With their recent loss to Portugal, Ghana is desperate for a win. And now, they face one of the Asian football giants South Korea. South Korea's also facing hunger for victory. Since their last match against Uruguay ended in a draw, the South Korean team needs a win to ensure a spot in the second stage of the World Cup.
Both South Korea and Ghana have everything to lose in this matchup. Even with a draw, both teams face the probability of elimination from the FIFA World Cup. Likewise, the said squads need the bag the win in all of their future matches in the Group Stage to ensure a spot in the tournament's next round.
Head to Head and History of South Korea vs Ghana!
Over the years, both Ghana and South Korea evolved in their football game. While the team equal wins over each other, tomorrow's match will be a tie-breaker of sorts. It's not just about their history; South Korea and Ghana depend on the match to decide their future in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The first match Ghana and South Korea played was in 1982. Here, the Ghanaian team drew the first blood. And the following year, Korean Republic won their second bout. Ghana and South Korea won four games in nine matches, each with one tie.
Both teams, Ghana and South Korea are world-class squads. They would be in the FIFA 2022 World Cup if they weren't. Ghana took the last match, but many fans believe that it will be South Korea who'll bag the win.
Match Prediction and Possible Lineups
Despite how even the team appears on paper, once South Korea and Ghana take the field, it will be on the players to decide who will be taking the victory. Likewise, the fan base remains equally divided on their predictions. However, with the South Korean team's talent, we believe they will take this match with a single-goal lead.
Possible Lineup of South Korean Team:
- Goalkeeper: Kim Seung-Gyu
- Defenders: Kim Jin-Su, Kim Moon-Hwan, Kim Young-Gwon, and Kim Min-Jae.
- Midfielders: Jung Woo-Young, Hwang In-Beom, Son Heung-Min, Lee Jae-Sung, and Na Sang-ho.
- Forward: Hwang Ui-jo.
Possible Lineup of Ghana:
- Goalkeeper: Lawrence Ati-Zigi.
- Defenders: Baba Rahman, Mohammed Salisu, Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey, and Alidu Seidu.
- Midfielders: Mohammed Kudus, Salis Abdul Samed, and Thomas Partey.
- Forwards: Inaki Williams and Andre Ayew.
Players To Watch and Betting Odds:
Besides, the players in both teams have much to achieve. However, this is their prime moment to earn a name for themselves. And so, the players to watch in this match will be the goalies, Lawrence and Seung-Gyu. Likewise, the Korean defence line looks strong, so keeping a close eye on Ghana's stickers will be necessary.
Unlike most of the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches, fans remain relatively divided, with half of the fans betting on Korea and others putting their money on Ghana. If we are talking about numbers, 38% of the fans are betting on South Korea. Likewise, 31% of the watchers placed their bets on Ghana, and the other 31% bet the match would end with a draw.
Kick-Off Time: Ghana Vs. South Korea:
South Korea vs Ghana will kick off as the second match on November 28 will Kick off at 4:00 PM UTC+03:00. Following that time frame, the match wills start at 10:00 PM UTC+09:00 for South Korea. And for Ghana, the match will kick off at 1:00 PM UTC±00.