Ghana vs Zimbabwe Prediction: World Cup Qualifier on 09.10.2021
Zimbabwe are still searching for a first win in Group G of CAF World Cup qualification, and they face an uphill challenge if they are to reach the finals in Qatar. Ghana will be looking to find some consistency over this international break, starting with a win against Zimbabwe.
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Ghana are still the clear favourites to progress from Group G in CAF World Cup qualification, but they will need to find some consistency to make it through such a competitive group. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe are currently bottom of the group, having failed to win a single game.
Ghana are currently second in the group standings, as they tasted defeat for the first time in Group G last time out, as they were beaten by South Africa. That defeat has given South Africa the advantage, as they have a one point lead at the top. However, Ghana will be confident that they can turn that around, starting with a victory over Zimbabwe this weekend.
Ghana’s only win in qualification to date came in their first fixture, as they narrowly avoided a 0-0 draw against Ethiopia. However, the moment of magic in the match came in the 35th minute, as Mubrak Wakaso scored the winning goal.
Zimbabwe are the only team in the group yet to pick up a victory, as they have drawn once and lost once in the two games played. They were beaten in dramatic fashion by Ethiopia in their last outing, which came just a couple of days after they took a credible 0-0 draw against South Africa.
The fact that they haven’t scored yet would be a slight concern, especially with huge back-to-back fixtures against Ghana over the next seven days.
Ghana vs Zimbabwe Head to Head
Zimbabwe recorded a first ever victory over Ghana in 2006, which was the last time that these two nations met. Previous to that, Ghana had recorded three straight wins. The first two meetings between the sides both ended in draws in 1996 and 1997, respectively.
Ghana vs Zimbabwe Prediction
The overall record between these nations counts for very little coming into this fixture, as it will be the first meeting in 15 years. Ghana should have more than enough about them to get the victory in this fixture on Saturday, as they build momentum to challenge for top spot in Group G.
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