Ghana National Team FIFA World Cup Betting

Ghana National Team World Cup Betting

Ghana National Team FIFA World Cup Betting

Ghana did not make it to the World Cup until 2006, but the Black Stars have been one of the best teams in Africa over the last two decades. They have now made four out of the last five World Cups, and they are one of the few African teams to ever reach the quarterfinals of this competition. It won’t be easy for Ghana to make the knockout rounds this year, but the Black Stars are in a manageable group.

Manager: Franky Vercauteren

Nickname: Black Stars

Confederation: CAF (Africa)

FIFA Ranking: 60 (March 2022)

Ghana World Cup Betting Odds

To Win Group H: +1100

To Win 2022 World Cup: +32500

*Odds as of May 4, 2022

Ghana Group Stage Schedule

Portugal vs. Ghana, Thursday, November 24, 2022, 11 a.m. ET, at Stadium 974 in Doha (FOX)

South Korea vs. Ghana, Monday, November 28, 2022, 8 a.m. ET, at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan (FS1)

Ghana vs. Uruguay, Friday, December 2, 2022, 10 a.m. ET, at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (FS1)

History at the World Cup

Appearances: 4 (first in 2006)

Best Result: Quarter-finals (2010)

Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations four times in the first 25 years of the competition, but the Black Stars didn’t make their World Cup debut until 2006. They made it a debut to remember though, surprising everyone by making it out of the Group Stage in their very first appearance.

This squad wasn’t given much of a chance in Germany, but Ghana bounced back strong after a 2-0 loss to Italy in their first-ever World Cup match. The Black Stars knocked off the Czech Republic 2-0 and then beat the United States 2-1 to earn a trip to the knockout rounds. They had to face global juggernauts Brazil in the Round of 16 though and lost 3-0.

The Black Stars had quite the encore at the 2010 World Cup. Ghana beat Serbia and drew Australia to make the knockout rounds once again in the first World Cup in Africa, and they faced the United States in the Round of 16. The Stars and Stripes were big favorites, but Kevin-Prince Boateng opened the scoring early and Asamoah Gyan slotted home the game-winning goal after Landon Donovan leveled the match on a penalty. Ghana looked like they would be the first African team to make the semifinals after taking a first half lead on Uruguay, but Diego Forlan leveled in the 55th minute and Uruguay won in penalties.

It was a disappointing finish for Ghana at the 2014 World Cup though. The Black Stars were placed in the Group of Death with Germany, Portugal, and the United States, and it was too much. Although they were able to draw Germany in a 2-2 thriller, they fell 2-1 to both Portugal and the United States.

What to Watch

Andre Ayew will soon be the most capped player in Ghana history. He needs seven more appearances with the national team to surpass Asamoah Gyan, but Gyan will still be the all-time leading scorer for the foreseeable future. Ayew has 23 goals in 103 matches with Ghana, and he makes a formidable combination with his brother Jordan Ayew. The younger Ayew has 18 goals in 78 matches with the national team, but he has not played well for Crystal Palace in recent months.

Midfielder Thomas Partey is one of the most skilled players on the squad. Partey has 13 goals in 40 matches for Ghana, and he has played well when healthy for Arsenal this season. The only other experienced player in the midfield though is Mubarak Wakaso, so there may be a lot of raw players suiting up for Ghana in that area.

It will be interesting to see what Ghana does in defense. Jonathan Mensah is the most experienced player with 69 caps, but he is now in the MLS. Baba Rahman, Andy Yiadom, and Daniel Amartey are the only other players with at least 20 caps for Ghana.

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