On the 28th of November at Education City Stadium, South Korea vs Ghana sees the two long-shot outside bets to win Group H – or to just escape the group – collide in a game that could put a lot of pressure on the favourites.
South Korea will look to spring fast, attacking moves centred around their speedy forwards, while Ghana might just aim to soak up the pressure and stifle the Asian side until an opportunity of their own presents itself.
Is this match destined to be a draw, or can one of them claw away an important victory? Here’s what the oddsmakers think about this clash.
- South Korea will try to pass the ball quickly around Ghana.
- Expect big tactical changes from Ghana if there’s a first-half goal.
- FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H betting and odds for South Korea vs Ghana.
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South Korea should go full-throttle to claim all three points
Led by Portuguese coach Paulo Bento, the Taegeuk Warriors will look to use their experience from the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers to both handle the heat and pick apart a potentially stubborn opponent. As they progressed, Bento emphasised the need for faster passes when attacking to disrupt the setup of stubborn teams.
The ever-improving Korea Republic side managed to claim second in the decisive round of AFC qualifying for Qatar 2022, winning seven of their ten games – all of which were against teams in the Middle East. This follows their Quarter-Finals finish at the 2019 Asian Cup at the hands of the eventual winners, Qatar, only losing to Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and the UAE in all competitions since.
The undisputed star of the show for South Korea is Heung-min Son. After successive stellar seasons for Spurs, he’s become a talisman and focal point for his nation. Now 30 years old, Son and fellow veterans Kim Young-gwon, Kim Seung-gyu, Jung Woo-young, and Kim Jin-su are hoping to escape the World Cup Group Stage for the first time since 2010.
Tactician Otto Addo will keep Korea on their toes
Otto Addo’s first head coach role has been nothing if not surprising so far, with the Hamburg-born Ghanaian pulling off an against-all-odds qualification to the World Cup in his very first two games. Still very green, reports from the Ghana camp say that his attention to detail and ability to relay tactical information to this rather lacking squad has been key.
This was perfectly showcased in the Black Stars’ second leg of the Third Round in the CAF 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. After a 0-0 result at home to the far stronger Nigeria, Ghana went 1-1 in the first half of the decisive match. So, Addo flipped from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2 to get more control in midfield and stifle attempts to sustain attacks. Since then, Ghana has also defeated Chile 3-1 on penalties and lost to Japan 4-1 in friendlies.
Ghana’s strength is in their midfield corps, boasting Iddrisu Baba, Kudus Mohammed, Thomas Partey, Jeffrey Schlupp, and Majeed Ashimeru as options. Goals have been tough to come by for the Black Stars, though, even with recent setups playing Jordan and André Ayew up top together.
Betting tips and odds on South Korea vs Ghana in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H
With the Korea Republic at 17/10 and Ghana at 19/10, it’s fair to say that the oddsmakers are having a tough time trying to call this FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H battle. With a draw given odds of 33/17, this is one of those rare games where all three outcomes are above evens by a good margin.
Given the persuasions of the coaches in South Korea vs Ghana, there will be many suitors for the Half-Time/Full-Time betting tab, with the Black Stars likely to adjust significantly at half-time if a goal has gone in. It’s this match that should offer up a clear preference to escape Group H, with them both at 11/1 to win it pre-tournament.
Watch South Korea vs Ghana live on the BBC at 1 pm in the UK.
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