On June 16th, the United States and Ghana will travel to Estadio das Dunas to kick off their respective World Cup campaigns. These are the teams people are betting on finishing third and fourth in this group. They will both be looking to prove people wrong and advance from this extremely tough group.
The two nations have met in the last two World Cups, with Ghana winning 2-1 in 2006, before recording the same scoreline in the round of 16 in 2010.
Four years ago, Ghana were a penalty shootout away from becoming the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, but they have retained much of the same squad.
Ghana also scored more goals (25) than any other team in the African World Cup qualifiers.
USA, meanwhile, secured their qualification for this summer's competition after winning seven of their 10 matches, with that run of results leaving them top of the section on 22 points.
However, United States have kept just two clean sheets in their last 23 games at the World Cup.
Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah has no fresh injury concerns entering the match and is once more expected to select former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan as his lone forward.
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari will also start in a midfield that is full of European experience, while Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew are also expected to be in the XI.
United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann made the headlines when he left Landon Donovan out of his squad for this summer's competition, but Jozy Altidore has been in good form for his country.
The Sunderland striker is expected to lead the attack with support from Clint Dempsey, while Michael Bradley will start in the middle of the midfield alongside Jermaine Jones.
Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron, meanwhile, is also expected to start, with Fabian Johnson and DeMarcus Beasley deployed in the full-back positions in what is effectively a 4-4-1-1 formation.
Really both teams need the three points with matches against Germany and Portugal coming up. There is not much to split them, but Ghana have had the USA’s number in the past. Ultimately I think it will end in a draw and neither team will get the three points they desperately crave.
United States: WLDWWW
Possible starting lineups
Ghana: Kwarasey; Afful, Boye, Mensah, Asamoah; J Ayew, Muntari, Essien, A Ayew; Boateng, Gyan
United Stages: Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Bradley, Jones, Zuzi; Dempsey; Altidore