Ace Football previews the World Cup round 3 match between Ghana and Uruguay and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
Ghana take on Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in their third and final group match at the World Cup this coming Friday.
After the second round of Group H, Ghana are currently number two with three points, while Uruguay have one point as number four. The South Americans travel to this game against Ghana as number 14 in the FIFA world ranking, with the home side sitting as number 61.
While considered outsiders for a group win, Ghana are looking to cause a slight surprise and push their way into second place. A first place in the group is probably a bridge too far, but according to the bookies, Uruguay stand a good chance of reaching at least one more round.
Current position in the World Cup table: Ghana vs Uruguay
Having so far lost and won a match in their World Cup group, Ghana still have the next round firmly in sight. A win here sees them through to the next round of the tournament. Uruguay have only one point to show for their efforts in their first two group matches, which is not great. At least they are still in with a chance of going through, but only if they win this final group match.
Form: Ghana vs Uruguay
Ghana added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Switzerland by 0-2. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 3-2 defeat against Portugal, followed by a 2-3 win against South Korea. The Black Stars have won seven of their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while suffering three defeats.
Uruguay went unbeaten in two of their previous three matches, starting with a 2-0 win against Canada. A 0-0 draw with South Korea followed, before they lost against Portugal by 2-0. The Sky Blue were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Betting facts for Ghana and Uruguay
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Ghana and Uruguay. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- Ghana have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Ghana matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Uruguay have not lost 9 of the last 10 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Uruguay matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Uruguay have not conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
In-form players: Ghana vs Uruguay
Mohammed Kudus is the most prolific scorer for the home team, with four goals recently. Ghana will undoubtedly rely on him to shine once again in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Uruguay will be looking to Edinson Cavani, hoping he can add to his current total of one goal in his latest game.
Popular markets: Ghana vs Uruguay
Ghana claimed all three points seven times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing zero along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Uruguay have won six of their last 10 games, while drawing two and losing two in this series of matches. The Sky Blue did not lose any of their last 5 matches at home.
Both teams to score
Ghana scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Uruguay scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Ghana were able to win five of their matches last 10 matches without conceding a goal.
Ghana saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Uruguay’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.7 goals in these matches.
Betting prediction: Ghana vs Uruguay
Here we present a free betting tip for this World Cup match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Ghana and Uruguay.