Ghana take on Comoros in Round 3 of Group C of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. The match venue is Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua.
Latest betting odds
Ghana to win odds are situated at 1.30 (-330 American; 10/33 Fractional), the odds for a draw are situated at 4.85 (-385; 77/20), while Comoros to win odds are situated at 12.00 (+1100; 11/1).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Ghana — 72%, draw — 20%, Comoros — 8%.
Latest betting odds on Ghana vs Comoros (18 January 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.28 (+128; 32/25)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Asian handicap (-1.25) on Ghana — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Asian handicap (+1.25) on Comoros — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 3.20 (+220; 11/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.33 (-300; 1/3)
Match preview and statistics
Ghana are third in Group C standings with one point and a -1 goal difference. They have two losses and a draw in their last three matches. The Black Stars drew 1-1 with Gabon in their Round 2 match on Friday.
Andre Ayew opened the scoring in the 18th minute of the first half with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Thomas Partey. Jim Allevinah levelled the scoring in the 88th minute with a left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Guelor Kanga.
Benjamin Tetteh got a red card for violent conduct after the game ended. Mind you, Tetteh was brought on in the 90th minute of the match. Thomas Partey provided an assist, created three chances, gave two key passes, two dribbles, two interceptions and made four ball recoveries in the game.
Top stats: 52% possession, six total shots, six chances created, one shot on target, 275 accurate passes, 76% pass accuracy, 21 fouls conceded, three corners, one offside, four yellow cards, one red card.
Ghana team news: Iddrisu Baba is unavailable due to injury, while Benjamin Tetteh is sidelined due to a red card suspension.
Comoros are last in the group table with zero points and a -3 goal difference. They have three losses and a draw in their last four games. The Coelacanths lost 0-2 to Morocco in their Round 2 game on Friday.
Team statistics: 41% possession, seven total shots, five chances created, zero big chances, zero shots on target, 254 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, eight fouls conceded, one corner, two yellow cards.
Selim Amallah gave Morocco the lead in the 16th minute of the game with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Youssef En-Nesyri had the chance to put them two goals up but failed to convert the penalty in the 83rd minute of the second half. Salim Ben Boina saved the shot in the centre of the goal.
Zakaria Aboukhlal doubled the lead for the Atlas Lions in the 88th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Selim Mallah. The goal was awarded following the VAR review.
Comoros team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.
Ghana vs Comoros H2H
Both teams have gone head-to-head two times, Ghana have one win and a draw from the meetings. Their last meeting was in the CAF World Cup qualifiers 2nd Round, the Black Stars won two goals to nil.
Key players and lineups
Ghana projected starting lineup:
- Joseph Wolacott
- Baba Abdul Rahman
- Daniel Amartey
- Alexander Djiku
- Andy Yiadom
- Thomas Partey
- Edmund Addo
- Daniel-Kofi Kyereh
- Kamal Suleymana
- Andre Ayew
- Jordan Ayew
Andre Ayew is the key player to watch out for. He scored his first goal of the tournament in the last game against Gabon. Ayew wants to score again in this tie and help the team make it to the knockouts.
Thomas Partey is a player to watch out for. He has been controlling the midfield and delivering good performances for the team since the start of the tournament. Partey created three chances, gave two key passes, two dribbles, two interceptions, made four ball recoveries in the game and assisted Ayew’s goal in their Round 2 game.
Comoros projected starting lineup:
- Salim Ben Boina
- Kassim Abdallah
- Nadjim Abdou
- Younn Zahary
- Kassim M'Dahoma
- Rafidine Abdullah
- Fouad Bachirou
- Faiz Selemani
- Mohamed M'Changama
- Said Bakari
- Nakibou Aboubakari
The key player to watch out for is Salim Ben Boina. Despite conceding two goals, Boina made seven saves, four diving saves, six saves inside the box, one punch, two high saves and saved one penalty. He made amazing saves in the last match against Morocco. If he pulls off the same performance against Ghana, it’ll be hard for them to score.
Fouad Bachirou is a player to watch out for. The team hasn’t scored a single goal in the tournament. He has to wear his scoring boots for the match and end the goal drought.
Betting tips and prediction
Ghana are third in the group table with a draw and a loss, while Comoros are last with two straight losses. The Black Stars have scored only one goal and aim for a win in this game to make it to the knockouts. They have a better team and a better performance is expected from them.
Comoros have been dropping average performances, in the last game against Morocco, they couldn’t create any big chances and didn’t have a single shot on target. It’s a crucial match for both parties, the winner will take third place. Predictions are Ghana to win, and over 1.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Ghana to win
Odds: 1.30 (-330 American; 10/33 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)