Guinea vs Ghana Prediction – U23 AFCON 2023

Guinea vs Ghana Prediction – U23 AFCON 2023
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A place in the U23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final is up for grabs as Guinea and Ghana draw swords on Thursday. Which of these teams will be left standing after 90 minutes?

How Both Teams Measure Up On The Group Table

Heading into their final group game, Guinea are currently in second-place; they are three points behind Group A leaders Morocco, with three points. On the other hand, Ghana find themselves in third place; they are currently tied on points with today's opponents, but below on goal difference. Keeping that in mind, the Black Meteors need to win this match, as any other result would eliminate them from this competition. In contrast, Guinea will go through if they don't lose today.

Guinea vs Ghana Prediction 1: Ghana to Win

This is an interesting pick considering Ghana just suffered a humiliating 5-1 loss at the hands of Morocco a couple of days ago. However, that was the Black Meteors' first loss in seven matches across all competitions. Ibrahim Tanko's men had looked unbeatable up until that loss; they had four wins and two draws in six games before Tuesday's showdown with Morocco. On the other hand, Guinea won just two of their last five matches; and like the Black Meteors, they also lost to Morocco in this tournament. Taking everything into account, we are fairly confident that Ibrahim Tanko's boys will bounce back with a victory today.

Prediction 2: Goals At Both Ends

It's important to point out that Guinea and Ghana have scored and conceded more than their fair share of goals recently. The Black Meteors have seen their defense breached seven times in their last two matches alone, they kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches. Conversely, Ghana found the back of the net in all of their last 14 matches in all competitions. It may interest you to know that both teams got on the scoresheet in seven of Ghana's last nine matches. Bearing in mind that Guinea's two group matches featured goals at both ends, we believe that both teams will score.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals

Lastly, let's explore the over/under goals market for our last Guinea vs Ghana prediction. We've already established that Ghana conceded seven times in two group games. On that note, it's no surprise that we're taking the over option for this match. Ghana's group matches so far have been on the high-scoring side; their opening match was a five-goal thriller, while their second game featured six goals. Likewise, Guinea's two group games also went above the 2.5 goal mark. All things considered, we should expect the goals to flow in this match.

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