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 24. 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.
Most of the talk surrounding Portugal ahead of the tournament has been about Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview and whether, with two other Manchester United players in the squad, it would create a divide in the camp. They’ll be keen to prove that hasn’t been the case by getting off to a winning start against Ghana, but having just beaten Switzerland 2-0, the Black Stars will fancy their chances of getting something from the game
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.
The popularity of football in African countries is absolutely exploding. Ghana’s Black Stars were the top-ranked team during the World Cup 2022 group stage qualifiers where they managed to qualify without winning a single game.
And they squeezed by Nigeria by drawing their two matches and scoring an away goal. Ghana is the clear underdog in this confrontation. Its first objective will be to avoid an early goal while hoping that one of their counters will result in a score.
It could well be a tighter game than many are expecting, and don’t be surprised if Ghana doesn’t come out of it empty-handed, but Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo want to make a statement and get the win against the “Black Stars”.
Portugal vs Ghana Game Information
- Date: 11/24/2022
- Time: 11:00 AM ET
- Location: Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar
- How to Watch Portugal vs Ghana: nbc
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Portugal vs Ghana Betting Lines
Portugal is –275 according to our Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $36.36.On the other side, Ghana is +900 according to the Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $900.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Portugal at a 73.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Ghana has 10% probability of finishing the game
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