Mali vs Ghana prediction 06.06.2024

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  • Competition: World Cup Qualifiers
  • Date: 6th June 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC +1 / 21:00 CEST
  • Venue: Stade du 26 Mars

Mali and Ghana meet in the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, with both nations looking to secure their second win in the competition.

The hosts once again came up short for the African Cup of Nations trophy. Éric Chelle’s side were knocked out by hosts Côte d'Ivoire in the quarter-finals, but until then they had not suffered a single defeat – winning two and drawing two. The Eagles kept two clean sheets at the tournament and have also shown their defensive solidity of late, winning their two friendlies in March against Nigeria and Mauritania without conceding a goal.

Ghana had a more disastrous AFCON tournament. The Black Stars got knocked out in the Group Stage for the second time in a row in the competition after picking up just two points from three games. Otto Addo’s side were expected to make amends during the friendlies in March, but they weren’t at it again as they failed to win both games and conceded a total of four goals.

Betting Tips Mali vs Ghana: Under 2.5 goals

One of Mali’s major strengths in recent months has been their defence. They finished four of their last seven encounters across all competitions without conceding, and just two of those matches ended with under two goals.

The recent games of Ghana were very entertaining, with each of the last five producing at least three goals, but the Black Stars’ recent meetings with Mali with very close. Each of the last three encounters between the two nations ended with under two goals, and I don’t think Thursday’s game will be different.

  • Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals
  • Mali vs Ghana prediction: 1-1

Mali vs Ghana Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Mali

    3 : 0

    Ghana

    Friendly International

  2. Ghana

    1 : 0

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Ghana

    1 : 1

    Mali

    Friendly International

  4. Mali

    3 : 1

    Ghana

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Ghana

    1 : 0

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

Mali

Mali team news

Head coach Éric Chelle is not expected to make wholesale changes to the side that secured the 2-0 victory over Nigeria in March.

El Bilal Touré and Kamory Doumbia who scored the two goals in that encounter have been included in the Malian squad for the June fixtures against Ghana and Central African Republic.

Last matches of Mali

  1. Mali

    2 : 0

    Nigeria

    Friendly International

  2. Mali

    1 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Mali

    2 : 1

    Burkina Faso

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Namibia

    0 : 0

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Tunisia

    1 : 1

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

Mali lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Mamadou Samassa

Defenders

  • 2

    Hamari Traoré

  • 5

    Boubakar Kouyaté

  • 24

    Modibo Sagnan

  • 20

    Daouda Guindo

Midfielders

  • 11

    Lassana Coulibaly

  • 8

    Diadie Samassekou

  • 4

    Amadou Haidara

Forwards

  • 9

    El Bilal Touré

  • 10

    Kamory Doumbia

  • 25

    Lassine Sinayoko

Ghana

Ghana team news

Mohammed Kudus missed Ghana’s last three games due to injury, but the West Ham United forward has recovered and is ready for action.

Kudus enjoyed a great campaign with the Hammers in the Premier League, registering eight goals and six assists in 33 league appearances and also struck five times in the Europa League. 

Other big names in head coach Chris Hughton’s squad are the likes of Mohammed Kudus, Antoine Semenyo and Jordan Ayew.

Last matches of Ghana

  1. Uganda

    2 : 2

    Ghana

    Friendly International

  2. Nigeria

    2 : 1

    Ghana

    Friendly International

  3. Mozambique

    2 : 2

    Ghana

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Egypt

    2 : 2

    Ghana

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Ghana

    1 : 2

    Cape Verde Islands

    Africa Cup of Nations

Ghana lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Richard Ofori

Defenders

  • 14

    Gideon Mensah

  • 6

    Mohammed Salisu

  • 23

    Alexander Djiku

  • 3

    Denis Odoi

Midfielders

  • 21

    Salis Abdul Samed

  • 20

    Mohammed Kudus

  • 8

    Majeed Ashimeru

Forwards

  • 9

    Jordan Ayew

  • 25

    Antoine Semenyo

  • 19

    Iñaki Williams

Three reasons we expect under 2.5 goals in this game

  1. Five of the last seven games of Mali ended with under 2.5 goals.
  2. Just one of the last seven competitive matches between Mali and Ghana ended with more than two goals.
  3. Mali finished each of their last two games without conceding.

Main prediction Mali - Ghana

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

2 wins in a row

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Best Odds:

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1.78

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Additional predictions

Draw

Best odds:3.54

BTTS

Best odds:1.87

Mali vs Ghana - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can watch Thursday’s World Cup Qualifier between Mali and Ghana on Sofascore.

? What’s the average number of yellow cards Mali received per game in their last five competitive encounters?

1.40

? What’s the average number of corner kicks Ghana won per game in their last five competitive matches?

2.80