Despite some decent performances at major tournaments, Portugal always tend to be priced up generously in the World Cup betting odds. Fernando Santos’ side are always tough to beat and they begin their World Cup 2022 campaign against Ghana at Stadium 974 on November 24th.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to dominate the headlines when it comes to Portugal’s World Cup campaign and the Manchester United icon has dismissed any talk of international retirement. Nevertheless, this is likely to be his final appearance at this tournament and he’ll be determined to lead his nation to glory in Qatar. Despite dropping points against both Serbia and the Republic of Ireland, Portugal enjoyed a relatively solid qualifying campaign and will arrive with plenty of confidence.
Ghana have been talked about as potential dark horses at the 2022 World Cup. The Black Stars reached the quarter final stage in 2010 and they will be looking to improve upon that seventh place finish. Although they’ve been drawn in a tough group, they do have plenty of top flight quality in their ranks with the likes of Thomas Partey, Inaki Williams and Tariq Lamptey all likely to feature. Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus is another player with Champions League experience.
If you’re thinking of backing Portugal to get off to a winning start, then you can back them at 1/2 with 10Bet. Ghana are dangerous opposition and are available at 11/2 with Betfred to spring an upset in the opening group game.