Portugal vs Ghana Prediction & Betting Odds – 2022 World Cup: Who Will Win?

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TournamentFIFA World Cup 2022
TimetableThursday 24th of November at 19.00 GMT
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The 15th match of the 2022 World Cup will pit European giants Portugal against African nation Ghana, with the game scheduled to take place at Stadium 974 on November 24th. This will be the second match in Group H, with this 7pm local time kick-off following the clash between Uruguay and South Korea earlier in the day.

Obviously, Portugal will start the match as huge favourites. But can Ghana spring a surprise, and who will be their key players if they are to upset the world cup 2022 football odds? Our team analysis will assist you in making your FIFA World Cup Betting predictions. Let’s get started!

💯 Portugal vs Ghana Betting Odds

With a greater understanding of the two competing sides, the next step is to look at the key football betting markets and real-time 2022 football world cup odds for the match between Portugal and Ghana. So, let’s get into it:

🏅 Portugal vs Ghana Match Winner Odds

Whether you are a rookie or seasoned bettor, and we will show you the best Portugal vs Ghana World Cup odds from thetop Irish betting sites to ensure a larger margin should your bet goes on to win.

Portugal to Win1.411.361.521.441.441.441.53
Ghana to Win7.96 8.507.

⚽ Portugal vs Ghana: Both Teams to Score Odds


🥅 Portugal vs Ghana Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds

Over 2.5 Goals2.
Under 2.5 Goals1.701.661.651.701.701.621.67

🏠 Portugal World Cup Preview

We generally consider Portugal to be a powerhouse on the modern-day international football scene, with the nation ranked ninth in the world by FIFA and the seventh best side in Europe.

However, this hasn’t always been the case, with the Portuguese appearing in just two World Cup finals between 1930 and 2002. Since then, however, they’ve qualified for all six tournaments (including Qatar), while even reaching the semi-finals in 2006.

But what kind of form have they been in of late? Well, they were denied automatic qualification to the WC by Serbia’s stunning 2-1 win in Lisbon in November, but the side managed to compose themselves to beat Turkey and North Macedonia to reach the finals through the play-offs.

Their recent Nations League form has been relatively mixed too, with a recent 1-0 defeat in Switzerland in June highlighting some potential vulnerability ahead of the World Cup.

🏆 Portugal World Cup History

As we’ve already touched on, Qatar will represent Portugal’s eight appearance at the World Cup finals, and their sixth consecutive tournament dating back to 2002.

Before this, the Portuguese national side only featured in two of the previous 16 tournaments between 1930 and 2002, making their debut in England way back in 1966. Interestingly, they finished third here after losing to England in the semi-finals, while the brilliant Eusébio finished as the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals.

Portugal also qualified for the Mexican World Cup in 1986, although their adventure ended in the group stage following a single draw and two defeats.

Then came another group stage exit with an almost identical record in 2002, before an impressive fourth-place finish following a semi-final defeat to France four years later. The nation has failed to hit those heights since, of course, with two round of 16 defeats in 2010 and 2018 sandwiching a group stage exit in Brazil 2014.

✔️ Portugal Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

For a while, it looked as though Portugal were going to qualify with relative ease from UEFA Group A. In fact, they only needed a point from their final match at home to nearest rivals Serbia to earn an automatic spot in Qatar, only to succumb to a stunning 90th minute header by Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrović in a 2-1 defeat.

This plunged Portugal into play-off Path C, with the side initially beating Turkey 3-1 in Porto to earn a place in the final. Here, they were expected to face Italy in the same venue, only for the Azzurri to suffer a shock 1-0 defeat to North Macedonia.

However, the Portuguese avoided a similar fate against their plucky opponents, winning 2-0 and earning their place in Qatar thanks to a brace by Bruno Fernandes.

