Ivory Coast v Algeria Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th July 2019

Desert Foxes can make the final four

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Ivory Coast v Algeria Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 11th July 5.00pm

This looks as if it is going to be a tough, intense battle for a place in the semi-finals of this season’s Cup of Nations. Algeria are second-favourites in the outright market to pick up the title, but they have a tough quarter-final match-up here. They will be taking on the Ivory Coast who hold a bit of an advantage in the head to head. Read our predictions for Ivory Coast v Algeria.

Ivory Coast v Algeria Betting Odds*

Algeria 11/10
Draw 2/1
Ivory Coast 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 9th, 2019 at 7:14 p.m.)

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Ivory Coast News and Form

It was a second-place finish that the Ivory Coast earned in the group stage of this year’s tournament. They came home behind Morocco, against whom they lost. The Ivory Coast got their group wins over South Africa and Namibia. After that, they went ahead to the round of sixteen in a tricky duel with Mali. It was tight all the way but the difference-maker on the day was Wilfried Zaha who got the only goal of the game for the Elephants. That leaves Zaha as the Ivory Coast’s top scorer in the competition with the two goals.

Algeria -1 Handicap
10/3

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Since the turn of the new year, the Ivory Coast are W7 L2 from their nine games played. They have won four of their last five (L1). So they do have a bit of form going for them. The two defeats in that nine-match sequence were by a 1-0 scoreline. Interestingly in their last four wins, two have been by a 1-0 scoreline and the other two were 4-1 successes. Back in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast walked away with the title. They failed to get out of the group stage on their title defence two years ago.

Ivory Coast v Algeria Head to Head

All six previous meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Ivory Coast are W3 D2 L1 in the head to head against Algeria
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings
Ivory Coast are unbeaten in their last four against Algeria (W2 D2)

 

Key-Facts – Ivory Coast v Algeria

  • The Ivory Coast have won 7 of their last 9 games
  • Algeria are undefeated in ten games
  • The Desert Foxes are on a five match winning streak

 

Algeria News and Form

It has been a comfortable ride for the Desert Foxes so far at the tournament. They eased to a 3-0 win over Guinea in their round of sixteen tie. Back in the group stage, they won all three of their games, netting six unanswered goals. So they have not shipped a single goal so far then in this year’s competition. With host nations and favourites Egypt having fallen out of the running, it has left Algeria as one of the front runners. They are currently trading as second-favourites to win the title outright.

Algeria have Adam Ounas on three goals for the tournament, making him the joint top scorer. Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has chipped in with a couple as well. Algeria have really come good at the perfect time. They have strung together a ten-match undefeated streak of form since the middle of November last year, winning eight of those. They have put together a five-match winning streak currently, scoring at least two goals four of those five wins. The last time they made it past the quarters was in 1990 when they went on to win.

Ivory Coast v Algeria Tips & Odds

Algeria to win to nil at 21/10
Under 2.5 goals at 19/40
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 9th, 2019 at 7:14 p.m.)

Ivory Coast v Algeria Predictions

Algeria to win: There is no denying the status of Algeria at the moment, who are rightly one of the front runners to land the title. They look strong and well balanced and players in great scoring form at the moment. The Ivory Coast may well come up short. Algeria to win to nil.


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