United States vs Ghana Match Preview and Prediction : This Saturday’s Round of Sixteen game between the Black Stars of Ghana and the USA is a 4 year in the making revenge match. Ghana, in the the 2006 World Cup, beat the US on the last day of group matches 2-1 to bounce the United States out of the tournament and to propel themselves into the Round of Sixteen in their first World Cup appearance.
The US disappointed that year and finished the tournament labeled as under achievers. Ghana was later bounced out of the tournament by Brazil (3-0). This year it is the remaining pride of Africa against the pride of the US. Ghana is filled with immense amounts of speed and tremendous togetherness, but the US is a bit more experienced as a whole and have the technicians to maybe put themselves into the quarters. It will be an interesting match up between experience versus youth, and speed versus precision.
I honestly believe that the US should be favored, but I suppose that all depends on whether the referee decides to call a fair game or not. In the end I think the two sides will fight hard but I am predicting a 2-1 USA victory on Saturday.