Prediction and Betting Advice for Egypt vs Ghana | Sports News Today, Jan 18, 2024

On Thursday, Advice for Egypt vs Ghana will play their second group-stage encounter of the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 (AFCON) at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

Egypt, the record champions and runners-up from the previous tournament, did not get off to the ideal start in the tournament as Mozambique held them to a 2-2 draw in their opening game.

They took the lead in the second minute through a goal from Mostafa Mohamed, who was assisted by Mohamed Salah, who was playing well. After the interval, Mozambique came back stronger than ever, overcoming the deficit with two goals in the final three minutes of play.

The seven-time champions were handed a penalty in injury time late in the game, which was a fortunate break for them. Salah salvaged a point for his team by converting the spot with perfect accuracy.

Ghana, the four-time champions in the competition, suffered an upset at this year’s AFCON when they lost 2-1 to Cape Verde. Jordan Ayew’s assist allowed Alexander Djiku to tie the score for them in the 56th minute, but Garry Rodrigues scored the game-winning goal for Cape Verde in injury time.

Ghana must win this game, and the 2021 runners-up must also win to guarantee a spot in the top two of the Group B table.

Advice for Egypt vs Ghana Head-to-Head and Important Stats

There have been 23 meetings between the two teams in all competitions so far. Egypt leads the head-to-head record 12–5, having won 5 of the games and drawn 6 of them.

The Pharaohs won 3-1 overall and the match ended in a 1-1 draw when they last faced off in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Four times at the AFCON have their paths crossed; the seven-time winners have won two of the meetings, while the other one resulted in a draw. In their last 15 encounters with their northern opponents, Ghana has only won twice, and that victory came in a friendly.

Ghana vs. Egypt Prediction

In the first game of the season, the Pharaohs maintained their excellent play, scoring two goals for the third straight game. They will try to improve on their defensive record in this game as they surrendered twice for the first time in seven games, which is interesting.

They should be optimistic about another successful performance because they are unbeaten in their last four games with Ghana, having won three of them. They are heavy favorites because they have only lost once in their last 15 games across all competitions, winning 12 of them.

The Black Stars have only won one of their last six games in all competitions, which is a dismal run of play. In that time, they have lost three games and failed to score in four others. They have lost six of their last ten AFCON games and have only won one, which raises alarms.

Mohammed Kudus has recovered from a knock, so head coach Chris Hughton should be able to rely on him for this important game, which could increase their attacking potency.

Egypt should be able to win by a slim margin, nevertheless, given the two sides’ current form and their superior performance in the most recent AFCON.

Ghana vs. Egypt Betting Advice

1 Advice: Egypt vs Ghana will win.

2 Advice: Objectives – Over/Under 2.5 – Over 2.5 objectives

3 Advice: There should be at least one goal scored in the second half.

4 Advice: Mo Salah will always score and/or assist

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