Will Uruguay follow Denmark and Belgium’s steps? Ghana will determine if Los Charrúas keep advancing in the World Cup or if their final stop is in the group stage.
Ghana vs Uruguay: everything on the line
Many saw Uruguay as one of the teams that could go far in the tournament due to their mix of experienced players and young talents. However, La Celeste hasn’t had things their way. In their opener, they didn’t find the back of the net against South Korea, while against Portugal they were clearly defeated (2-0) by Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
Meanwhile, The Black Stars are sitting second in the group, two points ahead of fourth-placed Uruguay, so a draw would be enough for them to go through if South Korea don’t beat Portugal clearly. The African side will be looking for revenge against Diego Alonso’s men, as Uruguay progressed to the 2010 World Cup semifinals via a penalty shootout after the two teams drew 1-1 after 120 minutes of football.
Ghana vs Uruguay: odds
If Los Charrúas don’t want to go back home, they will need to win their next game vs. Ghana and also expect that South Korea don’t beat Portugal, as they would remain tied on points.
In that case, the goal difference would decide who takes the second spot in the group (now Uruguay have a -2 goal deficit, while the Asian nation has -1, so S. Korea have the edge here).
Uruguay are favorites going into this crucial match at -140, while an upset by their African opponents are tipped +375 to pull off the upset. The draw is being paid at (+275).
Ghana vs Uruguay: prediction
Uruguay have struggled big time to score in their two first games, being one of three countries that is yet to find the back of the net.
Ghana, who will do their best to keep Uruguay’s forwards at bay, could have enough to progress with a draw if South Korea don’t overcome Portugal.
Prediction: Ghana 0-1 Uruguay