Namibia v Ivory Coast Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st July 2019

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Namibia v Ivory Coast Betting Tips – Africa Cup of Nations, 1st July 5.00pm

We are set for a great finish in this group. All four of the teams have a shot at getting through to the next round in one way or another. So mathematically everyone has something to play for. Ivory Coast are defending second place in the table in the last round of matches. A win will see them do just that. Even though Namibia haven’t taken a point yet, they would move above the Ivory Coast with a win in this one. Read our predictions for Namibia v Ivory Coast.

Namibia v Ivory Coast Betting Odds*

Ivory Coast 3/10
Draw 7/2
Namibia 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 30th, 2019 at 1:35 p.m.)

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Namibia News and Form

It has been back to back defeats for Namibia then in the group stage. Their first was a calamitous finish against Morocco, with Namibia scoring an own goal in the final minute. Their second loss was by the same scoreline against South Africa. Three points would give them a third-place finish in the table. In order to get through as one of the best third-placed teams they would need to boost their goal difference a bit. They start at -2. All four games in this group so far have ended in a 1-0 results. So it has been a wonderful tense, tight group.

Ivory Coast 2 Goal Winning Margin
3/1

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Namibia have only collected a win in three of their last eight fixtures. They have lost four of those eight, so are totally hit and miss a bit. They will be a bit disappointed with their returns from these opening two matches at the AFCON 2019 though. Namibia came through qualification on a tight head to head record only over Mozambique. But still, they are not totally down and out. The positive is that they have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So can have a right go at this with a degree of fearlessness.

Namibia v Ivory Coast Head to Head

This will be just the second meeting between the two nations
Ivory Coast took a 4-3 win in their previous meetings
That was an AFCON 1998 clash

Key-Facts – Namibia v Ivory Coast

  • Namibia need to win to have a shot a qualification
  • Ivory Coast have won four of their last seven competitive games
  • All four games in Group D have ended in a 1-0 scoreline

 

Ivory Coast News and Form

The Ivory Coast got through to the finals after finishing in second place in their qualification group to Guinea. The Elephants took a W3 D2 L1 record from that qualification campaign. They were though one of the higher-scoring teams in that qualification process. But they have managed just one goal at the actual tournament so far. That was in a 1-0 win over South Africa in their opener, before going out and losing 1-0 to Morocco in their second fixture. So it’s all been tight.

At the end of the day, the premise is simple for them. Ivory Coast have to match South Africa’s result against Morocco in the final round of action to get a top-two finish. If they finish level on points with South Africa, Ivory Coast get second because of the direct head to head against them. It has been five wins in their last seven games for the Ivory Coast, losing the other two in that sequence. Both defeats there were 1-0 reverses. Looking back a little further they are W4 D2 L1 in their last seven competitive matches.

Namibia v Ivory Coast Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 4/7
Ivory Coast 1-0 correct score
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 30th, 2019 at 1:35 p.m.)

Namibia v Ivory Coast Predictions

Ivory Coast to win: The Ivory Coast should have enough about them to collect a victory. They can’t be complacent in their approach as there is too much to play for. So it is worth looking at the Elephants to come up with a narrow win, likely to nil.


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