Ghana vs Uruguay Prediction

Ghana vs Uruguay
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TournamentWorld Cup 2022
TimetableFriday 02/12 at 15:00 (GMT)
PredictionUruguay to Win
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The final day of the World Cup 2022 group stage kicks off with our Ghana vs Uruguay prediction. Unlike the rest of the World Cup 2022 predictions, you have to consider the path of both teams so far in the World Cup. This match will be played on 02/12/2022 at 15:00 and will be very important for the fate of Group H. Do not miss our analysis with all the information on both teams, including their background and possible line-ups.

🏠 Ghana Team Preview

Despite having a fairly positive World Cup history, Ghana arrive as the worst team at the World Cup in terms of FIFA rankings, because it is placed 60th due to the August listings.

This means the country has dropped 10 places in the rankings since the first draw for the CAF World Cup qualifiers, and meanwhile Ghana has also dropped its position in the ranking of the best country in Africa, moving from 7th to 11th.

2022 is challenging for Ghana who have won only 2 of their 13 matches so far. They failed to win any of their three AFCON 2021 matches, and their victories against Nicaragua and Madagascar are unlikely to strike fear into any of the World Cup participants.

It is worth noting that, however, in order to deserve their participation in the championship, Ghana managed to overcome well-ranked CAF countries, one of which is Nigeria.

🏆 World Cup History

This is only the fourth World Cup final that Ghana has been a part of, the first being in 2006. Ghana defeated the United States and the Czech Republic in two of their group-stage matches in their tournament debut in Germany, and they advanced to the round of 16. Despite being routed 3-0 by Brazil in the next round, they received high praise for their zeal and attacking style of play.

The Black Stars had an even better year in 2010, as Ghana improved to face Uruguay in the quarterfinals. The Black Stars then had a discouraging and winless group-stage exit in Brazil 2014, and they were completely disqualified from the most recent World Cup championships in Russia.

✔️ Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

The Ghana National Team came very close to not qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, although starting the CAF Qualifiers in the second round and against lower-ranked opponents.

They topped Group G (4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss) despite being tied on points and goal difference with South Africa, advancing because of scoring one more goal than the South Africans.

Ghana were also fortunate in the third round of the qualifiers. Their opponents were Nigeria, who won Group C. The first leg in Ghana ended 0-0, while the second leg ended 1-1.

It was thanks to that away goal that Ghana is participating in this World Cup.

Time Game Outcome Winner
September 3rd, 2021 Ghana vs Ethiopia 1-0 Ghana
September 6th, 2021 South Africa vs Ghana 1-0 South Africa
October 9th, 2021 Ghana vs Zimbabwe 3-1 Ghana
October 12th, 2021 Zimbabwe vs Ghana 0-1 Ghana
November 11th, 2021 Ethiopia vs Ghana 1-1 Draw
November 14th, 2021 Ghana vs South Africa 1-0 Ghana
March 25th, 2022 Ghana vs Nigeria 0-0 Draw
June 29th, 2022 Nigeria vs Ghana 1-1 Draw

⭐ Ghana Players to Watch

The average age of Ghana's players is just 24.9 years, one of the lowest at the World Cup. However, the lack of international experience may weigh against a team like Uruguay.

Let's take a look at Ghana's most important players:

  • Thomas Partey (Arsenal)
  • Iñaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao)
  • Tariq Lamptey (Brighton)
  • Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana (Stade Rennais)

Andre Ayew could become the most capped player in Ghana's history. Beyond that, none of the players have much of a background within the African national team.

🏠 Uruguay Team Preview

Even though being very close to not qualifying for this World Cup, Uruguay still occupy a good position in the FIFA rankings: 14th. They are one of the teams in the best form heading into the group stage and are the third-best team in the CONMEBOL.

Interestingly, Uruguay has had a strong run of play leading up to the WC finals, having dropped just one of their nine games played so far in 2022.

This session featured four straight victories towards the conclusion of FIFA World Cup qualifying, which guaranteed the team's spot in Qatar after a challenging end to 2021. Since the beginning of June, Uruguay has also defeated Mexico (3-0), Panama (5-0), and Canada (2-0).

However, Uruguay's one loss came against a quietly excellent Iran team, which raises some concerns about its capacity to compete in Qatar.

🏆 World Cup History

It is interesting to note that Uruguay was the most successful World Cup team overall after the competition's establishment, winning the initial finals in 1930 and coming from behind to defeat Brazil in one of the biggest World Cup upsets ever 20 years later.

