Ghana World Cup Odds
Ghana has only played at the World Cup finals three times, with their first appearance in the competition coming in 2006.
Although they have a limited history in the World Cup, they have progressed from the group stage two out of the three times they have been in the competition, with their best performance coming in 2010 as they reached the quarter-finals.
Despite their relative inexperience on the global stage, historically Ghana has enjoyed success in the Africa Cup of Nations, winning the title four times.
However, the last time they lifted the trophy was all the way back in 1982.
It is widely agreed that the Ghanaian team has seen a decline in performance and quality since the 2014 World Cup, their last appearance in the competition.
They reached the final of AFCON in 2015 and finished fourth in 2017. Their most recent appearance in the competition was a disaster, as they failed to win a single game and lost to debutants Comoros, crashing out of the group in bottom place.
However, the team was in disarray after sacking coach Charles Akonnor in November and reappointing former coach Milovan Rajevac.
Despite terrible performances at AFCON, Ghana was able to make it through the qualifiers and reach the World Cup in Qatar.
In November they will be hoping to put recent woes behind them and enjoy a successful World Cup campaign.
Ghana Team Odds To Win World Cup
Priced at 150/1 (+15000) to lift the trophy, Ghana is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the outright tournament odds.
Lifting the title would be a truly remarkable achievement for Ghana, and they would become the first African nation ever to do so.
However, even the most optimistic of punters would agree that this outcome is highly unlikely.
Ghana will make up Group H with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. They are third favourites to top the group, priced at 10/1 (+1000).
Portugal will be the strongest team in this group, littered with global superstars in every position, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva.
Uruguay will also mount a significant challenge and are the only team in this group that has previously won the competition.
However, progressing to the round of 16 is not out of the question for Ghana. Although they are group underdogs, they have progressed from the group twice out of the three times they have been in the competition.
Advancing to the round of 16 would surely be seen as a success for newly appointed head coach Otto Addo.
Reaching the final of the World Cup would be a historical achievement for Ghana, and they are priced at 80/1 (+8000) to do this.
However, if they are to reach this stage they will have to put recent tournament woes at AFCON behind them and be at their very best throughout the whole competition.
Although even this would likely not be enough against the likes of Brazil, France, and England. Ghana is priced at 10/1 (+1000) to reach the quarter-finals and equal their best performance in the competition that came in 2010.
How To Bet On Ghanaian Team In Qatar
As we get closer to the World Cup this winter, you may start thinking about some of the bets you will want to place on the Black Stars throughout the tournament.
As tournament underdogs, this could provide an opportunity for some good odds to make big returns. It is therefore important to know about all the different markets available to you when you go to place a bet.
This will ensure that you have the best chance of being successful with your wager.
Here we have outlined some of the popular bets that you will be able to wager on when betting on Ghana at the World Cup.
Player Prop Bets
Given Jordan Ayew’s impressive goal-scoring record for Ghana, you may want to place a bet on him specifically to score first or to score two goals.
This would be an example of a player prop bet, which is a bet based on a player’s individual performance during any given match.
Team Prop Bets
A team props bet is a wager on a team’s performance during a game, that isn’t necessarily related to the final score of the match.
For example, with Ghana being the underdogs for many of their games in the competition, you may not want to bet on them to win the game, but you may still think they will score the goal.
Therefore, you could bet on Ghana to score first, even though they may not eventually win the match.
Another interesting bet that you may want to make use of is the Asian handicap bet.
This market brings the odds closer together by giving a handicap to one of the teams who are deemed the favourites.
In practice, this will mean that one of the teams is essentially leading the game by a certain number of goals from kick-off.
Ghana will be the underdogs when they take on Portugal in Qatar. The handicap for this match could be two and a half goals, with Portugal on -2.5 goals and Ghana on +2.5 goals.
With the handicap applied, whichever side scores the most goals is the winner. You can bet on Portugal to win with a -2.5 goal handicap or Ghana to win with a +2.5 goal handicap.
If you bet on Portugal to win with the handicap and they only beat Ghana 2-1, you would lose the wager.
Goal lines bets allow a punter to wager on the total number of goals they think will be scored in a game. When Ghana plays South Korea at the World Cup, you may expect there to be a lot of goals in the game. You could therefore place a bet for there to be more than 4.5 goals in this match.
When Ghana plays Uruguay in Qatar, a bookmaker may predict there to be a total of three goals scored during the game.
Using a totals bet, you would then be able to bet on whether you think there will be more or fewer goals scored than the three predicted by the bookmaker.
How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet On Ghana
In order to make any of these bets on Ghana at the World Cup, you first need to open an account with an online bookmaker.
There are many different options so look out for a bookmaker with good odds that you like or enticing promotions you can take advantage of.
Once you have found the one you like, you must register an account.
When you have an account, add the bet you are looking to wager on to your online betting slip before placing it. Here is a simple five-step process to do just that:
- Choose and select your chosen odds before adding to your betting slip, which appears on the screen.
- Enter how much money you wish to wager by typing the figure in the appropriate box.
- Make sure you deposit enough money into your account before finalising the bet.
- You are now ready to select the ‘place bet’ button. Your on-screen betting slip will then confirm the bet has been placed.
- You might be offered ‘cash out’ options during the game so keep an eye on your betting slip as the match progresses.
Ghana Team Overview For Qatar
As one of the best African footballing nations, Ghana will be hopeful going into the World Cup that they can do their nation proud.
They are coming off the back of a terrible and shocking performance at the most recent AFCON tournament, in which they did not win a single game.
However, they managed to clinch qualification for the World Cup in Qatar against Nigeria on away goals.
Come to the tournament this winter, head coach Otto Addo will have had more time to work with the players.
This will give him the chance to impose his style of play on the squad which could see them amend the shortcomings of the recent AFCON campaign.
Key Football Players
The Black Stars do not have the same depth of talent and ability as some of the other nations in the tournament.
However, they have a number of notable players who have performed admirably for some of the top clubs in Europe in recent seasons.
In attack, André Ayew, who captains the side, is joined by his brother Jordan Ayew.
The pair have played together at the club level for Swansea City and Marseille. Jordan now plays for Crystal Palace under manager Patrick Vieira and enjoyed a promising season with some good performances as they finished 12th in the Premier League.
The young talent Felix Afena-Gyan, who won the Europa Conference league with Serie A team Roma this season, will look to provide youthful energy by leading the line.
Thomas Partey of Arsenal is the focus of the Ghanaian midfield. It was his vital away goal against Nigeria that clinched qualification for his nation.
Although he has had injury troubles this season, when he did play, he put in stellar performances at the heart of the Arsenal midfield and has quickly become a fan-favorite of the North London club.
They certainly miss his ability to control games with his passing and break up opposition attacks when he doesn’t play.
This is something that he will look to bring to the Black Stars midfield come to the World Cup this winter.
Also in midfield is Jeffrey Schlupp, who plays for Crystal Palace at the club level with Jordan Ayew. He was part of the infamous Leicester City side that won the Premier League in 2015/16 and is one of the most reliable and versatile players on the Ghanaian team.
Mohammed Kudus of Ajax, who has been with the Dutch giants for two seasons now, is a promising young midfielder full of potential.
The 21-year-old possesses great technique, speed, and power and has a long career ahead of him at the club level and for the national team.
At the back, Mohammed Salisu has put in good performances for Southampton this season in the Premier League. He will be hoping to bring this form to the World Cup this winter and help his team to good defensive displays.
This is something that will be particularly hard against Portugal and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and João Félix.
There were a number of players who failed to make the play-off games against Nigeria due to injury, including Majeed Ashimeru, Antoine Semenyo, and Mubarak Wakaso.
However, these are short-term issues that should be resolved come this winter. Although Thomas Partey is not currently injured, he has had troubles with his fitness this season.
Ghana will be desperate to keep its best player healthy for the start of the tournament.
Coaching & Technical Staff
Otto Addo was appointed as Ghana’s manager back in February of this year ahead of their play-off qualifying games against Nigeria.
He had been the assistant manager for the team since 2021 and so already knows the players well.
This is his first job as a manager of a senior team, but he has worked extensively as an assistant and scout for notable German clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Chris Hughton, who has had significant experience as a manager in English football, joins Addo’s team as a technical assistant.
He has taken charge of clubs in the English Premier League and Championship, including Newcastle, Norwich, and Brighton.
Maxwell Konadu as the assistant manager and Simon Addo as the goalkeeping coach complete the team.
Ghana Team Road To Qatar
Ghana’s route to the World Cup finals was far from straightforward and was full of drama.
Out of six games in their group, they won four, drew one, and lost one, finishing the pool level on 13 points with second-placed South Africa.
After the final group game, both nations had an identical goal difference of +4 and so progression to the play-off games went down to goals scored.
Ghana had seven goals compared to six for South Africa, and so they advanced by the narrowest of margins.
Their victory in the play-off games against Nigeria was far from comprehensive and saw them win by a hair’s breadth.
The first game that took place at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Ghana ended in a goalless draw that saw an even contest.
The return fixture in Nigeria was an equally hard-fought battle, with Nigeria undoubtedly feeling hard done by with the result.
They enjoyed more possession and had far more shots but failed to make their superiority count. The game ended 1-1, with Ghana progressing on away goals.
Ghana’s World Cup History
Ghana’s first appearance at the World Cup came in 2006, after which they qualified for another two successive tournaments.
Their first appearance at the competition saw them beat the Czech Republic and the United States in the group to progress to the round of 16 where they lost to Brazil. An admirable first effort on the global stage.
The 2010 World Cup saw Ghana reach the quarter-finals after beating the United States 2-1 in extra time, becoming only the third African nation to reach this stage of the tournament.
They lost on penalties to Uruguay after being denied a certain goal by a Luis Suarez handball. He was sent off for the offence, but Ghana missed the penalty that would have sent them to the semi-finals.
Despite the disappointment of this campaign and how close they got to the final four, the Ghanaian players made their country proud with their highest ever finish at a World Cup finals.
Ghana qualified again for the World Cup in 2014 but failed to win a single game and crashed out at the group stage.
However, they drew 2-2 to eventual winners Germany and were the only team in the competition not to lose to them.
Ghana is followed by avid and passionate fans who always bring noise and atmosphere wherever they go.
Crowds of Ghanaian supporters are hard to miss, as they wave the brightly coloured flag and sport red, yellow, and green face and body paint with a black star in the centre.
Despite the team’s poor performances at the most recent AFCON, you can guarantee that the fans will be right back behind the players again this winter at the World Cup.