USA vs Ghana
International Friendly Match
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Kick-off at 21:45 UK/ 22:45 CET
Venue: Rentschler Field (East Hartford).
US Men’s national soccer team start their preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a tough test against Ghana on Saturday, 1st July 2017.
Bruce Arena has brought some new energy to this US football team, who were in doldrums under Jurgen Klinsmann. Starting his return to the national side with a goal-less draw against Serbia in a friendly, Arena guided the team on a 7 match unbeaten run with 3 wins and 4 draws. He also brought some fresh blood in to the squad, with plenty of room still for development.
On the other hand, Ghana’s latest outing was against a Central American nation – Mexico. The lost the contest 1-0, which summarize their recent slump in form. The Black Stars were only able to win just once in their five matches, drew 1 and lost 3. There is some pressure on head-coach James Kwesi Appiah as the expectations are high from the local media and fans alike.
USA vs Ghana: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever friendly meeting between Ghana and USA.
The teams met on three previous occasions, all coming in the FIFA World Cup. In 2006 and 2010, Ghana knocked out USA from the competition. While the most recent meeting at Brazil in 2014 was won by the men in Stars and Stripes.
USA vs Ghana: Prediction
Both teams have points to prove with USA on road to recovery, while Ghana are in search for much needed confidence. Therefore, it is very certain that both will be eyeing nothing less than a victory when they line-up at the Rentschler Field on Saturday evening.
The home team look like the slim favourites, but one must expect the Black Stars to give a tough contest here.
USA vs Ghana: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.87.
Over 2.5 goals at 2.05.