In fact, despite not competing in the previous pre-war competitions in 1934 and 1938, Uruguay won the first two finals they played in. They also placed fourth in the 1954 World Cup finals, which were known for having the highest goals-per-game ratio in the tournament's history.

Only two additional fourth-place finishes have occurred since these glories, in 1970 and 2010, sandwiched between several group stage and round of 16 eliminations.

The good news is that Uruguay showed signs of form returning in Russia 2018, as the team advanced to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion France.

✔️ Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

The CONMEBOL Qualifiers are the most difficult in the world. So much so that Uruguay, a team full of quality players, was just a few days away from not getting the ticket for Qatar 2022.

With only four games left to play, the Uruguayans were in seventh place. However, they strung together four wins in a row to reach the third step in the table, behind only Brazil and Argentina.

Time Game Outcome Winner
October 8th, 2020Uruguay vs Chile2-1Uruguay
October 13th, 2020Ecuador vs Uruguay4-2Ecuador
November 13th, 2020Colombia vs Uruguay0-3Uruguay
November 17th, 2020Uruguay vs Brazil0-2Brazil
June 3rd, 2021Uruguay vs Paraguay0-0Draw
June 8th, 2021Venezuela vs Uruguay0-0Draw
September 2nd, 2021Peru vs Uruguay1-1Draw
September 5th, 2021Uruguay vs Bolivia4-2Uruguay
September 9th, 2021Uruguay vs Ecuador1-0Uruguay
October 7th, 2021Uruguay vs Colombia0-0Draw
October 10th, 2021Argentina vs Uruguay3-0Argentina
October 14th, 2021Brazil vs Uruguay4-1Brazil
November 12th, 2021Uruguay vs Argentina0-1Argentina
November 16th, 2021Bolivia vs Uruguay3-0Bolivia
January 27th, 2022Paraguay vs Uruguay0-1Uruguay
February 1st, 2022Uruguay vs Venezuela4-1Uruguay
March 24th, 2022Uruguay vs Peru1-0Uruguay
March 29th, 2022Chile vs Uruguay0-2Uruguay

⭐ Uruguay Players to Watch

It will be the last World Cup for a large number of Uruguay's national football team players. This explains why the team averages 26.9 years. But they also have young talents who are shining in European football.

These are 5 of the most important players for Uruguay:

  • Federico Valverde (Real Madrid)
  • Darwin Núñez (Liverpool)
  • Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo)
  • Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham)
  • Ronald Araújo (Barcelona)

Can you have an old striker and still have one of the most lethal forwards at the World Cup? Uruguay prove it is possible, as they will have a pair of old foxes in Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani.

🤔 Ghana vs Uruguay Markets

Do not miss these Ghana vs Uruguay predictions. With them you can learn what the most likely outcomes of this match are, which will help you get great results with your bets.

📍 Who Will Win Ghana vs Uruguay?

In 2010, Uruguay and Ghana starred in one of the most talked about World Cup quarter-finals of the new millennium. However, both teams have changed a lot in the last 12 years.

Currently, we do not see how Ghana could beat Uruguay. So, our prediction is that the Uruguayans will win the match. This is in line with what the sportsbooks think, as it is reflected in their odds:

Outcome:1X2
LeoVegas-Logo
4.803.701.70
Betfred-Logo
5.003.751.73
Parimatch
4.803.601.65

These odds may be subject to change.

📍 Double Chance

Not clear on the most likely outcome of this match? If you are worried about getting it wrong, you should go for the double chance market. This way, you will cover most of the possible outcomes.

That said, you should consider that the odds available for this market are quite small. Below, we leave you with the best options available in the UK for this type of bet:

Double Chance: Ghana or Uruguay Ghana or Draw Uruguay or Draw
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1.252.501.17
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1.252.101.17
Parimatch
1.202.101.18

These odds may be subject to change.

📍 Both Score

Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting markets is the one where you have to predict whether both teams will be able to score a goal during the 90 minutes. In this match, we doubt that this will be the case.

Uruguay's defence is one of the most solid in 2022. In the 9 matches they played before the World Cup, they only conceded 2 goals. These are the best odds available in the UK for this market:

Both Score: Yes No
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1.921.73
Betfred-Logo
1.911.80
Parimatch
1.831.90

These odds may be subject to change.

📍Over/Under

As you may know, the over/under bets are wagers suggesting that the total points of a game will be more or fewer than the bookmaker’s predicted result. They are relatively easy to guess if you are aware of the teams.

