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Portugal vs Ghana Predictions & Tips - Portugal to get off to a winning start at the World Cup

23 Nov 2022
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Eddy Tora 23 Nov 2022
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Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 191 internationals (Getty)

Portugal vs Ghana Predictions


Portugal have a far superior side than Ghana and can make it count. Expect Cristiano Ronaldo to get plenty of opportunities against the African side.
  • Portugal vs Ghana Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Portugal Form
  • Portugal Squad & Team News
  • Ghana Form
  • Ghana Squad & Team News
  • Portugal vs Ghana Live Stream FAQ

  • Portugal have won to nil in 4 of their last 6 matches.
  • Portugal have won 4-0 in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 191 internationals.
  • Portugal won their only match against Ghana (World Cup).
  • Ghana have lost 2 of their last 3 matches (World Cup).

Head to Head


Portugal have played Ghana once, winning 2-1 at the 2014 World Cup.

Portugal Form


Portugal had to go through the World Cup playoffs, beating Turkey 3-1 and North Macedonia 2-0 to reach Qatar.

Portugal needed a draw against Spain to reach the Nations League finals, but failed after a 1-0 defeat in Braga where they conceded in the 88th minute. 

Fernando Santos’ side played a friendly in November, beating Nigeria 4-0 with Bruno Fernandes scoring the opening two goals followed by strikes to Gonçalo Ramos and João Mário.

Portugal Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Rui Patrício 15 February 1988 (age 34) 105 0 Roma
GK José Sá 17 January 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
GK Diogo Costa 19 September 1999 (age 23) 7 0 Porto
DF Diogo Dalot 18 March 1999 (age 23) 7 2 Manchester United
DF Pepe (vice-captain) 26 February 1983 (age 39) 129 7 Porto
DF Rúben Dias 14 May 1997 (age 25) 40 2 Manchester City
DF Raphaël Guerreiro 22 December 1993 (age 28) 57 3 Borussia Dortmund
DF Danilo Pereira 9 September 1991 (age 31) 63 2 Paris Saint-Germain
DF Nuno Mendes 19 June 2002 (age 20) 17 0 Paris Saint-Germain
DF João Cancelo 27 May 1994 (age 28) 37 7 Manchester City
DF António Silva 30 October 2003 (age 19) 1 0 Benfica
MF João Palhinha 9 July 1995 (age 27) 15 2 Fulham
MF Bruno Fernandes 8 September 1994 (age 28) 49 11 Manchester United
MF Bernardo Silva 10 August 1994 (age 28) 73 8 Manchester City
MF William Carvalho 7 April 1992 (age 30) 76 5 Betis
MF Vitinha 13 February 2000 (age 22) 5 0 Paris Saint-Germain
MF João Mário 19 January 1993 (age 29) 53 2 Benfica
MF Rúben Neves 13 March 1997 (age 25) 32 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
MF Matheus Nunes 27 August 1998 (age 24) 9 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
MF Otávio 9 February 1995 (age 27) 8 2 Porto
FW Cristiano Ronaldo (captain) 5 February 1985 (age 37) 191 117 Manchester United
FW André Silva 6 November 1995 (age 27) 52 19 RB Leipzig
FW João Félix 10 November 1999 (age 23) 24 3 Atlético Madrid
FW Rafael Leão 10 June 1999 (age 23) 11 0 AC Milan
FW Ricardo Horta 15 September 1994 (age 28) 6 1 Braga
FW Gonçalo Ramos 20 June 2001 (age 21) 1 1 Benfica

Forwards Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto were injured and not called up, Rafa Silva retired and Gonçalo Guedes wasn’t selected.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 191 internationals.

Ghana Form


Ghana got past Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers, two draws with the second one on the road to advance on away goals.

Otto Addo’s side have played nine games since, resulting in five wins, two draws and two defeats.

Ghana played one friendly in November, a 1-0 win against Switzerland with Mohammed Salisu and Antoine Semenyo on target.

Ghana Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Lawrence Ati-Zigi 29 November 1996 (age 25) 11 0 St. Gallen
GK Abdul Manaf Nurudeen 8 February 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Eupen
GK Ibrahim Danlad 2 December 2002 (age 19) 4 0 Asante Kotoko
DF Baba Rahman 2 July 1994 (age 28) 48 1 Reading
DF Daniel Amartey 21 December 1994 (age 27) 46 0 Leicester City
DF Alexander Djiku 9 August 1994 (age 28) 18 1 Strasbourg
DF Joseph Aidoo 29 September 1995 (age 27) 11 0 Celta Vigo
DF Gideon Mensah 18 July 1998 (age 24) 12 0 Auxerre
DF Denis Odoi 27 May 1988 (age 34) 4 0 Club Brugge
DF Alidu Seidu 4 June 2000 (age 22) 4 0 Clermont
DF Mohammed Salisu 17 April 1999 (age 23) 3 1 Southampton
DF Tariq Lamptey 30 September 2000 (age 22) 2 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
MF André Ayew 17 December 1989 (age 32) 110 23 Al-Sadd
MF Thomas Partey 13 June 1993 (age 29) 40 13 Arsenal
MF Mohammed Kudus 2 August 2000 (age 22) 18 4 Ajax
MF Daniel-Kofi Kyereh 8 March 1996 (age 26) 15 0 SC Freiburg
MF Daniel Afriyie 26 June 2001 (age 21) 7 3 Hearts of Oak
MF Elisha Owusu 7 November 1997 (age 25) 3 0 Gent
MF Salis Abdul Samed 26 March 2000 (age 22) 1 0 Lens
FW Jordan Ayew 11 September 1991 (age 31) 84 19 Crystal Palace
FW Kamaldeen Sulemana 15 February 2002 (age 20) 13 0 Rennes
FW Abdul Fatawu Issahaku 8 March 2004 (age 18) 31 1 Sporting
FW Osman Bukari 13 December 1998 (age 23) 7 1 Red Star Belgrade
FW Iñaki Williams 15 June 1994 (age 28) 3 0 Athletic Bilbao
FW Antoine Semenyo 7 January 2000 (age 22) 4 1 Bristol City
FW Kamal Sowah 9 January 2000 (age 22) 1 0 Club Brugge

Defender Jonathan Mensah, midfielder Mubarak Wakaso and striker Richmond Boakye were not called up.

André Ayew has scored 23 goals in 110 internationals.

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Verdict

Portugal can show their quality against Ghana and get off to a winning start. I am backing Ronaldo to score against the African side.

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