Ghana – Mali – In the derby encounter of the second round Group D African Cup of Nations meet current vice champion of Africa, Ghana and selection of Mali, which has recently become a regular participant at these finals, but have never been champions, either in its history failed obtain placement in the World Cup.
Otherwise, before this match is in a better situation of Ghana, which is expected in the first round won with 1: 0 against Uganda, and Mali in a hard match played 0: 0 against the most decorated African selection, Egypt. As for their last mutual visit, he was a friendly character and took place almost two years ago in Paris, and tying the score at 1: 1, while four years ago the African Nations Cup and both typed by one win.
This is why we would be surprised if now be uncertain until the very end, especially since the selection of the most important for both remain unbeaten, as it would in this way with a realistic chance of passage still awaited and the last third round. And here especially to the current African runner-ups, who are in the first round justify the role of favorites and celebrated with 1: 0 against Uganda, thanks to their away goal most expensive player and using London’s West Ham, Andrew Ayew.
Besides him, attacking part of the team and continue to make Jordan Ayew, Atsu and experienced Gyan, while the rest of the team had very little change, which again is understandable because it is on the bench for three years of Israeli expert Avram Grant. Otherwise, Ghana under his leadership qualifications for this competition ended with four wins and two draws, while they failed at the start of qualifying for the World Cup in 2018, as in duels with Uganda and Egypt won only one point. Suppose here that are still on the competition in Gabon come without goalkeeper KWARASEY, SCHLUPP defender, midfielder and striker Duncan Majeed, while in the first round seriously violated and guard Baba.
Probable lineups Ghana: Razak – Afful, Amartey, Boye, Acheampong – Atsu, Thomas, Wakaso, A. Ayew – J. Ayew, Gyan
When it comes to the selection of Mali, we have already pointed out in the introduction that they are still waiting for his first title of champion of Africa, but judging by the composition of which is currently available has a selector Giresse, who were otherwise took a little less than a year, it really is difficult to expect that and now in Gabon went to the very end. However, they have traditionally become very unpleasant rival all African teams so are at the last edition of the African Nations Cup all three matches of the group stage played a 1: 1, but in the end, they failed to win a place in the knockout phase.
And that will similarly play in this competition, it is best to confirm their first round match against Egypt, which eventually ended without goals, which actually means that both teams still have an equal chance to qualify for the quarter-finals. Otherwise, little has been very impressive in qualifying, because they achieved five wins and one draw, while the other hand at the start of qualifying for the World Cup 2018, as well as Ghana, have won only one point in the clashes with the Ivory Coast and Gabon. As for the situation with the squad, even before the championship fell off attackers Diaby and Maiga, while the meeting with Ghana questionable performance and rovitog midfielders A. Traore.
Probable lineups Mali: Sissoko – H. Traore, Wague S. Coulibaly, O. Koulibaly – N’Diaye, Sylla – S. Yatabare, L. Koulibaly, Sako – Marega
Ghana – Mali TIP
Given that both the selection achieved what they’re up in the first round and thus remained in the game for a place in the next round, it is expected to be in the mutual view shows the more cautious release, and then it just means that you do not should not be a lot of goals.
Tip: under 2 goals
Odds: 1.81 at comeon (up to 1.75 can be played without problems)