Ghana play South Africa in their next World Cup qualifier game on Sunday.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 14 November 2021. The match venue is Cape Coast Sports Stadium, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Latest betting odds
Ghana to win odds are valued at 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 3.30 (+230; 23/10), while South Africa to win odds are valued at 4.40 (+340; 17/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Ghana — 48%, draw — 31%, South Africa — 21%.
Latest betting odds on Ghana vs South Africa (14 November 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.55 (+155; 31/20)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.45 (-220; 5/11)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ghana — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on South Africa — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.90 (+190; 19/10)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.40 (-250; 2/5)
Match preview and statistics
Ghana are second in the CAF 2nd Round Group G table with 10 points and a +3 goal difference from three wins, a draw and a loss. They drew 1-1 with Ethiopia in their last match.
Andre Ayew gave the Black Stars the lead in the 22nd minute of the first half with a left footed shot to the right corner of the net from the free-kick spot. Getaneh Kebede equalized for Ethiopia in the 72nd minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the back of the net. The Black Stars had a couple of chances but weren’t clinical enough.
They have a lot to do in this game if they want to qualify, a win is a must and they also have to beat the goal difference between them and the Bafana Bafana.
Ghana team news: Felix Afena-Gyan and Thomas Partey are sidelined due to injuries.
South Africa are first in the 2nd Round Group G table with 13 points and a +5 goal difference. They are unbeaten in the group table with four wins and a draw. The Bafana Bafana have won four consecutive games.
A 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in the last match helped them take the top spot. Teboho Mokoena scored the match winner with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Keagan Dolly with a cross.
Top stats from the game: 58% possession, 81% pass accuracy, 12 total shots, 13 chances, two big chances, 394 accurate passes, 15 fouls conceded, six corners and two offsides. The South Africans need a draw or a win in this game and they are through to Qatar.
South Africa team news: Sifiso Hlanti has an ACL injury, he’s sidelined for this game.
Ghana vs South Africa H2H
Both teams have gone head-to-head 15 times, Ghana have four wins, South Africa have five wins with six draws. The Bafana Bafana won 1-0 in the last meeting. Bongokule Hlongwane scored the winning goal.
Key players and lineups
Ghana projected starting lineup:
- Jojo Wollacott
- Baba Rahman
- Jonathan Mensah
- Alexander Djiku
- Daniel Amartey
- Iddrisu Baba
- Mubarak Wakaso
- Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
- Mohammed Kudus
- Andre Ayew
- Jordan Ayew
Andre Ayew is a key player to watch out for. He scored in the last match and hopes to be on the scoresheet in this game. Mohammed Kudus is another player to watch out for. With Partey out for this crucial game, he has to step up and create big chances.
South Africa projected starting lineup:
- Ronwen Williams
- Sydney Mobbie
- Siyanda Xulu
- Rushine de Reuck
- Njabulo Blom
- Yusuf Maart
- Teboho Mokoena
- Ethan Brooks
- Percy Tau
- Bongokuhle Hlongwane
- Evidence Makgopa
The key player to watch out for is Teboho Mokoena. He scored the match winner in the last game and has two goals in the qualifiers. Watch out for another top performance from the midfielder. Bongokuhle Hlongwane looks forward to being on the scoresheet in this game. He’ll probably get a goal contribution in this game as they can’t afford to bottle their chance of qualifying.
Betting tips and prediction
South Africa are in a very comfortable position heading into this game. A draw is good for them without even winning. Ghana will give their all in this game to win the match. The goal difference is two, so they will qualify if they can outscore the Bafana Bafana. This game is going to be just like a final and I expect it to be intense. The winner is quite hard to presume, seeing their form and the position both teams are in right now. Over 2.5 goals are expected with both teams scoring in the game.
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.55 (+155 American; 31/20 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 2.90 (+190 American; 19/10 Fractional)