South Korea have not scored in three of their past five World Cup finals games
– Ghana have kept clean sheets in three of their last five senior internationals
– Recommended Bet: Back South Korea Under 0.5 goals
Ghana and South Korea are both facing the prospect of an early flight home if they do not improve in their World Cup 2022 Group H clash at Education City Stadium on Monday.
The Black Stars gave Portugal a scare in a 3-2 defeat in their opening game, but ultimately finished with no points to show for their efforts.
The Taeguk Warriors held Uruguay to a goalless draw in a match that featured no shots on target and showed them to be somewhat short of creativity or poise in the penalty box.
Two of South Korea’s substitutes against Uruguay pressed their claims for inclusion from the start against Ghana with midfielder Lee Kang-In particularly impressive after coming on for Na Sang-ho.
Cho Gue-Sung could also displace Hwang Ui-jo, who missed a great chance to score in the 34th minute.
Hee Chan Hwang, who featured in all three of the Taeguk warriors group games four years ago, is still dealing with a hamstring strain and looks a doubt.
Heung-Min Son, who wore a protective mask against Uruguay after his recent eye socket fracture, came through the game unscathed.
For Ghana, striker Andre Ayew and right-back Alidu Seidu trained apart from the group on Friday, but they are not in danger of missing Monday’s game.
Otto Addo has no injury concerns with only a possible change of formation exercising the mind of the Black stars head coach.
He could switch to a back four to accom
modate goalscoring substitute Osman Bukari with Mohammed Salisu’s place at risk if that is his choice.
Both the nations meet at lunchtime on Monday
Uruguay and Paulo Bento’s Taeguk Warriors played to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday afternoon. The South Americans were favoured, but the Taeguk Warriors only let them get one shot on goal. Ghana almost got a point against Portugal later that day, but they took the wrong step. But Inaki Williams lost his balance in the last seconds of a 3-2 loss when the goal was right in front of him.
Here’s what you need to know about this pair’s upcoming meeting.
South Korea vs Ghana
Location: Doha, Qatar
Stadium: Education City Stadium
Date: Monday 28 November
Kick-off Time: 13:00 GMT / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT
Current Form (Last Five Games)
South Korea: WDWWD