Ghana vs Uruguay prediction, betting tips & odds
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Ghana vs Uruguay prediction, betting tips & odds

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Kick-off: 1500, 02/12/2022

Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

TV: BBC1

Uruguay have been very underwhelming so far at Qatar 2022 but still have another chance to qualify for the last 16 by beating Ghana.

La Celeste showed they are capable of great escapes when winning their final four qualifiers and can again come good just in time.

We’re happy to take 11/10 for the South Americans to win and over 1.5 goals in the game for our first Ghana vs Uruguay prediction.

Ghana Odds

Ghana have been involved in a couple of five-goal thrillers so far, going down 3-2 to Portugal and then beating South Korea by the same scoreline.

On Monday, the Black Stars led 2-0 at half-time through Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu and Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus.

Cho Gue-sung scored twice in three second-half minutes to haul South Korea level before Kudus struck again with the decider on 68 minutes.

Manager Otto Addo said of the 22-year-old match-winner: “He is a good character and a very good player.

“He is on the right track to be a great, great player, and I only have high praise for him.”

Addo added: “A big congratulations to the team to be mentally that strong and to come back and score the third goal.

“At the end, it was passionate defending. We were a bit lucky because South Korea put us under a lot of pressure, but our passionate fight got rewarded.”

Ghana have recruited well to beef up a team that looked in decline, with Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams two more key figures.

However, their defence has looked dodgy during both matches and it must be noted that South Korea had 63 per cent of possession and 22 attempts on goal.

Such stats are not sustainable against better-quality opposition and Ghana vs Uruguay odds.

Uruguay Odds

Admittedly, Uruguay need to improve on their previous efforts in Group H if they are to avoid an early exit for the first time in their last seven finals appearances.

Drawing 0-0 with South Korea in a cagey opener is forgiveable, though, and there was no disgrace in going down 2-0 to a high-class Portugal side.

In that second game, Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur was denied by Diogo Costa after dribbling through and substitute Maxi Gomez hit the post on 74 minutes when the score was 1-0.

Portugal’s second came from the penalty spot after an unlucky handball incident and we don’t think it is right to give up on La Celeste just yet.

Diego Alonso admitted Portugal were the better team but said: “We improved in the second half. Sometimes, things don’t work out. We had 11 chances, according to the statistics.”

Looking ahead to this clash, he declared: “We will be going all out for victory. It is a crucial game.”

Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are both now 35 and have seen better days, but their experience will come in handy here, along with that of veteran defender Diego Godin.

Darwin Nunez can do much better judged on his early form for Liverpool, while midfielder Federico Valverde regularly delivers in big games for Real Madrid.

At the odds on offer, we feel 4/1 for Valverde to score in a victory for La Celeste is worth adding to our Ghana vs Uruguay betting tips.

Additional stats

Player statistic

    20' Yellow card Darwin Núñez
André Ayew Missed penalty 21'    
    26' Goal Giorgian de Arrascaeta
    32' Goal Giorgian de Arrascaeta
(Assist: Luis Suárez)
    60' Yellow card Luis Suárez
Kamaldeen Sulemana Yellow card 86'    
    87' Yellow card Sebastián Coates
Alidu Seidu Yellow card 90+9'    
    90+10' Yellow card José María Giménez
    90+10' Yellow card Edinson Cavani

Match statistic

50
Possession
50
9
Total shots
12
4
Shots on target
6
3
Shots off target
5
2
Blocked shots
1
5
Corners
2
2
Offsides
2
18
Fouls
11

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