Portugal v Ghana Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting
Portugal v Ghana Betting Preview – World Cup 2014
Portugal are in the World Cup still by the skin of their teeth after securing an injury time draw against the USA in their previous match. They looked to be on the out, but just managed to survive. Still, there is an uphill battle for them to survive, because not only do they have to beat Ghana, they have to try and tip the balance of a -5 goal difference problem to get themselves in the picture.
Portugal don’t look to be a particularly good side, a lack of genuine scoring power without Cristiano Ronaldo and they are vulnerable at the back. This will be the first ever meeting between the nations and Portugal’s World Cup record against African sides is one win, one draw and one defeat. Their most recent encounter against an African side was a draw against the Ivory Coast in 2010. The Portuguese aren’t in great World Cup from having produced one win in their last nine matches in the finals (D4 L4).
Troubling for Portugal is that they have failed to score in six of their last nine World Cup matches. Not even Ronaldo has been able to help out that much, scoring just two from 62 shots in his career. Apart from his cross to set up the equaliser against the USA, he was a bit of a non-entity again. Nani’s opener against the the USA was Portugal’s first World Cup goal in 276 minutes of play. Would expect this one to go comfortably under 2.5 goals because neither of these are a big offensive threat. Ronaldo is 8/11 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market.
Asamoah Gyan is top option for Ghana in the anytime scorer market at 2/1 after he equalised Roger Milla’s record for the most World Cup goals by an African player. The Africans opened with a defeat against the USA, but then redeemed themselves as they battled well against Germany for a 2-2 draw. That has left them needing a win to try and force their way through, but it will have to be by a big enough goal margin difference as well. Ghana are without a clean sheet in their last six World Cup matches, and they have failed to win any of their last four World Cup group stage games (W2 D2). This one could have a draw written all over it.
Portugal v Ghana Odds
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Portugal v Ghana Betting Tips
Look under 2.5 goals for this one, neither are going to be that open likely
A draw looks a pretty decent option at a price of 11/4 in the match outright