Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Guinea-Bissau v Ghana and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday’s Group F AFCON clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Guinea-Bissau v Ghana Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 02/07/19
- Time: 17:00
- Venue: Suez Stadium
- Channel: N/A
Guinea-Bissau face off against Ghana in their final group game of this year’s competition. The Djurtus are still able to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament but they will need a win against a tough Ghana side who themselves will most likely need a win to get themselves through the group depending on the result between Cameroon and Benin.
Ghana are heavy favourites to win this match at 4/9 (Bet365) and with the quality that they have at their disposal. The Black Stars have been underwhelming in the tournament so far having drawn their both of their games and failed to hold on to the lead in their first game against Benin. They will be confident of coming out on top against a Guinea-Bissau side who are without a win since 2018.
Ghana have concerns over Cristian Atsu who picked up an injury in the last game whilst Kassim Nuhu Adams will also miss the game due to suspension. John Boye is set to replace Kassim Nuhu.
Guinea-Bissau should have full side to pick from for this crunch encounter.
Potential Guinea-Bissau Starting XI: Mendes, Nanu, Mamadu, Soares, Djalo, Manconi, Pele, Bura, Piqueti, Balde, Mendy
Potential Ghana Starting XI: Ofori, Yiadom, Baba Rahman, Boye, Mensah, Thomas, Wakaso, Thomas, Asamoah, Ayew, Owusu, J Ayew
Key Stats & Facts
- Guinea-Bissau are still seeking their first ever AFCON finals win and they are yet to score a goal in this year’s addition.
- Ghana have scored the opening goal in each of their last seven wins and four of Ghana’s last five wins have been accompanied by a clean sheet.
- Guinea-Bissau 9/1
- Draw 3/1
- Ghana 4/9
If Guinea-Bissau were to win this game and make it through to the knockout stages, it would be a huge shock and I think that’s reflected in the match odds for this game. The Djurtus are without a win in in 5 games and they have only scored twice during that time. Ghana have a mean defensive record as I mentioned earlier, and they also have good firepower up front in the form of Jordan and Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan to come off the bench. Ghana are 1/1 (BetVictor) to win to nil in this game and with a good defence coming up against a weak attack I think this is a good value bet.
Ghana tend not to score a bucketful of goals against their opposition, they have only scored 3 goals in a game on two occasions in the last two years. I think this game could be under 2.5 goals again and at 17/10 (PaddyPower) I think this is a good value bet.
This should be a tight game with the way Guinea-Bissau set themselves up. There will be a lot of pressure on Ghana to qualify and only a win will make certain of that. I’ll back the Black Stars to get themselves over the line with a hard working performance.