DateMatchFinal ScoreWinner
24th March 2021Portugal vs Azerbaijan1-0Portugal
27th March 2021Serbia vs Portugal2-2Draw
30th March 2021Luxembourg vs Portugal1-3Portugal
1st September 2021Portugal vs Republic of Ireland2-1Portugal
7th September 2021Azerbaijan vs Portugal0-3Portugal
12th October 2021Portugal vs Luxembourg5-0Portugal
11th November 2021Republic of Ireland vs Portugal0-0Draw
14th November 2021Portugal vs Serbia1-2Serbia
24th March 2022Portugal vs Turkey3-1Portugal
29th March 2022Portugal vs North Macedonia2-0Portugal

⭐ Portugal Players to Watch

Most of Portugal’s stellar squad play for clubs in Europe’s top five leagues, including the Premier League and La Liga. But who are the nation’s best players ahead of the Qatar World Cup?

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: While there remains uncertainty about Ronaldo’s immediate future at club level, what’s clear is that the 37-year-old will lead Portugal’s line in Qatar. After all, the talismanic captain has 189 caps to his name, while his tally of 117 international goals earmarks him as the most prolific striker for any country in the world. With a club career that has also yielded 698 goals in 938 games, making him the single most effective forward in modern history. He’ll also be looking to add to his seven goals at World Cup finals.
  • Joao Felix: Considered by some to be the heir apparent to CR7, Atletico Madrid’s 22-year-old forward Joao Felix will also play a critical role in Qatar. Currently, the quick and fleet-of-foot striker has three goals in 22 appearances for his country, while he has scored 30 goals in 112 matches since his staggering €126 million move to Spain in 2019. Overall, he has 57 club goals in 185 games, and the 2022 World Cup could finally see the precocious star begin to realise his full potential.
  • Bernardo Silva: Last, but not least, we come to Manchester City’s technically brilliant midfielder Bernardo Silva. Now 28, the Portuguese is entering his peak years, with his innate creativity and eye for goal having yielded eight goals and countless assists in 70 international caps. He also regularly contributes double figures in goals and assists for Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City side, while his outstanding work-rate identify him as the perfect modern-day footballer.

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✈️ Ghana World Cup Preview

Ghana are one of the lowest ranked sides to have qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, with the team currently ranked 60th by FIFA and considered to be the 11th best African side.

However, they’ve already qualified ahead of much higher-ranked African sides such as Algeria and Mo Salah’s Egypt, while they also eliminated 31st-ranked Nigeria in the third and final round of CAF qualifying (we’ll have more on this a little later in the piece).

Despite edging out Nigeria on the away goals rule over two legs, however, Ghana have endured a torrid 2022 to date, winning just one of their eleven matches since the beginning of the year while losing convincingly to Japan and Qatar along the way.

This run also included a torrid African Cup of Nations, and there’s no doubt that Ghana will arrive in Qatar as one of the most out-of-form and unfancied sides.

🏆 Ghana World Cup History

The 2022 tournament will be just the fourth World Cup finals to feature Ghana, who failed to qualify for any iteration between 1930 and 2006.

The nation subsequently made its debut in Germany 2006, claiming their first WC victory over the Czech Republic in Cologne before beating the USA to reach the round of 16 (where the side was eliminated by Brazil).

It was four years later in 2010 when Ghana really excelled, however, reaching the quarter-finals and drawing South American side Uruguay. With the game poised at 1-1 late in extra-time, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez denied a goal bound effort with his hand to earn Ghana a penalty, while the controversial forward was sent off. However, Asamoah Gyan hit the crossbar with his effort, and the African side was then eliminated during a penalty shootout.

A group stage exit followed in 2014, while the nation failed to qualify at all for Russia 2018 and will be keen to re-join international football’s top table this time around.

✔️ Ghana Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Ghana were ranked seventh ahead of CAF qualifying, which meant that the side received an automatic bye into the second round.

Here, they won four of their six matches, beating South Africa 1-0 at home in their final game to finish level on points with ‘Bafana Bafana’ and qualifying by virtue of scoring one more goal than their rivals.

Then came a third-round, two-leg play-off against Nigeria, where Ghana overcame their ranking and a 0-0 draw at home to prevail thanks to Thomas Partey’s away goal in Abuja.

