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

Published at :June 5, 2024 at 4:47 PM
Modified at :June 5, 2024 at 4:48 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee


The Eagles will be aiming to put more misery on the Black Stars.

Mali are languishing in the second spot in Group I of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers. The Eagles have secured four points in the opening two matches by opening their account with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Chad followed by a 1-1 draw against Central African Republic. They will now face Ghana and later Madagascar in these crucial qualifying matches. 

Ghana currently finds themselves in the fourth spot in the table after collecting three points from the opening two matches. The Black Stars opened their qualifying account with a close 1-0 win over Madagascar followed by a 1-0 loss against leaders Comoros. They will now face Ghana and later Central African Republic in these qualifying matches to maintain their position in the table.

Kick-Off:

Friday, 7 June at 12:30 AM IST

Location: Stade 26 Mars

Form: 

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

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

Player to Watch

Lassine Sinayoko (Mali) 

Lassine Sinayoko had an incredible campaign with Auxerre who managed to secure promotion to the Ligue 1 after winning the second division of France. He played an important role in their incredible season by scoring eight goals for the team in 34 appearances and also provided four assists for the team.

Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) 

The West Ham man had an incredible season as he scored 14 goals in all competitions for the team while also laying on six assists for his teammates. After making the move from Ajax in the 2023 summer, Mohammed Kudus has adapted to his new surroundings very efficiently. Kudus is a versatile player who can play a number of positions up front for the team.

Match Facts

  • Mali have won two consecutive matches in a row
  • Ghana are without a win in the last five matches
  • These two teams have not drawn any of their last five matches

Mali vs Ghana: Betting tips and Odds

  • Tip 1: Mali to win this match – 4/5 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: Total goals under 3.5 – 2/7 with SkyBet
  • Tip 3: Ghana to score the first goal – 4/7 with Betfair

Injury and Teams News

Mali will be without their skipper Hamari Traore for this match. Yves Bissouma, Mamadou Fofana and Fousseni Diabaté will also miss this match due to injuries. 

Ghana on their part have dropped Andre Ayew from the squad. The Black Stars are missing several players due to injuries at the moment. Inaki Williams, Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru, Denis Odoi and Daniel Amartey are also sidelined for now. 

Head-to-Head

Total Matches: 5

Mali: 2

Ghana: 3

Draw: 0

Predicted Lineup for Mali vs Ghana

Mali Predicted lineup (3-5-2):

Diarra (GK); Sacko, Koutate, Sagnan; Guindo, Coulibaly, Samassekou, Haidara, Doumbia; Toure, Sinayoko

Ghana Predicted lineup (4-5-1):

Ati-Zigi (GK); Lamptey, Djiku, Salisu, Mensah; Owusu, Partey, Issahaku, Kudus, J. Ayew; Semenyo

Match Prediction for Mali vs Ghana

Mali have performed outstandingly well in the last couple of matches and have secured good results. In comparison, Ghana are without a win in the last five matches. With the home advantage in their favour, the Eagles remain the favourite for the win over the Black Stars in this match. 

Prediction: Mali 2-1 Ghana

Telecast for Mali vs Ghana

India: FanCode

UK: ESPN

US: FOX Sports App

Nigeria: FIFA+

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