Ghana go up against Uruguay this coming Friday in a game that will take place at Al Janoub Stadium. This is their third and final outing in the group stages of the World Cup.
Ghana have three points as number two after the first two rounds of group games, with Uruguay ranked as number four with one point. Ghana head to their upcoming match as number 61 in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to upcoming opponents Uruguay. They enter the game ranked number 14 in the world.
While considered outsiders for a group win, Ghana are looking to cause a slight surprise and push their way into second place.
A first place in the group is a bridge too far, but Uruguay still stand a chance of reaching at least one more round. They need a win, though.
Ghana vs Uruguay Prediction
Ghana added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Switzerland by 0-2. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 3-2 defeat against Portugal, followed up by a 2-3 win against South Korea. Ghana were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing zero of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings.
Ghana are confident they will be scoring goals in their next assignment in the World Cup, as they show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches. The hosts scored 2.2 goals on average per match, or 22 goals in total, while allowing 15 goals against, for an average of 1.5 per outing. They managed five clean sheets along the way.
In their last three matches, Uruguay beat Canada 2-0, drew 0-0 with South Korea and lost 2-0 against Portugal. Uruguay were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Uruguay head into their next match on Friday having performed a tolerable average of 1.7 goals in ten matches. They scored a total of 17 , whilst shipping four goals against. An average of 0.4 goals against a game. They hung on to a clean sheet seven times in this streak.
Having so far lost and won a match in the World Cup tournament this season, Ghana still have high hopes of getting through to the next stage. A second defeat could prove costly, though, and they need to tread carefully. It has been a tough opening to the World Cup for Uruguay, who's only managed to claim one point at this stage. At least this makes their objective apparent before the final group match. They need three points to qualify.
Ghana vs Uruguay Stats
- Ghana have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Ghana matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Uruguay have not lost 9 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Uruguay have not conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
Ghana vs Uruguay Lineups
Ghana vs Uruguay Betting Tips
Andre Ayew look like value in the goal scoring market with three strikes to his name in six World Cup matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Edinson Cavani adds to his three World Cup goals come this coming Friday.
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Ghana won seven times, drew zero and lost three times. Uruguay claimed six wins, drew two times and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Ghana’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.2 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Uruguay's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.7 goals in these matches.
Ghana scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Uruguay scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Uruguay have kept their opponents from scoring seven times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Ghana have been able to keep a clean sheet in five of their last 10 games.