2014 World Cup Group G – Predictions

2014 World Cup Group G – Predictions

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 13, 2014
  • Germany, Ghana, Group G, Portugal, United States, USMNT

Time for the big preview for the United States team in the World Cup. Here is how I see their ridiculously tough group should shape up.

Group G

Germany (2nd in FIFA rankings) | First place in UEFA Group C | 60-20-19 all-time, three-time champions

Portugal (3rd) | Second place in UEFA Group F, 4-2 agg. vs. Sweden | 12-8-3 all-time

USA (14th) | First place in CONCACAF Hexagonal | 7-17-5 all-time

Ghana (38th) | Defeated Egypt 7-3 in CAF third round | 4-3-2 all-time


Germany vs Portugal – Two of the best teams in the world collide first to open this group. The health of Cristiano Ronaldo is key for this one but I see the Germans coming out on top. Germany 2, Portugal 1

Ghana vs USA – Can the US break their hex against Ghana? I think so. Both teams are talented but I think the motivation factor for the US to get by Ghana here will be enough. Ghana 1, USA 2

Germany vs Ghana – Here is where the build up for Germany really kicks into high gear. Ghana doesn’t have the talent to handle the German attack. Germany 2, Ghana 0

Portugal vs USA – The big one for the US, they need a point to go survive and I think they’ll get it in Manaus as Portugal struggles in the heat. Portugal 1, USA 1

USA vs Germany – This one won’t be easy but at least the Germans will already be through so they won’t be gunning as much for the points. Still, the US won’t be able to beat them. USA 1, Germany 2

Portugal vs Ghana – Portugal needs a big win here but they won’t get it. Ghana will get up early, forcing Portugal to come from behind for the draw. Portugal 1, Ghana 1

Final Standings

Germany 9 points

USA 4 points

Portugal 2 points

Ghana 1 point