Ghana vs Uruguay: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Ghana vs Uruguay: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Ghana and Uruguay go toe-to-toe in their final Group H match-up on Friday for a place in the World Cup knockouts (3pm kick-off, UK time).

Ghana vs Uruguay: Betting tips

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Ghana vs Uruguay: Predictions

Ghana vs Uruguay: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 91/100 with Midnite
Correct score 2-2 27/2 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Mohammed Kudus 9/1 with Midnite

Ghana have been the World Cup’s great entertainers so far, with 10 goals coming in their two contests. Neutrals will rooting for them to reach the knockouts. Otto Addo’s Black Stars were on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller on matchday one against a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal, before benefiting from the exact same 3-2 scoreline against South Korea last time out.

Incredibly, the one match most were keeping an eye out before a ball was kicked in Qatar is Friday’s showdown between Ghana and Uruguay. The two nations have forged a rivalry doused in animosity that goes beyond geographical proximity. On separate continents, the Ghana-Uruguay rivalry stems from their showdown in the 2010 World Cup in which Luis Suarez’s handball in the dying embers denied Ghana a place in the semi-finals.

Over 10 years on and these two heavyweights will once again tussle for a winner-takes-all, crunch clash in a World Cup. It just had to come on the final day with the script-makers feeling particularly mischievous. But Luis Suarez believes he doesn’t have anything to apologise for after his red card.

The Uruguayan striker saved a certain goal but was sent off for his actions and Ghana were awarded a penalty, which Asamoah Gyan missed. Uruguay went on to win the match via penalties, with Suarez seen celebrating profusely both after the initial penalty miss and then full-time. But Suarez was quick to remind fans that he was not the one who missed the penalty for Ghana.

“It’s 12 years ago. It’s the past. I’ve played against [Giorgio] Chiellini too [after biting the Italian at the 2014 World Cup], and we shook hands,” he told reporters.

“The Ghana player missed the penalty, not me.

“I don’t apologise for it. I apologise if I injure a player but I took a red card for the handball. It wasn’t my fault because I didn’t miss the penalty.”

Ghana coach Otto Addo even went as far to say that what Suarez did in 2010 was normal, and he would hope his players might sacrifice themselves in a similar way if it led to the Black Stars progressing.

“In general it is about perspective, if the same incident would have happened the other way around and Ghana proceeded to the semi-finals, everyone would say it is normal that a player would do anything he can to help his team go to the semi-finals,” Addo said.

“For me, it’s not a big topic. This is what I wish from every player, to do all he can to help his team qualify. Sometimes even sacrificing himself with a red card.

“It was a very sad day for me, I watched it and I was sad, but this is my perspective. If I see it from another perspective, it is a normal thing.”


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Ghana vs Uruguay match stats

It was Suarez’s handball and subsequent red card that denied Ghana a place in the 2010 semi-finals, and he will be looking to inflict further woe on the nation 12 years on. The former Barcelona and Liverpool forward has bagged seven goals at the World Cup during his career, and only needs one more to match the legendary Oscar Miguez to become Uruguay’s joint-record scorer in the competition.

As for Ghana, Mohammed Kudus has continued his blistering form for Ajax at the World Cup this autumn. The versatile attacker bagged a decisive brace last time out against South Korea which means that since the start of the 2022/23 season, the 22-year-old has scored 12 goals for club and country, including against Liverpool, Napoli and Rangers in the Champions League for Ajax.

Ghana vs Uruguay result odds

Ghana vs Uruguay: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Ghana 2-2 Uruguay

Ghana vs Uruguay head-to-head

02 Jul 2010 – Uruguay 1-1 (5-3 on pens) Ghana – 2010 World Cup

The only contest between these two nations has certainly left a bad taste in the mouth of Ghana. That famous quarter-final showdown in 2010 has etched its name firmly in World Cup folklore. Sulley Muntari broke the deadlock with a thunderbolt on the stroke of half-time, before Diego Forlan restored parity 10 minutes after the restart. As the game headed towards penalties, Dominic Adiyiah thought he won the match at the death, only to be denied by Suarez’s hand. The forward was subsequently sent off and Asamoah Gyan missed the resultant spot-kick, leading the penalties, which Uruguay won.

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