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World Cup Match Preview: Ghana vs. USA

World Cup Match Preview: Ghana vs. USA

Match Date: 16 June 2014 (local time)

Venue: Natal

 

Ghana

When the Black Stars reached the quarterfinals in 2010, Kwesi Appiah is hopeful that they will make a stronger finish in Brazil. This is despite the threats elicited by other2014 FIFA World Cuphopefuls such as the heavy favorite Germany, Portugal and of course, their upcoming opponent, USA.

 

The Ghanian contingent sports a strong midfield, which could open up different goal-scoring opportunities for the squad. Appiah further reaffirms this when he included the well-loved Schalke player, Kevin Prince Boateng in his provisional list.

 

Appiah is also expecting that experience will give them the edge in their matches, thus, it is not surprising to see the names of Micahel Essien and Kwadwo Asamoah grace the above-mentioned list.

 

And of course, consider the Ghanian squad incomplete if the strikers, Jordan and Andre Ayew are out of the list.

 

Ghana is one of the promising teams in the competition. But the promise should readily deliver results.

 

USA

Just like other squads participating in the tournament, USA ambitions a much better performance.

 

Aware that they are the group’s least favorite, the team needs to work harder than its opponents. After a difficult start during the qualifiers, certain doubts loomed over their ability to progress in the competition. Skepticism further increased when the squad lost to Ukraine in a friendly.

 

Due to the above-mentioned incidents, its head honcho, Jurgen Klinsmann takes the center stage as the world awaits on how far they can go if he opted to stick to its US’ based playe

 

Prediction: Ghana

Handing over an Asian handicap of 0-0.5, Ghana is the match’s favorite and is pitted to win at a profitable value of 2.17.

 

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