Two more nights of sleep and the 2022 World Cup kicks off its opening group stage game as the competition hosts Qatar face South American sharpshooters Ecuador.
The Qatar betting odds are available. Join us as we break down the best FIFA World Cup 2022 bets and predictions for Group H which features Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, and Ghana.
World Cup 2022 Group H Teams and Odds
World Cup 2022 Group H Schedule
Thursday, November 24
- Uruguay vs. South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 8 a.m. EST)
- Portugal vs. Ghana (Stadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud; 11 a.m. EST)
Monday, November 28
- South Korea vs. Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 8 a.m. EST)
- Portugal vs. Uruguay (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 2 p.m. EST)
Friday, December 2
- South Korea vs. Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10 a.m. EST)
- Ghana vs. Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakra; 10 a.m. EST)
Monday, December 5
- Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud; 2 p.m. EST)
Tuesday, December 6
- Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 2 p.m. EST)
World Cup 2022 Group H Best Bets
Group H Pick: Uruguay to Win Group H (+190) at BetOnline
Group H Pick: South Korea vs. Ghana – Under 2 ½ (-103) at Heritage Sports
World Cup 2022 Group H Breakdown: Portugal
The centerpiece of Portugal's World Cup journey has been Cristiano Ronaldo's desperation to win this competition before he retires from international soccer. Despite this, it could be Portugal's downfall to put all their faith in CR7 to lead this team to success.
The 2016 European champions haven't looked the same since this cup-winning year, and their recent performances look amazing one week and underwhelming the next. They're undoubtedly at risk of an early exit with an unpredictable group of Uruguay, South Korea, and Ghana waiting in the winds.
Is Ronaldo spreading his domestic form over to the national stage and preventing the mechanics of this Portuguese side from accomplishing greatness? Only time will tell.
Their meeting with Ghana is a must-win situation. Although Diogo Jota and Pedro Neto are in the doctor's room, this team has enough talent to penetrate the Ghanaian defense to devastating effects.
World Cup 2022 Group H Breakdown: Uruguay
As Uruguay played out a brutal World Cup qualification campaign, the 15-year tenure of head coach Oscar Tabarez came to a saddening end. The light was found at the end of the tunnel as Diego Alonso arrived to guide the Uruguayan ship and led La Celeste to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with four consecutive wins. However, the team's form has been up and down since their qualification.
The dynamic duo of Luis Suarez and Darwin Nunez up front is undeniably a dangerous pairing that could leave Portugal in second place in Group H.
This stance would, unfortunately, leave the team without a star in the midfield, as the decision-making of Alonso won't be easy. Unless, of course, he puts Nunez out wide and allows the veteran experience of Edinson Cavani to join Suarez in taking down the opposing defenses.
South Korea boasts a handful of dangerous forwards, but their defenses cannot match the attacking prowess of Uruguay. While many believe Uruguay can win this group just as much as they could finish last, I'll side with the former since Alonso has brought a fresh outlook to this squad.
World Cup 2022 Group H Breakdown: South Korea
The South Koreans sailed through their World Cup qualifiers, winning seven of their ten games while conceding a mere three goals. However, results have dwindled since qualifying, and a 5-1 dismantling at the hands of Brazil was enough evidence to know this squad isn't going to the finals.
That said, Group H is the least intimidating collection of teams in Qatar, and you can never underestimate the skills of Tottenham Hotspurs' Son Heung-min.
In a meeting with Ghana, this fixture could be the difference-maker in either one of these teams qualifying above Portugal or Uruguay, and defenses will be tight. To add, South Korea netted just 13 goals from their 10-game WC qualifying meetings.
World Cup 2022 Group H Breakdown: Ghana
As one of the lowest-ranked FIFA teams in Qatar, we aren't expecting much from Ghana. They recently lost to Morocco and Comoros at the Cup of Nations but notably redeemed this embarrassing exit by overcoming their rivals Nigeria in their World Cup playoff.
You can't count out the Ghanaians entirely, and they'll be looking for revenge against Uruguay, who knocked them out of the 2010 quarter-finals.
Inaki Williams and Tariq Lamptey were recently added to the squad, so there's some hope they can deliver some shockers and reach the competition's knockout stages like they did twelve years ago.
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