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Portugal and Ghana play their first match of the 2022 World Cup on Thursday 24th November and will meet at the impressive temporary venue of Stadium 974 which was opened a year before this fixture and which has a capacity of 40,000.
Portugal are priced at around 15/1 to go all the way in this year’s tournament which is roughly the same odds as offered on Germany & Netherlands.
However, their record at the World Cup isn’t great and other than their third-placed finish in 1966 and finishing fourth in 2006, they have failed to progress past the Round of 16 twice and were knocked out at the group stage in all other years. They have held up a lot better in the Euro’s over the years but whether or not they have the quality throughout the squad to beat the best in the world is another question.
This will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last World Cup with the countries top scorer being 37 years of age at this year’s tournament. He’ll be eager to impress following a somewhat disappointing season domestically with Manchester United and will look to add to his impressive tally of 109 goals for his country before he hangs up his boots.
Ronaldo and his teammates will have to put the media attention that the all time Portuguese top scorer has attracted over recent weeks if they are to focus on the game at hand. Following his recent interview with Piers Morgan in which Ronaldo voiced his unfavourable opinion of the club and certain staff, the two have parted ways under mutual agreement.
Ghana are unlikely progressors in this tournament and will do well to get out of their group which features Uruguay and South Korea along with their first opponents. They don’t have a huge number of notable players but some you may have heard of include centre-back Daniel Amartey of Leicester City and Jordan Ayew of Crystal Palace.
This is just the fourth World Cup finals that Ghana have qualified for and did so by finishing top of their group ahead of South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe before narrowly progressing past Nigeria in the knockout round.
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Date of Tips: 23/11/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (11:06 23/11/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
These two sides have only met once before and that was at the 2014 World Cup when Portugal emerged as 2-1 winners thanks to a late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ghana aren’t the most prolific of goalscorers and so I can’t see them posing too much of a threat in front of Portugal’s goal. It’s no surprise to see Portugal as heavy favourites, currently priced at 2/5 with most bookies.
Unless you’re putting Portugal in an ACCA, I think it would be best to look at other markets which are perhaps more appealing. Portugal to win & Under 2.5 Goals is priced at 11/5 which I think is reasonable. I’d also consider Portugal to win both halves at odds of 12/5, also with Bet365 or if you’d prefer, Paddy Power.
1-0 or 2-0 Portugal seems like the most logical bet in the correct score market and my choice of the two would be the latter.
I can’t see Ghana scoring many goals at this year’s World Cup and I think they may have to waiting until their second match against South Korea on the 28th November to score their first.
BTTS – No is my selection.
When you think of the attacking options in the Portuguese national side, Cristiano Ronaldo is the name that will pop in your head first. He’s Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer, finding the net an impressive 117 times in 191 appearances and so he’s the obvious choice to score first in their opening fixture of the 2022 World Cup. However, he’s had a troubled season at Manchester United and although I think he’ll put that aside when representing his country in this tournament, there are other options that you can look at who will be priced more attractively.
Fellow United teammate Bruno Fernandes is one who is priced at 7/1 compared to Ronaldo’s 18/5 and would be my pick from the bunch.
Portugal will be looking to get their 2022 World Cup campaign off to a strong start and I expect them to go out and try to win this game from the whistle. Portugal / Portugal would be my bet.
I’m not expecting many cards from either side in this match and so Under3.5 cards is my selection.
The lineups for Portugal vs Ghana will be published closer to kick-off.
Portugal expected starting lineup:
Costa; Cancelo, Pereira, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Fernandes; B. Silva, Joao Felix, Otavio, Ronaldo
Ghana expected starting lineup:
Ati Zigi; Salisu, Amartey, Djiku, Baba, Seidu; Partey, Abdul Samed, Kudus, A. Ayew; Williams
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolves), Rui Patricio (Roma).
Defenders: Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund).
Midfielders: Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Ruben Neves (Wolves), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Mario (Benfica), Matheus Nunes (Wolves), Otavio Monteiro (Porto), Vitinha (PSG), William Carvalho (Real Betis).
Forwards: Andre Silva (RB Leipzig), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Rafael Leao (AC Milan), Ricardo Horta (Braga).
Goalkeepers: Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Danlad Ibrahim (Asante Kotoko) Lawrence Ati Zigi (St Gallen).
Defenders: Denis Odoi (Fulham), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton), Alidu Seidu (Clermont), Daniel Amartey (Leicester), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Mohammed Salisu (Southampton) Abdul-Rahman Baba (Reading) Gideon Mensah (Auxerre).
Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Al-Sadd) Thomas Partey (Arsenal) Elisha Owusu (Gent), Salis Abdul Samed (Lens), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax), Daniel Kofi Kyereh (Freiburg).
Forwards: Daniel Barnieh Afriyie (Hearts of Oak), Kamal Sowah (Club Brugge), Issahaku Abdul Fatawu (Sporting Lisbon), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes).