Portugal vs Ghana: tips, betting odds and Predictions


The Iberian nation has some exceptional players, but if their coach is bad, they might not score many goals in their first game.

On Thursday, Portugal takes on Ghana, the team with the lowest ranking in the competition, to start their World Cup campaign. Portugal is one of the most anticipated European teams to win in Qatar.

With such a talented team at their disposal, Fernando Santos can expect the 2016 European Champions to cruise to a victory in their opening matchup against the team ranked 61st in the most recent FIFA world rankings.

Before facing Ghana in its opening Group H match, Portugal’s start at the 2022 FIFA World Cup has a Cristiano Ronaldo-sized cloud hanging over it.

Two days before his nation begins one of the toughest group schedules in Qatar, the 37-year-old and Manchester United mutually decided to part ways on Tuesday.

Portugal enters the World Cup under enormous pressure to perform well after failing to advance past the round of 16 since 2006.

Portugal has more recently advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals than has Ghana. The African team reached the round of 16 in 2006 and the final eight in 2010.

Portugal will face a challenging test against the Black Stars in a group with Uruguay and South Korea.

Match Info

Date: Thursday, 24 November

Start Time: 11 a.m. ET

TV: Fox

Live Stream: FoxSports.com and Fox Sports app


Portugal (-260; bet $260 to win $100)

Ghana (+800; bet $100 to win $800)

Draw (+380)

Over 2.5 Goals (-105); Under 2.5 Goals (-115)

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