FIFA World Cup 2022: Ghana vs Uruguay prediction and betting tips (December 2)
Ghana got a 3-2 victory over South Korea in their second game of the World Cup. Will they get a win over Uruguay and qualify for the knockout stages?
Luis Suarez has scored 64 goals in 128 appearances for the national team
Luis Suarez has scored 64 goals in 128 appearances for the national team
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Ghana will host Uruguay in Group H of the FIFA World Cup.

The match will start at 3 p.m. GMT on Friday, 2 December 2022. The match venue is Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah.

Latest odds on betting sites

Ghana to-win odds are priced at 5.10 (+410; American 41/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1), while Uruguay to-win odds are priced at 1.60 (-167; 3/5)

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Ghana — 19%, draw — 25%, Uruguay— 56%.

Latest betting odds on Ghana vs Uruguay (1 December 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ghana — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Uruguay — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

Ghana got a 3-2 win over South Korea in an interesting game. Mohammed Salisu opened the scoreline in the 24th minute with a nice finish into the net. Mohammed Kudus doubled their lead in the 34th minute with a great header into the net. Gue-Sung Cho pulled one back in the 58th minute with a diving header into the net. He scored his second goal of the game in the 61st minute with a powerful header into the net.

Mohammed Kudus made it 3-2 in the 68th minute with a low finish into the far corner. Ghana created two big chances during the game with 1.68 expected goals. The Black Stars started the game well but were poor in the second half as Korea scored two goals. Ghana was able to withhold the pressure in the later stages of the game as Korea tried to get an equaliser.

Ghana has been good in this tournament as they secured their first win of the tournament. The Black Stars were also good against Portugal as they suffered a 2-3 loss after a controversial penalty call. Ghana is coming into this game in search of a draw or a win to qualify as well as coming for revenge. The Black Stars were knocked out of the 2010 World Cup on penalties after a handball from Suarez to prevent a clear goal.

Ghana team news: All players are fit and available

Uruguay suffered a 0-2 defeat to Portugal in their last game. Betancur had a chance earlier in the game after he dribbled past the Portuguese defence but he was unable to finish the chance. Bruno Fernandes opened the scoreline in the 54th minute with a nice cross into the net. Portugal was awarded a penalty in the 93rd minute after a handball in the box. Bruno Fernandes converted the penalty to make it 2-0.

Uruguay was better in the game as they created a couple of chances but were unable to finish them. They created two big chances with 1.27 expected goals. Uruguay had 11 shots with three being on target.

Uruguay needs a win against Ghana to qualify for the knockout stages. They will need to attack from the beginning of the game as they need goals and a win to qualify. Uruguay should consider starting all their top attackers in Nunez, Suarez and Cavani as they look for a win.

Uruguay team news: All players are fit and available.

Ghana vs Uruguay H2H

Uruguay won on penalties in the last meeting between both sides in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

Projected lineups and key players

Ghana projected starting lineup:

  • Ati Zigi
  • Tariq Lamptey
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Mohammed Salisu
  • Baba Rahman
  • Thomas Partey
  • Andre Ayew
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana
  • Mohammed Kudus
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Inaki Williams

Mohammed Kudus won the man of the match award after scoring two goals in their 3-2 victory over South Korea. Kudus completed the most dribbles in the game with three passes into the final third. He has scored seven goals in 16 appearances for the national team.

Uruguay projected starting lineup:

  • Fernando Muslera
  • Matias Vina
  • Jose Maria Gimenez
  • Diego Godin
  • Guillermo Varela
  • Lucas Torreira
  • Rodrigo Bentancur
  • Federico Valverde
  • Giorgian de Arrascaeta
  • Darwin Nunez
  • Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is a key player for Uruguay's national team. Suarez needs a good performance to send his team to the knockout stages. The Uruguay international has scored 64 goals in 128 appearances for the national team.

Predictions and betting tips

This is a must-win game for both sides as there is one spot left for grabs. Ghana needs just a point to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. The Black Stars will be looking to also get revenge against Uruguay after a painful defeat during the 2010 World Cup. Uruguay needs a win to qualify for the knockout stages. They will attack to get a goal and qualify. Ghana has scored a goal in two of their last two games. I predict both teams to score and Ghana to win.

Both teams have good attackers and can score a lot of goals. Two of the last two Ghana games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Ghana has scored the joint most goals (5) in their group. Uruguay will be looking to get their first goal of the World Cup in a must-win game. I predict over 2.5 goals

Betting prediction: Both teams to score and Ghana to win

Odds: 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Ghana — Uruguay
Both teams to score and Ghana to win
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