Ghana vs United States 06/16/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group G Pick and Preview
United States vs Ghana
Monday 16th June 2014 23:00(GMT)
The Line: Ghana Draw United States See the Latest Odds
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The United States and Ghana both know that they face an uphill battle for qualification with Portugal and Germany favourites to qualify from the proverbial group of death. Jurgen Klinsmann caused astir in the states when he left Landon Donovan out of the United States squad. I cant really understand the decision , Donovan is a much better player than most of the United states squad it just doesnt make sense. Clint Dempsey will now shoulder the majority of the pressure and with Josie Altdore looking set to start up front Dempsey may have to be the goal scorer. Tim Howard will give a solid base at the back to build on with Jones, Bradley , Johnson key through the center.
Ghana come into this game off the back of an impressive win over south korea. Ayew netted a hat trick and ex sundeland striker Gyan also found the net. But the United States should represent a much tougher challenge for Ghana, and the Africans will look to star men Boateng, Asamoah , Muntari in the midfield to bring the fight to the US. Physically Ghana look like they will play a fast counter attacking style and with Jordan and Andre Ayew have speed to burn up front.
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I think these two teams are well matched and I think that this game could finish in a stalemate. The World Cup has had no draws so far and I think we are probably due a couple, Monday the 16th could give us those couple and I am taking the draw here. Not just for the reason that we are due one but for the facts that both the United States and Ghana look really well matched and I think it will be hard to seperate them. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo