Both sides have been in fine scoring form of late and Willie Duncan expects that trend to continue when they meet in the last eight of the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday eveningGhana claimed a dramatic 3-2 victory over Portugal on Wednesday to book their place in the last eight of the Under-20 World Cup to set up what looks likely to be a highly entertaining quarter-final clash with Chile in Istanbul on Sunday evening.
Sellas Tetteh’s men scraped through the group phase of the competition but will surely have grown in confidence following their last 16 win over the Portuguese, and Ghana can be backed at 15/8 (2.88) with Paddy Power to make the semi-finals by winning this weekend.
Chile also struck late in their last 16 tie to see off the challenge of Croatia and the South Americans are chalked up as 5/4 (2.25) favourites with Paddy Power to win on Sunday. The same firm go 21/10 (3.10) that the match ends in stalemate after 90 minutes.
Ghana, of course, won this tournament back in 2009 when they stunned red-hot favourites Brazil on penalty kicks to take the trophy but they will need to improve upon their displays in this year’s tournament so far if they are to progress against Chile.
It is worth noting that the South Americans have scored in no fewer than 12 of their last 13 competitive fixtures in all competitions while Mario Salas’ side also thumped Tahiti 7-0 in a recent friendly as part of the Oceanian champions’ preparations for the Confederations Cup.
Ghana, too, have proven that they possess a lively goal threat, having scored eight goals in just four matches in this competition so far and this looks likely to be an open encounter.
Paddy Power go 4/6 (1.67) that both teams hit the net on Sunday evening but it is the even money (2.0) quote from the same firm that more than two goals are scored that is sure to attract plenty of support from punters.
Ghana often relish the underdogs tag and are decent value at 15/8 (2.88) with Paddy Power to send their South American opponents spinning out of the competition.
Punters, though, are advised to play safe here and, instead, snap up the even money (2.0) quote from Paddy Power that at least three goals are scored in Istanbul on Sunday evening.
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