Portugal vs Ghana Odds, Pick & Analysis - FIFA World Cup Lines

Portugal vs Ghana Odds, Pick & Analysis – FIFA World Cup Lines

Written by on November 23, 2022

While it may not be the most popular choice for a World Cup host nation, the tournament is now underway in Qatar. The first few days of action are in the books, and we already have out first major surprise of the tournament, with Saudi Arabia coming from behind to down Argentina, who came in as one of the favorites to win it all. We have also seen a couple of teams flex their muscles, with England and France both winning big, albeit in games where they were heavily favored. We still have several teams waiting to play their opening games, with a pair of groups getting going on Thursday. In Group H, which looks to be a tough one, we have Portugal set to open against Ghana, as well as Uruguay versus South Korea, which we are covering in a separate post. For now, let’s focus on Ronaldo and company starting their tournament versus Ghana. Let’s have a closer look at the upcoming game between Portugal and Ghana , along with their FIFA World Cup Odds.

2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Portugal vs Ghana Group H Matchup

Portugal versus Ghana Match Info

  • When: Thursday, November 24 at 11 AM EST
  • Where: Stadium 974, Qatar
  • TV: FOX

Why bet on Portugal

With the opening game very much on the horizon, the focus in the Portugal camp should be on playing and getting the win. Unfortunately, it is the Cristiano Ronaldo situation that is making all the headlines. The good news, if you can call it that, is that with Manchester United and Ronaldo now agreeing to part ways, the attention can turn to the tournament. This will be the final World Cup for Ronaldo, who will be looking to go out on a high, and you have to say that Portugal looked strong in their final warmup match, beating Nigeria 4-0 in a game where Ronaldo was out through injury. They have, though, been a little up and down over their last 5 outings, going 3-2 in those games. I expect them to step it up once the important stuff begins, so look for Portugal to get out to a fast start.

Why bet on the Ghana

Things were not looking particularly bright for Ghana before they got into their final warmup games for the tournament. They won their final 2 matches ahead of the World Cup, albeit against Switzerland and Nicaragua, neither of whom made it to Qatar. Prior to that, though, they lost 2 and tied one, suffering particularly heavy defeats at the hands of Brazil and Japan, a pair of teams that are participating in the World Cup. Might that perhaps tell us a little more about what we might expect from Ghana in what is one of the toughest groups in the opening round. They have played Portugal once before, with that one too coming in the Group Stage of the World Cup. That last one came in 2014, with Portugal tunning out 2-1 winners.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Given what we have seen to this point, we are in for a very entertaining tournament, but every team knows that it might be a short one if they don’t get the opening game win. The pressure is on both teams, but Portugal is the more experienced of the two and should come away with the win.

Pick: Portugal 2 Ghana 0

 
 

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