Brazil will go into preps for the 2022 World Cup with a friendly match against Ghana to be hosted in France. The two sides face off for the fourth time in their history, in a fixture that Brazil have dominated in the previous three meetings. Brazil are going into this game with five straight wins and they are unbeaten in their last 13 matches. In their last five matches, Brazil have conceded just one goal and scored at least four goals in four of their last five matches. In the last 10 matches, they have registered seven clean sheets. Skipper Neymar Jr has scored in each of their last four matches, though all have been from the penalty spot. He is in great form this season at his club PSG and he will be looking to carry that form here.
Ghana’s recent engagements in international action has been with their home based players, most of whom are likely to be overlooked here after featuring in the CHAN qualifiers. The West Africans do not carry a great run of form to this game; they’ve managed just one win in their last 10 matches and in four of the 10 matches they’ve failed to score. As they go into their fourth game against Brazil in history, Ghana are still in search of their first goal against the South Americans; they’ve lost all three that came earlier. Ghana will have Thomas Partey in the team after recovering from injury and will hope he can offer the needed solidity in midfield.
Brazil’s three wins over Ghana have come with clean sheets and they take to this game a fine defensive run as well. Brazil have also been free scoring in their recent matches, something that Ghana haven’t really enjoyed and basing on this, we will back Brazil to win with a clean sheet.