Teams in Group H - A Group with a Small Margin for Error
Only one slip-up can cost teams qualification in Group H. Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, and Ghana have all qualified for the knockout stages in previous tournaments, and they all know what it takes to get to the Round of 16. But which two teams will qualify from Group H in this World Cup? Let’s find out.
Ghana - Can the Black Stars Repeat their 2010 World Cup Heroics?
The Ghanaians didn’t qualify for the World Cup in Russia and were pretty bad in Brazil four years before that. However, their countrymen still have fond memories of the Black Stars’ 2010 WC performances when Ghana got to the quarter-finals. But can they do it again?
We think they might progress to the knockout stages, but we also know that this Ghanaian side is miles apart in terms of quality from the one in 2010. If the Black Stars are to have any chance, players like Thomas Partey and Jordan Ayew will have to be at the top of their game.
Portugal - Can Ronaldo Win It for Portugal in His 5th and Final World Cup?
Cristiano Ronaldo has played in four World Cups and has seven goals in 17 matches. Even though he is long past his prime, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is still one of the favourites for the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards. We have a feeling he will once again be an inspirational figure for his nation and think he can take this talented Portugal side far in Qatar.
So, Portugal to win Group H? Sign us up.
South Korea - Will the Tenacious South Koreans Achieve Qualification?
South Korea had its best World Cup tournament 20 years ago when they clinched fourth on home soil. Since then, though, they have only got as far as the Round of 16 and they did that only once.
The South Koreans will rely heavily on their top star and captain Son Heung-min. However, if they are to progress from Group H, Son and Co will have to hit the ground running instantly and beat the Uruguayans in their first match of the World Cup. If they don’t, there will be tears for the Taegeuk Warriors before the tournament has even got going.
Uruguay - Can Uruguay’s Two 35-Year-Old Strikers Turn Back the Clock?
Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are both 35 and this is more than likely their last World Cup. However, despite their age, these two can still score bags of goals and, at least in the World Cup group stage, should be full of energy and raring to go.
The Uruguayans are the second-favourites to win Group H according to World Cup bookmakers, and we tend to agree with that assessment. If you are looking for a wager with good chances of coming to fruition, Uruguay to qualify for the knockout stages sounds like a decent bet.
WC Group H Winner Betting Odds
The Portuguese are the favourites with World Cup bookmakers and come with pretty enticing WC Group H winner betting odds. Uruguay is also considered a team that can win Group H and gets even higher odds than Portugal. Bookies give Ghana and South Korea massive betting odds, but it is fair to say that backing them to win Group H is a long shot.