Value
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Over 0.5 goals1.031.05N/A
Under 0.5 goals10.009.00N/A
Over 1.5 goals1.291.331.30
Under 1.5 goals3.303.253.50
Over 2.5 goals2.001.912.00
Under 2.5 goals1.701.801.80
Over 3.5 goals3.703.503.60
Under 3.5 goals1.251.291.29
Over 4.5 goals7.506.508.00
Under 4.5 goals1.061.101.06

These odds may be subject to change.

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🆚 Ghana vs Uruguay History

Of course, there is a precedent for this Ghana vs Uruguay prediction. It was one of the most controversial matches in history. Particularly remembered for Luis Suarez's handball.

This is the record of Ghana 🆚 Uruguay:

Tournament: Result: Date:
World Cup 1-1 02/07/2010

It should be mentioned that if Asamoah Gyan had scored the penalty at 120', Ghana would have beaten Uruguay. However, this happened more than 12 years ago, so you should focus more on the latest results of each team.

📙 Prediction Ghana vs Uruguay: Likely Line-Ups

Our Ghana vs Uruguay prediction would not be complete if we did not tell you which players could start from the first minute. We have analyzed dozens of matches to deduce the most likely line-ups.

We start by looking at how Ghana might start against Uruguay:

🧤 Goalkeeper: Wollacott
🛡️Defence: Lamptey - Djiku - Amartey - Rahman Baba
🧠 Midfield: Partey - Sulemana - Ayew - Kudus - J. Ayew
⚽ Forward: Williams
🤔 Coach: Otto Addo

This could be the starting line-up for Uruguay vs Ghana:

🧤 Goalkeeper: Muslera
🛡️ Defence: Araujo - Godín - Jiménez - Vina
🧠 Midfield: Valverde - Bentancur - Torreira - Vecino
⚽ Forward: Núñez - Suárez
🤔 Coach: Diego Alonso

Consider that another 2 matchdays will be played before this game! Therefore, it is likely that there will be some change in the starting line-up of both teams. Be sure to check the official line-ups before the match.

💸 Statistics for Ghana vs Uruguay Predictions

It was not difficult to prepare these Ghana vs Uruguay predictions. This is one of the most evenly matched games in the entire group stage. You only have to look at a few statistics to understand why we say so.

These are the 3 most representative statistics:

  • The Nigeria team's record in 2022 has been abysmal. Prior to the World Cup, they had played 13 games, with 2 wins (no goals conceded in either game), 5 draws, and 6 defeats.
  • The Uruguay national team was reborn under Diego Alonso, and their results in 2022 prove it. They will arrive in Qatar with this record: 7 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in a friendly match against Iran.
  • Since Uruguay's opening day loss to Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup, they have strung together five consecutive wins. This streak includes matches against powerhouses such as Italy and England.

Uruguay are a team with plenty of World Cup experience and arrive in Qatar as one of the teams in the best form. For their part, Ghana arrive with one of the worst teams in their recent history.

🗞️ Ghana vs Uruguay Betting News

We recommend that you check the Twitter accounts of both teams before placing your Ghana vs Uruguay bets. This will allow you to discover any last minute changes that may affect the final result.

📰 Ghana Team News

📰 Uruguay Team News

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In addition to being favourites to beat Ghana comfortably, Uruguay are also fancied to qualify alongside Portuguese giants for the round of 16 at the Al Janoub Stadium.

We'd definitely concur with the match prediction in this case since, despite having one of the tournament's oldest teams, Uruguay has a wealth of talent, including strikers Cavani, Darwin Nunez of Liverpool, and the legendary Luis Suarez.

The breadth and calibre of Uruguay's attacking options should ultimately be too much for Ghana to handle, so we're picking a pretty easy (though close) victory for the South Americans.

Frequently Asked Questions

⚽ Who Will Win Between Ghana and Uruguay?

Our prediction is that Uruguay will take all three points against Ghana. The African team comes in as the worst qualified team in the whole World Cup, while the Uruguayans could be one of the surprises thanks to the experience of their players.


⚽ When Is Ghana vs Uruguay Played?

This match between Ghana and Uruguay will be played on Friday 02/12/2022 at 15:00 (GMT). The venue for this Group H clash will be the Al Wakrah Sports Club.


⚽ Where to Bet on Ghana vs Uruguay?

The 3 sites with the best bonuses and odds for your Ghana vs Uruguay bets are LeoVegas Sports, Betfred, and Parimatch.

Uruguay to Win

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