Uruguay have won the World Cup twice, but Los Charrúas are on the brink of elimination at the 2022 edition in Qatar. Conversely, Ghana are one victory shy of making it to the Round of 16 in what would be the third time in history. Note the Black Stars have only played in four Cups, so that’s crazy.
Winning Margin – Score Draw (+450)
Uruguay drew, 0-0, to South Korea in its debut, and both Ghana matches finished with a one-goal difference. In other words, expect a close match. There’s also the fact Uruguay finished with a clean sheet in seven of its last nine games in all of the competitions.
…and last, but not least, these two have met only once. It finished 1-1, precisely our soccer prediction in Friday’s clash. That was in the Round of 8 of the 2010 World Cup. Los Charrúas eventually won in penalties.
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Ghana to Score Last (+200)
Ghana was valiant against Portugal, before losing, 3-2. The Black Stars scored last by Osman Bukari, employing a great header, celebrating the Cristiano Ronaldo way.
Four days later, the Black Stars opposed South Korea. This time, they were 3-2 winner, and guess which team scored last again? Ghana. South Korea evened the score in the 61st minute, but Mohammed Kudus had the winner seven minutes later. It was a great shot inside the box. Expect that trend to continue. Uruguay have a must-win situation, out to score as many goals as possible. That will leave a lot of space, allowing Ghana to do some damage.
Mohammed Kudus Anytime Goalscorer (+400)
Speaking of Kudus, the 22-year-old is offering a +400 to score at any time during the game, meaning a $100 wager could turn into a $500 payout. Motivated after scoring a brace in a World Cup, Kudus has proven he’s a certified scorer at Ajax. He has scored five goals in the Eredivisie, one in the domestic cup and four in the UEFA Champions League.
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