuguese side’s rhythm.
Prediction: Portugal win 2-1.