World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana vs Nigeria prediction and betting tips (March 25)
Nigeria finished top of their qualification table with 13 points as they qualified for the final. Will the Super Eagles get a win over Ghana in the first leg of the qualifiers?
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) scored a goal in the 1-1 draw against Cape Verde
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) scored a goal in the 1-1 draw against Cape Verde

Ghana will play Nigeria in the first leg of the CAF qualifier play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The match will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 25 March 2022. The match venue is Baba Yaro Sports Stadium, Kumasi. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for the Ghana vs Nigeria (March 25) matchup in the final stage of the 2022 World Cup qualification.

Ghana vs Nigeria latest odds on betting site

Ghana has their winning odds placed at 2.71 (+171 American; 171/100 Fractional). Nigeria has their winning odds placed at 2.82 (+182; 91/50). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.00 (+200; 2/1).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Ghana — 35%, draw — 32%, Nigeria — 33%.

Latest betting odds on Ghana vs Nigeria (25 March 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.43 (-233; 43/100)
  • To qualify Ghana — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
  • To qualify Nigeria — 1.62 (-161; 31/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.34 (+134; 67/50)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.65 (-154; 13/20)

Ghana vs Nigeria match preview and statistics

Ghana got a 1-0 victory over South Africa in their last qualifiers game. The Black Stars were awarded a penalty in the 30th minute due to a foul in the box. Andre Ayew converted the penalty with a left-footed shot to the bottom right corner as they finished top of the group.

Ghana had 40% ball possession and completed 154 passes. The Black Stars had 14 shots with four being on target. Ghana created two big chances and had six corners during the game.

The Black Stars finished top of the table with 13 points. Ghana scored the most goals in the group (7) while conceding three goals with a difference of +4. The Black Stars were awful during the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana was knocked out in the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations after they finished last with one point. The Black stars suffered a 2-3 defeat to Comoros in their last AFCON game as they failed to make the knockout stages. Ghana scored three goals while conceding five goals with a difference of -2.

Ghana team news: Abdul Rahman Baba is a doubt for the game with a knock. Kamaldeen Suleman is out of the game with a back injury.

Nigeria drew their last qualifier game against Cape Verde as they played to a 1-1 draw. Victor Osimhen opened the scoreline in the first minute with a nice finish into the net. Stopira levelled the scoreline as they shared a point in the game with one point being enough for Nigeria to qualify.

The Super Eagles finished top of the group with 13 points. Nigeria won four games, drew one and suffered one defeat. The Super Eagles scored the most goals in the group with nine goals while conceding three goals with a difference of +6.

Nigeria was brilliant during the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles won all the games and were brilliant all through the games. Nigeria finished top of the group with nine points. The Super Eagles scored the most goals in their group with six goals while conceding the fewest goals (1) with a goal difference of +5.

Nigeria was knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the Round of 16. The Super Eagles suffered a 0-1 defeat to Tunisia in the Round of 16 as Alex Iwobbi was sent off from the game. Nigeria has won three of their last five games in all competitions.

Nigeria team news: Wilfred Ndidi is a doubt with a knee injury. Maduka Okoye is out of the game with illness. Alex Iwobi is suspended for the game after he was sent off in their 0-1 defeat to Tunisia.

Ghana vs Nigeria H2H

Ghana has won three of the last four meetings between both sides.

Two of the last four meetings have ended in over 2.5 goals.

Ghana vs Nigeria lineups and key players

Ghana projected starting lineup:

  • Lawrence Ati-Zigi
  • Mohammed Kudus
  • Jonathan Mensah
  • Alexander Djiku
  • Gideon Mensah
  • Iddrisu Baba
  • Thomas Partey
  • Yaw Yeboah
  • Majeed Ashimeru
  • Andre Ayew
  • Jordan Ayew

Notable subs: Emmanuel Lomotey and Joel Fameyeh.

Andre Ayew scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory over South Africa. The Ghanian international has scored one goal in the qualifiers while providing two key passes. Ayew scored one goal during the Africa Cup of Nations while providing one key pass.

Nigeria projected starting lineup:

  • Francis Uzoho
  • William Troost-Ekong
  • Ola Aina
  • Leon Balogun
  • Zaidu Sanusi
  • Samuel Chukwueze
  • Joe Aribo
  • Moses Simon
  • Emmanuel Dennis
  • Victor Osimhen

Notable subs: Henry Onyekuru, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Samuel Kalu.

Victor Osimhen scored a goal in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Cape Verde. The Nigerian international has scored three goals during the qualifiers while providing three assists. Osimhen has provided eight key passes. Osimhen has been brilliant in his club this season with 11 goals in 20 games while providing 12 key passes.

Ghana vs Nigeria predictions and betting tips

Two of the last four meetings between both sides have ended in over 2.5 goals. Two of the last four Ghana’s games in all competitions have ended in over 2.5 goals. One of the last three Nigeria’s games has ended in over 2.5 goals. There are lots of top strikers in this fixture looking like there will be goals in the game. I predict over 2.5 goals.

Nigeria is the stronger team in this fixture as they showed their ability during the Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana was very poor during the Africa Cup of Nations as they failed to even win one game. I predict Nigeria to win the game.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.60 (+160 American; 8/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Nigeria to win

Odds: 2.82 (+182 American; 91/50 Fractional)

Football FIFA World Cup 2022 . CAF qualifiers. Play-offs
Ghana — Nigeria
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
2.60
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