DateMatchFinal ScoreWinner
2rd September 2021Ghana vs Ethiopia1-0Ghana
6th September 2021South Africa vs Ghana1-0South Africa
9th October 2021Ghana vs Zimbabwe3-1Ghana
12th October 2021Zimbabwe vs Ghana0-1Ghana
11th November 2021Ethiopia vs Ghana1-1Draw
14th November 2021Ghana vs South Africa1-0Ghana
25th March 2022Ghana vs Nigeria0-0Draw
29th March 2022Nigeria vs Ghana1-1Draw

⭐ Ghana Players to Watch

You’re sure to recognise some Ghana players, but some will be more unfamiliar to you. The good news is that we’ve identified Ghana’s three best players and the ones to watch in Qatar.

  • Daniel Amartey: Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey is one of Ghana’s best and most versatile performers, and one who’s capable of playing in either central defence or midfield. Aggressive and touch-tackling, Amartey is 27 years old and approaching his physical peak, while he already has 42 international caps to his name. Wherever he plays in Qatar, he’ll be sure to have a considerable influence on those around him and will be one to watch the tournament gets underway.
  • Jordan Ayew: 30-year-old forward Jordan Ayew is a firm favourite at Selhurst Park, despite only scoring 15 goals in 137 appearances for EPL side Crystal Palace. He also has a relatively low strike rate of 13 goals in 104 international games, but few can deny the impact of Ayew’s constant running, sharp movement and ability to create space for others. Alongside his brother Andre, Ayew will be a crucial source of goals for Ghana in Qatar, while his experience will prove invaluable.
  • Felix Afena-Gyan: Last up is Roma’s 19-year-old protégé Felix Afena-Gyan, who can play anywhere across the front line has already scored two goals for his club side. This precocious forward also made his international debut for Ghana in the crucial first leg play-off clash with Nigeria in March, while he first goal came during the Black Stars’ 3-0 win against Madagascar (which was the first qualifying match for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations). He also provided an excellent assist for Mohammed Kudus’ opening goal.

📰 Latest Ghana World Cup News

🥇 Portugal vs Ghana Prediction - Who Will Win?

This is one of the easiest opening round fixtures to predict, with Portugal significantly better than their opponents and expected to record a comfortable victory in Doha.

In fact, a Ronaldo-inspired Portugal will be keen to kick-start their 2022 campaign with a significant statement victory, ahead of much tougher matches against Uruguay and South Korea.

All things considered, we’re backing the Portuguese to record a dominant win against Ghana, who will do well to restrict their illustrious opponents to one or two goals.

Our Portugal vs Ghana match prediction: Portugal to Win.

🔍 Our Portugal vs Ghana Betting Tips?

Portugal are short-price favourites to beat Ghana, with an average match betting price of just 1.50. However, you may be able to extend these odds through handicap betting, with a handicap of –1.5 or –2.5 goals requiring the Portuguese to simply prevail by two or three goals respectively and improving your potential returns.

By the same token, you could bet at a price of around 2.10 on their being over 2.5 goals being scored in the match. Certainly, we wouldn’t be surprised by Portugal scoring three or four goals in this fixture, particularly if they’re able to break to deadlock early.

Portugal Vs Ghana Betting Tips #1: Backing both sides to score offers less value, however, with Ghana lacking a prolific striker and unlikely to see much of the ball in Doha.

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✒️ Lewis Humphries - Sports Journalist, Tipster and Betting Expert

This Portugal Vs Ghana Prediction was written by Lewis Humphries. Lewis is a business and iGaming copywriter from the UK, who has a passion for sports betting and online casino gaming. He's reviewed some of the world's leading casino platforms, while creating blog posts and landing page content for various sports betting brands.

His content has also featured on a number of different sites, including Life Hack, Investopedia, Yahoo Finance and Business Insider. He also pens regular sports features for sites including 90 Minutes, Think Football Ideas and Sportsblog.

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