A win will guarantee Ghana a trip to the playoffs, but whether Uruguay will allow itself to be beaten on December 2 is the answer in the forecast. What is the best bet?
Before the start of the group stage of the World Cup Ghana team was not considered a clear contender to make the playoffs – the favorites were definitely Portugal and Uruguay. In the first round, Otto Addo’s team faced Portugal and managed to fight the favorite, but failed to score any points. The 2-3 loss did not deprive the Black Stars of a chance at the playoffs.
In the second leg against South Korea, the Ghanaian team played more than solidly and converted all of its chances. The Black Stars took a 2-0 lead into halftime, but allowed their opponents to pull ahead in the second half. However, the decisive goal was scored by Mohammed Kudus and Ghana got the crucial three points in this game.
The Uruguayan team was expected to fight for a playoff berth, in which Diego Alonso’s team was considered the favorite along with Portugal. In the first round, however, the Heavenly Olympians frankly disappointed. In the match against South Korea, Uruguay did not justify the status of the favorite, creating a minimum of chances at the opponent’s goal, but at the same time did not miss and painted a dull zero draw.
In the second round, Uruguay faced Portugal, and against such an opponent could not be considered a favorite, especially against the background of the soccer shown in the first round. Serious resistance to the Portuguese “sky Olympians” did not have – Portugal scored twice and Uruguay had no more forces and opportunities to respond. Today, the “Olympians from heaven” no longer have the right to make a mistake.
The Uruguayan team was unassuming in the first two rounds, scoring only one point. At the same time, it is unlikely that the “heavenly Olympians” should be discounted, the team has already shown in qualification that knows how to adjust at the crucial moment, the selection of players allows them to set the maximum task. Ghana, despite the victory in the last round, has not shown outstanding soccer, the Uruguayans can cope with such an opponent.
We believe that the Africans have no chance.