Ghana – Chile Prediction Prediction and Tips for today, June 13, 2022
Football: KIRIN CUP (JAPAN) – 3RD PLACE
Kick-off: 07:15 Ghana – Chile
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 0:0 LOST
Ghana – Chile Match Preview
- A 4-1 defeat to Japan on Friday consigned Ghana to the third/fourth place play-off match in the Kirin Cup, where they meet fellow semi-final losers, Chile. Whilst this serves as only the second-ever meeting between these sides, it’s easy to see why Ghana are battling it out for the bronze medal and not the gold considering they have just one win from their last nine internationals (D4, L4) and that came against FIFA’s 102nd ranked side, Madagascar (3-0).
- Only two of those nine games saw Ghana keep a clean sheet, which appears a clear area of improvement for Otta Addo’s side, who unlike Chile, will be making an appearance in Qatar later in the year. These Kirin Cup fixtures mark a clear step-up in preparations for what looks like a tricky World Cup Group H for Ghana, with Addo using this game as an opportunity for his side to become accustomed to how South American teams play before meeting Uruguay in Qatar.
- Chile couldn’t be arriving into this clash in much worse form, with four successive losses ahead of this bronze medal match, three of which even saw them trail at half-time. With the previous H2H (1-1) also seeing Chile concede before the break, it’s clear that improving their performances in the opening 45’ should be a priority if they’re to claim third place.
- Confidence may be low though, after an underwhelming World Cup Qualification campaign saw Chile miss out on a spot at the Qatar World Cup, and their poor form to end that qualification cycle has clearly carried forward. Chile are now four games without as much as a goal, which comes despite averaging a whopping 11.25 shots per game, perhaps indicating that a lack of cutting-edge is to blame for Chile’s current plight.
- Players to watch: Ghana’s Jordan Ayew has netted the game’s first goal in four of his last seven international goalscoring appearances. In similar fashion, Chile’s Ben Brereton Díaz has opened the scoring with two of his four international goals.
- Hot stat: Ghana have never beaten a CONMEBOL opponent before (D2, L5).