Ethiopia – Ghana SOCCER PICKS
Ethiopia and Ghana meet at Addis Ababa Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Africa Cup of Nations Qualification (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Kenia, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Kenya by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 30 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions, Ethiopia won 2, drew 3 and lost 1. Their attack was not very effective, since they have not scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
The balance of the group is very large and two rounds are missing, so nothing is defined. So the missing matches will be crucial in deciding who will go to the African Nations Cup and who will be eliminated. That being the case, Ethiopia wants to give its best on the field, because it does not want to stay on the road, even more so, so it will try to show its best football to surprise the other adversaries. Attitude, quality and objectivity will be fundamental to conquer the desired victories.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Ethiopia, by (5-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Kenya, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Ghana has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 12 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals.
Ghana’s fight for a place in the African Nations Cup continues and will not be delivered easily, on the contrary, it is here to upset the other teams and will fight to the end to guarantee their qualification. It does not matter anymore where the matches are disputed, whether at home or away from their domains, because no doubt only victories interest you and in the current round it will not be different. That being the case, he expects to play very well and without mistakes, because in this way he will have a greater chance of achieving what he wants.