Ghana vs USA Betting Tips & Odds
Ghana vs USA
open their tournaments with their first matches at the 2014 World Cup
. The Group G match happens on June 16th, 2014 at 19:00 local time at Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. This is the group of death that also features Portugal and Germany in the same group!
This match will be extremely exciting. Ghana made it very far in the last World Cup in South Africa barely losing out to Uruguay thanks to Luis Suarez hand of God red card save. In FIFA rankings USA are #13 while Ghana are #37 so they are the underdogs but can never be written off. The Ghana team features a few stars including Michael Essien and Kevin Prince Boateng
. A good way to describe the Ghana team is fast, strong and athletic.
The Americans are a strange start to their tournament with their head coach emphatically stating their team isn't going to win and they need to win 7 games to win the tournament, which is almost true to some extent but maybe he is saying it to light a fire under their team to prove him wrong. Landon Donovan was left off the team for who knows what reason but the guy has experience and can still score goals. Not a popular decision but USA still have a strong team regardless. Their star players include goalkeeper Howard, Michael Bradley
, Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore
. When you look at the American team for their offense, they really have great players up front with a supporting attacking midfield that includes Michael Bradley who seems to have improved his game considerably since the last World Cup.
Ghana vs USA Odds at Bet365
These odds were taken from Bet365 sportsbook
which is one of the best sportsbooks around.
- Ghana win 29/20
- Draw 12/5
- USA win 21/10
- Over 2.5 goals 19/20
- Under 2.5 goals 17/20
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So much to choose from. Americans are ranked higher but still Europe doesn't really think of USA as being any threat but they really are a good team that seems to gain more experience as time goes on. At odds of 21/10 for USA to win, this is a nice payout for a team that might be a slight favourite but in the public's eyes, Ghana is considered the favourite. This game is closer to a coin toss so this is a nice edge to pick USA to win. Both teams will fight hard and a draw is quite possible as well with good odds on that happening too.
So we highly recommend betting Over 2.5 goals 19/20 odds, a great payout on a game that is surely to feature at least 3 goals.
Prop Bets Ghana vs USA
Prop bets are certainly more interesting to bet on than just who will win or if there will be a draw. If you think you can pick the exact score then you got some interesting odds to choose from:
- 2-1 Ghana win 17/2 odds
- 1-1 draw 11/2 odds
- 2-1 USA win 10/1 odds
If you like to gamble and want a bigger win, these prop bets are more interesting to choose from and if you get the exact score correct you get bragging rights plus a large payout. On top of this if you bet at Bet365 you can try their 0-0 Bore Draw where if you pick the exact score but no goals happen, you get your money back!
Goal Scoerer Props
Some interesting odds for goal scorers:
- Jozy Altidore 21/10 odds
- Clint Dempsey goal 9/4 odds
- Kevin-Prince Boateng goal 9/4
- Michael Bradley goal 4/1 odds
- Asamoah Gyan goal 8/5 odds
- Mubarak Wakaso goal 2/1 odds
When it comes to picking a goal scorer, this can be hit or miss. At least with these 2 teams and the way the tournament has played out so far, more goals seem to be happening so we like some of these odds. The 2 main Ghana strikers have a decent payout although the 2nd half odds might be more compelling.
Roxy, our resident World Cup Predicting Dog, has picked USA to win over Ghana.