Ghana will be riding the high of qualifying for the World Cup later this year, having beaten Nigeria over two legs back in March. Otto Addo's side have, however, been in poor form and are winless in their last six games across all competitions. They will look to turn things around with a win against Madagascar on Wednesday.
Madagascar have also been in poor form, having won only one of their last six games across all competitions. Fabiano Flora's side will be going into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw against Tanzania last time out. They will hope to take something away from the game against Ghana.
Both sides will want to start their qualification campaign off on a strong note and that should make for an interesting matchup.
Ghana vs Madagascar Head-to-Head
This will be the first time the two sides have faced off against each other.
Ghana Form Guide: D-D-L-D-L
Madagascar Form Guide: D-L-W-L-L
Ghana vs Madagascar Team News
Thomas Partey, Joseph Aidoo and Andy Yiadom will miss the game through injury. Apart from that, Addo will have a full strength side to choose from for the game on Wednesday.
Injured: Thomas Partey, Andy Yiadom
Madagascar will be without Marco Ilaimaharitra and Romain Metanire as both players are unavailable due to their respective injuries.
Injured: Marco Ilaimaharitra, Romain Metanire
Ghana vs Madagascar Predicted XI
Ghana Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Joseph Wollacott; Gideon Mensah, Alexander Djiku, Daniel Amartey, Denis Odoi; Elisha Owusu, Idrissu Baba; Jordan Ayew, Mohammed Kudis, Osman Bukari; Felix Afena-Gyan
Madagascar (5-4-1): Mathyas Randriamamy; Romain Métanire, Fabien Boyer, Mamy Gervais, Jérémy Morel, Loïc Lapoussin; Njiva Rakotoharimalala, Dorian Bertrand, Rayan Raveloson, Paulin Voavy; Fabrice Rakotondraibe
Ghana vs Madagascar Prediction
Despite both sides being in similar form of late, Ghana should have enough quality to get past Madagascar on Wednesday. However, the absence of Thomas Partey in midfield will be a huge blow for Addo's side and will definitely have an impact on the game.
We predict a tight game, with Ghana coming away with the win.
Prediction: Ghana 2-1 Madagascar