Portugal go into the tournament among the bookies’ favourites to lift the trophy at +1400. This is the sixth consecutive time they have made it to the finals having reached fourth place at Germany 2006 and the Last 16 in 2010 and 2018. At +35000, Ghana aren’t expected to go far but that’s not to say they won’t give their Group H rivals a run for their money. Otto Addo’s team just edged South Africa to win their qualifying group with a superior head-to-head record, and similarly, secured their place at Qatar 2022 by the skin of their teeth – beating Nigeria in the Third Round play-offs on away goals. So luck has been shining on them in the tournament so far.
Portugal took the long route to the finals after finishing as runners-up to Serbia in their qualifying group. They went into the play-offs as top seeds and beat Turkey 3-1 in the semi-finals and North Macedonia 2-0 in the final to book their ticket back in March. Fernando Santos’ men limbered up for the final with a friendly against African opposition last week, and looked pretty comfortable as they fired four past Nigeria in Lisbon with Bruno Fernandes bagging a brace.
Portugal vs Ghana: odds
Portugal are the bookies’ bet at 1.40 with most betting houses, Ghana are at 9.15 while a draw is priced at 5.30.
The two teams have only met once before – at the 2014 World Cup group stage in what turned out to be a close game, sentenced in the last 10 minute by a Cristiano Ronaldo winner.
Who are you rooting for today?
Ghana or Portugal