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Portugal and Ghana open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other this coming Thursday. The game is staged at Stadium 974.

This is the opening match of the World Cup group stage for both Portugal and Ghana, with both of them still upbeat. They'll fight hard to come out the other end with a good result before facing the other two teams in the group. Portugal arrive at this match placed as number nine in the FIFA world ranking, while Ghana lack behind as number 61 in the world.

Portugal are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans will, of course, be dreaming of lifting the trophy.

Ghana qualified on the slimmest of margins as they only went through their decisive play-offs on the away-goal rule. They drew both games against Nigeria. They had a disastrous African Cup of Nations in January and will be out to prove a point.

Portugal vs Ghana Prediction

Portugal Form

Portugal added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Czech Republic by 0-4. Their next match left them empty-handed in 0-1 defeat against Spain, followed up by a 4-0 win against Nigeria. Portugal were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings.

Portugal scored 21 goals, conceded six, and pulled off five clean sheets in their past ten matches.

Ghana Form

Ghana won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 3-0 against Brazil, before beating Nicaragua 0-1. Another win followed, this time by 0-2 against Switzerland. Ghana were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered three defeats as well.

Ahead of their upcoming World Cup match, Ghana have an ample average of 1.9 goals goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a tolerable 19 goals, while also conceding 15 times. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring five times.

Tournament Overview

Surely, three points lie waiting for Portugal, when they start off their World Cup campaign at Stadium 974. We expect to launch an assault of their first opponents in the group and not waste any time booking three points. Ghana could be on a hiding to nothing, when setting off their World Cup campaign as hefty outsider at Stadium 974. It has the look of trying to minimize defeat at Stadium 974 on 24th November in round 1 of World Cup.

Portugal vs Ghana Stats

  • Portugal have not lost 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Portugal have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Ghana have won 5 of the last 7 matches without conceding a goal
  • Ghana have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Ghana have won 6 of the last 8 matches
  • In 6 of the last 7 Ghana matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Ghana have won 5 of the last 7 matches and the sum of goals was under 3.5

Portugal vs Ghana Lineups

Portugal vs Ghana Betting Tips

It is the beginning of a new World Cup campaign, and both Portugal and Ghana will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Portugal won six times, drew one and lost three times. Ghana claimed six wins, drew one time and lost three in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Portugal, who scored an average of 2.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of the previous ten matches which Ghana played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches.

Over 2.5 goals came up one time in the previous one encounter between Portugal and Ghana, as Portugal scored two goals on average per game and Ghana averaging one goal. Both teams scored in one time of these matches.

Portugal were able to win five of their matches last 10 matches without conceding a goal.