FIFA World Cup Picks Best Group H Games to Bet On 2022

FIFA World Cup Picks: Best Group H Games to Bet On 2022

Written by on October 25, 2022

No doubt, soccer handicappers feel that Group H is one of the toughest at this year’s World Cup. Portugal is the group chalk. Uruguay is second choice to win the group. Of the two favorites, Uruguay has won a couple of World Cup titles. Portugal has not. Will that give the Uruguayans an edge over the Portuguese in their head-to-head battle? Check out the top three Group H games that should be on your FIFA World Cup Betting radar. 

2022 FIFA World Cup Group H Calendar: Rating Best Games to Bet On

2022 Qatar World Cup

  • When: Nov. 20 – Dec. 18

Group H

  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • South Korea 

Uruguay vs South Korea

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 24 at 8:00 am ET 
  • TV/Streaming: FS1 

Why should you bet this match?

On Group G’s first matchday, Uruguay takes on South Korea and Portugal battles Ghana. It’s important for both Group G favorites to get the jump on the other with a huge multi-goal victory.

In Uruguay’s case, beating South Korea shouldn’t be an issue. South Korea has some talent. Captain Son Heung-min plays for the Tottenham Hotspur. No doubt, Son is a top Premier forward.

But although Son will ensure South Korea has moments in this match, the Koreans don’t stand much of a shot versus a deep Uruguayan squad.

Uruguay is loaded at every level. Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is quickly becoming one of the best in the world. Darwin Nunez, who signed a contract to play for Liverpool during the last transfer window, is a top forward. 

Nunez isn’t alone. Uruguayan legends Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez will make the trip to Qatar. So will Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.

At +5000 odds, Uruguay is a first tier underdog to win the World Cup. The Uruguayans should be easy winners versus South Korea in Uruguay’s first match. So consider laying the goals if you decide to bet on this one.    

Uruguay vs South Korea Pick: Uruguay 

Portugal vs Ghana 

  • When: Thursday, Nov. 24 at 11:00 am ET 
  • TV/Streaming: FOX

Why should you bet this match?

Like Uruguay, Portugal wants to get a big head start in the group. For Portugal, that means beating Ghana by more than a goal. 

At first glance, Ghana’s roster doesn’t compare to Portugal’s. Led by the great Christiano Ronaldo, Portugal boasts a star player at ever level.

Ronaldo, Portugal’s best forward, also doubles as their captain. Diogo Jota, a Liverpool forward, and Jao Felix, a forward for Atletico, are as good as it gets.

The midfield is fantastic. Bernardo Silva, who plays for Manchester City, and Bruno Fernandes, who steps onto the pitch for Man United are a couple of the best midfield players in the world. 

Portugal should dominate a Ghana side that got lucky to qualify for the World Cup. By the time this kicks off, Portugal will know by how many goals Uruguay won. Take that into consideration when deciding to bet on the Portuguese to cover the handicap and whether to go over or under the total. 

Portugal vs. Ghana Pick: Portugal  

Portugal vs Uruguay

  • When: Monday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm ET 
  • TV/Streaming: FOX

Why should you bet this match?

No doubt, Portugal versus Uruguay should be one of the most electric matches of any group at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. If both teams play great in earlier group matches, expect Portugal to show up a slight favorite.

But although the chalk, Portugal projects as the loser against Uruguay. First, Uruguay will handle the Qatar heat better than the Portuguese.

Second, Ronaldo’s issues with his club squad, Man United, makes it difficult to see Christiano effectively leading Portugal. Ronaldo’s lack of leadership skills won’t affect Portugal against Ghana or South Korea.

It will against Uruguay. The Uruguayans are the more cohesive squad, which means they win this massive match up.   

Portugal vs Uruguay Pick: Uruguay

 
 

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