Our prediction for this match:
Brazil will look extend their winning run to six games in all competitions when they take on Ghana in a highly-anticipated international friendly. The Selecao defeated Japan 1-0 in their last warm-up game, and they now continue their preparations for the upcoming World Cup finals. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be PSG ace Neymar, and seeing that head coach Tite can count on key players for Thursday’s friendly, home win should be considered. All Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta, Junior Vinicius, Antony, and Fabinho made the cut.
The Black Stars, on the other hand, face an uphill task in the Stade Oceane showdown. When the two teams met in a friendly eleven years ago Brazil defeated Ghana thanks to Damiao’s goal, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. The bad news for the Ghanaians is that Athletic Club rising star Nico Williams has decided to represent Spain on the international stage.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Partey):
After starting his youth career at Odometah, Thomas Partey was spotted by Atletico Madrid scouts in 2011 and he soon joined the Estadio Vicente Calderon outfit. The defensive midfielder, who born in Odumase Krobo, Ghana on 13 June, 1993, played 33 league games for Atletico Madrid B, while making 14 league appearances for the first team.
After ending his loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria, Thomas Partey returned to Atletico Madrid in 2015 and he made his debut for Diego Simeone’s team in a 1-0 win over Espanyol. The Ghanaian footballer played in the 2015/2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid, coming as a substitute in the 116th minute of the game.
Thomas Partey made his Ghana debut in a 2-0 win over Mauritius in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. His main position is defensive midfield, but the Atletico Madrid man is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. Partey scored two goals for los Rojiblancos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Brazil):
One of the most decorated teams in world football, Selecao have also been regarded as one of the most attractive and exciting teams with glowing reputation preceding them. Members of the CONMEBOL confederation, Brazil have played their first international in 1914 losing to bitter rivals Argentina with a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Brazil is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with five championship title to their name. However, Selecao failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the last two tournaments last winning their World Cup in 2002. Their last title was the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the star-studded team will be looking to get back to winning ways at this year’s historic Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Legendary Pele is Brazil’s top scorer with 77 goals to his name, while the team’s biggest star of the modern era Barcelona forward Neymar is sitting in fifth place having so far netted 46.