South Korea vs Ghana Match Analysis & Prediction
28/11/2022 12:00 am
When Ghana travels to the Education City Stadium on Monday, they hope to avoid early elimination from World Cup 2022 Group H when they face off against South Korea.
The Black Stars fell to a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to Portugal in their opening game, while their Asian counterparts drew 0-0 with Uruguay.
South Korea and Uruguay played to a goalless draw in their opening game of the 2022 World Cup, with the woodwork coming to South Korea’s rescue on several occasions.
Federico Valverde and Diego Godin both saw efforts crash off the frame of the goal as Paulo Bento’s side held on for a point against their South American foes. Thus, demonstrating their defensive solidity that was also present in their most recent games before Qatar.
Neither side can be separated by points, goals or fair play points after matchday one, as South Korea seek to give their hopes of a top-two finish a major boost with victory over Ghana and edge closer to a knockout berth for the first time since 2010.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was forced to watch from the bench in horror as A Selecao nearly threw away a two-goal lead against Ghana on Thursday evening.
After he converted from the penalty spot and Joao Felix and Rafael Leao struck either side of Andrew Ayew’s response, Osman Bukari reduced the deficit further before Diogo Costa made an error that could have cost Portugal dearly.
Fortunately for the goalkeeper and his team, Inaki Williams slipped at the last moment as Ghana succumbed to a 3-2 loss. This leaves them at the bottom of Group H and risk of an early exit.
South Korea vs. Ghana Head to head
Both sides have two games against each other with each side taking one win.
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07/06/2011South Korea2Ghana1International Friendlies
South Korea Team News
South Korea fans are delighted that forward Son Heung-min returned to fitness and did not suffer setbacks against Uruguay after his recent eye socket fracture. However, fellow Premier League attacker Hwang Hee-chan is dealing with hamstring discomfort and might be unable to play in South Korea’s matchday two clash against Saudi Arabia.
South Korea's Last 5 Matches
24/11/2022Uruguay0South Korea0FIFA World Cup
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Ghana Team News
As with Monday’s matchup with Portugal, Ghana is expected to line up in a defence-heavy formation against Sweden. The need for victory, however, could see the Black Stars shift to a four-man defence, pushing Mohammed Salisu out of position in favour of defender Abdul Bukari.
Ghana's Last 5 Matches
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South Korea vs. Ghana: Odds and Predictions
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