Ghana vs Mali
African Cup of Nation 2017 – Group D
Date: Saturday, 21st January 2017
Kick-off: 16:00 UK/17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Port Gentil.
After a hard fought victory over Uganda, the Ghana will face Mali at Stade de Port Gentil on Friday as they hope for a win to qualify early for the knock-out stage.
Ghana seem to have set the stage rolling, they are leading the group D with 3 points ahead of Mali and Egypt. They will fight to avoid defeat in this game and maintain their lead in the group.
Meanwhile, Mali shared the spoil with Egypt in their opening game as they played out a goalless draw. They will hope to for a better result to avoid leaving the competition early as they did in the last edition.
Ghana: Team News
The manager Avram Grant is expected to make just little changes in the changes in the starting line up, Acheampong is expected to replace Baba.
Ghana: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Brimah – Afful, Boye, Acheampong, Amartey – Ayew, Wakaso, Partey, Atsu – Ayew, Gyan.
Mali: Team News
The manager is expected to repeat his starting line up from the first games.
Mali: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Sissoko – Traore, Coulibaly, Wague, Coulibaly – Sylla, Mamoutou – Sako, Coulibaly, Yataba – Marega
Ghana vs Mali: Head to Head Statistics
Ghana have won 3 of their 7 meetings against Mali, they have lost 2 to Mali and drawn 2.
This will be the third time the two nations are playing in a group stage of the AFCON competitions. They have also met twice in AFCON semi finals.
Ghana vs Mali: Prediction
After the first round of the group games, none of this two teams can be rated as favorites in this fixture. However, we don’t see the black stars losing this game, we expect them to fight hard to earn at least a point in the game.
Ghana vs Mali: Bet Tips
Ghana Win at 2.00
Under 2.5 goals at 1.44.