AFCON 2021: Gabon vs Ghana prediction and betting tips (January 14)
Gabon hope to make it two wins in a row as they play Ghana in Round 2 of the AFCON group stage matches. The Black Stars lost their Round 1 game and want to bounce back to winning ways in this game.
Thomas Partey (Ghana) was solid in their last game against Morocco
Thomas Partey (Ghana) was solid in their last game against Morocco

Gabon play Ghana in Round 2 of Group C of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Friday, 14 January 2022. The match venue is Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde.

Betting tips and match prediction for the Gabon vs Ghana (January 14) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Gabon vs Ghana (January 14) latest betting odds

Gabon to win odds are set at 4.35 (+335 American; 67/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw are set at 3.08 (+208; 52/25), while Ghana to win odds are set at 2.00 (+100; evens).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Gabon — 22%, draw — 31%, Ghana — 47%.

Latest betting odds on Gabon vs Ghana (14 January 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.90 (+190; 19/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.38 (-260; 5/13)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Gabon — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ghana — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.47 (-212; 25/53)

Gabon vs Ghana (January 14) match preview and statistics

Gabon won their first match of the tournament, beating Comoros 1-0. They are top of the Group C table with three points and a +1 goal difference. The Panthers have three wins and two losses in their last five games.

Aaron Salem Boupendza scored the winning goal in the 16th minute of the first half with a left footed strike from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal, assisted by Louis Amaka Autchanga with a through pass. Guelor Kanga had a good game, completed three dribbles and made eight ball recoveries.

Comoros dominated the game in each of the top stats, from shots taken, chances created, accurate passes but as we would have it, the Panthers got the win.

Top stats: 37% possession, four total shots, three chances created, two shots on target, 193 accurate passes, 70% pass accuracy, 24 fouls conceded, one corner, four offsides, one yellow card.

Gabon team news: Aubameyang’s availability depends on his recovery.

Ghana lost 0-1 to Morocco in their Round 1 game. They are last in the group table with zero points and a -1 goal difference. The Black Stars have two wins, a draw and two losses in their last five games.

Top stats: 38% possession, five total shots, three chances created, zero big chances, two shots on target, 134 accurate passes, 64% pass accuracy, 21 fouls conceded, five corners, two yellow cards. Sofiane Boufal scored the winning goal for Morocco in the 83rd minute of the second half with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Thomas Partey had a good performance for the Black Stars, won nine duels, 2/3 dribbles succeded, one clearance, was fouled three times with four ball recoveries. Abdul Rahman Baba also caught the eyes, completed the most dribbles (4), had the most tackles (3), two interceptions and won eight duels.

Ghana team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Gabon vs Ghana H2H

Ghana have won the previous two meetings against Gabon. Their last meeting was a friendly game, the Black Stars won 2-1 in the match.

Gabon vs Ghana (January 14) key players and lineups

Gabon projected starting lineup:

  • Jean Noel Amonome
  • Lloyd Palun
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • Sidney Obissa
  • Johan Obiang
  • Mario Lemina
  • Andre Poko
  • Denis Bouanga
  • Louis Ameka Autchanga
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Aaron-Salem Boupendza

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is a key player to watch out for. All roads point that he’ll be available for this game. The team is banking on Aubameyang to score in this match. Louis Ameka Autchanga is another player to watch out for. He assisted the winner in their last game against Comoros. Autchanga needs to have a better performance in this game.

Ghana projected starting lineup:

  • Joseph Wollacott
  • Andy Yiadom
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Alexander Djiku
  • Abdul Baba Rahman
  • Thomas Partey
  • Idrissu Baba
  • Joseph Paintsil
  • Andre Ayew
  • Jordan Ayew

Thomas Partey was solid in their last game against Morocco. He won nine duels, 2/3 dribbles, one clearance, was fouled three times with four ball recoveries in the match. Partey dropping another good performance will increase their chances of getting a win. Andre Ayew needs to get on the scoresheet in this match. Last game he had only one shot on target. Ayew has to pick up his scoring boots.

Gabon vs Ghana (January 14) betting tips and prediction

Gabon’s campaign started out with a win against Comoros. They are top of the group standings ahead of this game. Ghana, on the other hand, lost their Round 1 game to Morocco. They are set to make a comeback in this tie against Gabon. The Black Stars have won the previous two meetings between both teams. Putting both teams in form for a minute, Ghana have a better starting lineup than Gabon, this can pretty much be the difference in a game like this.

It’s very unlikely the Black Stars lose two back-to-back games, going for Ghana to win or draw (double chance) is a great option. The odds are in the Ghanaians favour to win this game. Also, two goals are the expected number of goals, it falls in the under 2.5 range.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ghana

Odds: 2.20 (+12 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.38 (-260 American; 5/13 Fractional)

Football AFCON 2021 . Group C. Round 2
Gabon — Ghana
Lost
Asian handicap (-0.25) on Ghana
2.20
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