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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Ghana vs Central African Republic Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Published at :June 9, 2024 at 6:23 PM
Modified at :June 9, 2024 at 6:23 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee


The top three teams of Group I are separated on goal difference.

Ghana currently find themselves in the third spot with the same points as the first and second-placed teams. They have won two of the three matches in the 2026 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers. This includes victories over Mali in the last match and a 1-0 win over Madagascar in the opening match. A dominant win here will take them back to the top of the table.

Central African Republic occupy the fifth position in Group I after playing the opening three matches. They have collected four points from the opening three matches. This includes victory over Chad in the last match, a draw against Mali in the second match and a 4-2 loss against Comoros in the opening match. They will now face Ghana before the next set of matches takes place in March 2025.

Kick-Off:

Tuesday, 11 June at 12:30 AM IST

Location – Baba Yara stadium

Form:

Ghana (in all competitions): W-L-D-D-L

Central African Republic (in all competitions): W-W-W-D-L

Player to Watch

Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) 

Mohammed Kudus had an outstanding season with West Ham where he scored eight goals and provided six assists in 33 matches. He is a hard-working player who helps the defence by tracking back as well. He is a versatile player who can play a number of positions up front.

After making his Ghana debut in 2019, Kudus has made 29 appearances for the team scoring 11 goals. He will be the player to keep an eye on in this match. 

Geoffrey Kondogbia (Central African Republic) 

The Marseille man has played for several top teams in his career which includes Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Inter, Monaco and Sevilla. Kondogbia mostly plays as a central midfielder where he uses his physicality. The player timely tackles and intercepts to shield the back four.

After playing for France, he shifted his alliance to the Central African Republic in 2021. since then he has made six appearances for the team scoring two goals. 

Match Facts

  • Ghana secured a 2-1 win over Mali in the last match
  • Central African Republic defeated Chad in the last match by 1-0
  • Ghana are unbeaten in the last two matches against Central African Republic

Ghana vs Central African Republic: Betting tips and odds

  • Tip 1: Ghana to win the match – 1/4 with Skybet
  • Tip 2: Total goals under 3.5 – 1/4 with William HILL
  • Tip 3: Both teams to score – 7/4 with Bet365

Injury and Team News

The Black Stars are missing a number of players due to injuries at the moment. Inaki Williams, Joseph Paintsil, Baba Iddrisu and Daniel Amartey are all sidelined for the home team. 

Meanwhile, the Central African Republic have a fully fit squad to choose from. There is no injury concern in their squad as of now. 

Head-to-Head 

Total Matches – 2

Ghana – 1

Central African Republic – 0

Draw – 1

Predicted Lineup for Ghana vs Central African Republic

Ghana Predicted lineup (3-4-3):

Ati-Zigi (GK); Seidu, Djiku, Salisu; Mensah, Samed, Partey, Lamptey; Kudus, Semenyo, Nuamah

Central African Republic Predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Youfeigane (GK); Tatolna, Ndoba, Youga, Yangao; Solet, Pirioua, Kondogbia; Baboula, Mafouta, Malipangou

Match Prediction for Ghana vs Central African Republic

Ghana have performed well so far in the group matches collecting two wins from three matches. In contrast, the Central African Republic finds themselves in fifth position. The hosts have never lost against them in the previous encounters and we expect the same in this match also. 

Prediction: Ghana 2-1 Central African Republic

Telecast for Ghana vs Central African Republic

India – FanCode

UK – ESPN

US – FOX Sports App

Nigeria – FIFA+

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