World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Zimbabwe vs Ghana prediction and betting tips (October 12)
Ghana got a 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe in the first leg of the fixture on Cape Coast. Will Ghana get all three points to keep pace with table-toppers South Africa?
Thomas Partey (right) scored the second goal in Ghana’s 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe
Thomas Partey (right) scored the second goal in Ghana’s 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe will play Ghana in the fourth game of Group G of the CAF qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.

The match will start at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 12 October 2021. The match venue is National Sports Stadium, Harare.

Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for the Ghana vs Zimbabwe (October 12) matchup in the 2022 World Cup qualification.

Zimbabwe vs Ghana (October 12) latest odds on betting sites

Zimbabwe has their winning odds placed at 5.75 (+475 American; 19/4 Fractional). Ghana has their winning odds placed at 2.38 (+138; 11/8). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.30 (+230; 23/10).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Zimbabwe — 19%, draw — 26%, Ghana — 55%.

Latest betting odds on Zimbabwe vs Ghana (12 October 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.67 (-150; 2/3)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Zimbabwe — 1.89 (-112; 89/100)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Ghana — 1.93 (-108; 93/100)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)

Zimbabwe vs Ghana (October 12) match preview and stats

Zimbabwe suffered another defeat against the Black Stars as they are currently last in the table with one point. Knowledge Musona pulled one goal back for the Warriors after Kudus opened the scoreline for the Black Stars. Goals from Partey and Ayew ensured Zimbabwe suffered back-to-back defeats in the qualifiers.

Zimbabwe has just one point in three games as they have scored just one goal and have conceded four goals. The Warriors qualified for the Africa Nations Cup after finishing second in their qualification table with eight points. Zimbabwe scored six goals and conceded eight goals in their Africa Cup of Nations qualification group.

Zimbabwe has never qualified for the World Cup and will be looking to make their first appearance in Qatar. Zimbabwe needs a massive win against Ghana to keep their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive.

Zimbabwe team news: All players are fit and available for the game.

Ghana thrashed Zimbabwe by three goals to one in their qualifiers game on Saturday. Mohammed Kudus opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a low finish from outside the box. Knowledge Musona levelled the scoreline for the spot after a player was brought down.

Thomas Partey scored a fantastic goal after winning the ball back as he found the bottom left corner. Andre Ayew made it 3-1 as he nodded home a nice cross to secure all three points for the Black Stars.

Ghana won their opening game against Ethiopia by a goal to nil and lost their second game against South Africa by a goal to nil. The Black Stars have been in good form as they finished top of their group during the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ghana has won just two games in their last five games as they sit in second place in the qualifiers group. The Black Stars have six points as they have scored four goals and have conceded two goals. Ghana qualified for their first World Cup in 2006 and has now played in three consecutive World Cup group stages. The Black Stars reached the quarter-final of the World Cup in 2010 where they were knocked out on penalties by Uruguay. The group is a very tight one with South Africa at the top and Ghana will need a massive win against Zimbabwe to keep pace with the Bafana Bafana.

Ghana team news: All players are fit and are in contention for the game.

Ghana vs Zimbabwe H2H

Ghana has won four of their last seven games against Zimbabwe losing just one match.

Ghana got a 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe in the first leg of the fixture.

Zimbabwe vs Ghana (October 12) key players and lineups

Zimbabwe projected starting lineup:

  • Washington Arubi
  • Perfect Chikwende
  • Teenage Hadebe
  • Alec Mudimu
  • Brendan Galloway
  • Blessing Sarupinda
  • Thabani Kamusoko
  • Marshall Munetsi
  • Khama Billiat
  • Knowledge Musona
  • Knox Mutizwa

Notable subs: Ishmael Wadi, Farai Madhanaga.

Knowledge Musona scored Zimbabwe’s only goal in their 3-1 defeat against Ghana at Cape Coast. Musona has one goal in the qualifiers after blasting a shot into the back of the net from the penalty spot. The Zimbabwe international joined Lokeren in 2019 and has scored one goal. Musona has scored 23 goals in 47 appearances.

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.

Thomas Partey scored the second goal in Ghana’s 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe. Partey is one of the best midfielders in the world with his incredible ability to win the ball back and progress the ball, as he showcased it in his beautiful goal after winning the ball back high up the pitch.

Andre Ayew scored the last goal in their last game as they secured a 3-1 victory. Ayew is the captain of the national team and is very important to the team.

Zimbabwe vs Ghana (October 12) betting tips and predictions

Zimbabwe suffered a 3-1 defeat in their last game against Ghana as they sit at the bottom of the qualifiers table. The Warriors will need a massive victory to still have hope of qualifying for the World Cup. Zimbabwe has just one point and has scored one goal while conceding four goals with an expected goal of +1. The Warriors have just one win in their last 10 matches.

Ghana bounced back from their defeat against South Africa as they thrashed Zimbabwe 3-1 in their last game. The Black Stars remained second in the table as they kept on putting pressure on first-place South Africa. Ghana has six points as they have scored four goals and have conceded two goals in the qualifiers. The Black Stars are just one point behind South Africa in what looks to be an interesting and competitive table. They need to get all three points against Zimbabwe as they look to make their fourth appearance in the World Cup. Ghana has very good attacking players in Jordan Ayew and Andrew Ayew with Thomas Partey also sitting at the centre of the midfield.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.75) on Ghana

Odds: 1.93 (-108 American; 93/100 Fractional)

Football FIFA World Cup 2022 . African qualifiers. Round 2. Matchday 4
Zimbabwe — Ghana
Asian handicap (-0.75) on Ghana
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