Portugal vs Ghana 2014 World Cup Preview

Group G has proven one of the most interesting Groups at the 2014 World Cup and four sides remain a chance of qualifying for the second round of the tournament heading into their final pool games.

Portugal and Ghana have both only picked up one point from their opening two fixtures and both need to score big wins to secure a spot in the round of sixteen, which should to some attacking and attractive football.

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Ghana looked as though they had let slip their opportunity to get out of the pool stage for the second World Cup in a row when they allowed a late goal against the United States in their opening pool game, but they kept their hopes alive with a gutsy 2-2 draw with Germany.

The Black Stars played some very attractive football against Germany and with the likes of Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew all playing in good form, there is no reason that they can’t trouble this Portuguese side.

Portugal were most disappointing in their opening 2014 World Cup fixture, conceding four goals after defender Pepe was sent off in the first half and they were outplayed by the United States last Monday morning, but were kept in the tournament thanks to some brilliance from Cristiano Ronaldo and a cool finish from Silvestre Varela.

Ronaldo has been criticised for performance and attitude during the 2014 World Cup, but he remains his sides most important player and he will need to play like he does for club side Real Madrid if Portugal are any chance of scoring the number of goals required to send them through to the second round of the tournament.

Portugal are clear favourites to defeat Ghana in the betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au and are available at odds of $2.10 – a quote that seems far too short based on their two performances at the World Cup thus far.

The short odds on offer for a Portugal win means that the $3.25 available for a Ghana victory and the $3.80 for the draw both represent excellent betting value.

Another betting option that is well worth a play is the $1.73 on offer for either a draw or a Ghana victory, while a 3-1 Ghana win at odds of $23 in the correct score market is worth a look for punters looking to score a big win on this clash.

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