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Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire
VS
Algeria
Algeria
International
International
Africa Cup of Nations
20.01.2022
17:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Japoma Stadium
Douala

Cote d'Ivoire - Algeria prediction 20.01.2022 Africa Cup of Nations

In gameweek 3 of Africa Cup of Nations, Cote d'Ivoire will host Algeria at Japoma Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM on Jan 20, 2022 With our match prediction and odds comparison for Cote d'Ivoire vs. Algeria you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.

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Cote d'Ivoire were victorious in 3 of their previous 5 league matches (3 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat. In the current Africa Cup of Nations season 2022 Kamerun, Cote d'Ivoire were able to win 0 of their 1 game at home, with a total of 1 draw, and 0 defeats (Goal difference 2:2).

A head-to-head comparison of the two teams in their last five Africa Cup of Nations clashes shows that Cote d'Ivoire managed to get 2 wins, while in 1 match, Algeria snatched the three points. In 2 encounters between the two teams, the points were shared. If we solely focus on the home record of Cote d'Ivoire against Algeria, the stats are as follows: 3 wins Cote d'Ivoire, 1 draw and 1 win for Algeria.

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Group E’s final round of matches has a tantalizing fixture pitting two heavyweights of African football as Ivory Coast face-off with defending champions Algeria on Thursday.

 The 2019 Champions Algeria are staring at a possible elimination in the group stage after failing to win any of their opening two games. Ivory Coast on their part just need a draw to see them through.

In this preview, we will turn the spotlight on Odibets and MrXbet Bonus for our AFCON predictions.

IVORY COAST

Ivory Coast were on the brink of two straight group wins but an injury-time equalizer from Sierra Leone’s Alhaji Kamara on Sunday cost them two valuable points that would have basically booked their ticket to the Round of 16.

Despite that deflating draw, the Elephants still sit atop Group E having won their opener 1-0 against Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday. As it stands, therefore, a draw will maintain the status quo in the group.

They will however be wary of Algeria who not only possess championship credentials but have also had their number on speed dial in recent matchups, with the most recent encounter being the quarterfinals of the 2019 edition that Algeria won on penalties and went on to be crowned champions.

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ALGERIA

Defending champions Algeria find themselves in an unenviable position right now. After being held to a 0-0 draw by Sierra Leone on opening day, they suffered perhaps the biggest upset of the tournament thus far when they went down 1-0 to minnows Equatorial Guinea in their second group game, a result that sent them to the rock bottom of Group E.

Prior to this loss, the North Africans were on a run of 26 unbeaten games during which they recently won the Arab Cup.


They have been utterly poor in front of goal in these two group games, failing to find the back of the net despite dominating possession in both games. Coach Djamel Belmadi will be looking to address that here if they are to escape the ignominy of a group exit as defending champions.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

IVORY COAST

  • Sangare
  • Aurier
  • Kossounou
  • Deli
  • Konan
  • Kessie
  • Seri
  • Sangare
  • Zaha
  • Haller
  • Pepe
  • COACH: Patrice Beumelle
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Sangare (Back injury)

ALGERIA

  • M’Bolhi
  • Bensebaini
  • Atal
  • Mandi
  • Bedrane
  • Belkebla
  • Brahimi
  • Boulaya
  • Mahrez
  • Bounedjah
  • Benrahma
  • COACH: Mikel Arteta
  • MISSING PLDjamel Belmadi

IVORY COAST VS ALGERIA PREDICTIONS

Algeria’s defence of their AFCON crown could not have gone any worse. They have not only failed to win their opening two games, but are also bottom of the group coming into the last round of matches.  With their backs against the wall, we fancy them to grab the initiative here and play with a sense of urgency. Ivory Coast who only need a draw may be content to sit back and try and catch them on the counter. Algeria lacked the finishing punch in their opening two games but we feel they may break the scoring duck here and get the opening goal @ 1.90 at Odibet Bonus.




Algeria have done everything but score in this tournament. They had completely dominated the possession in both group games and as a result, had a ton of corners with 11 Sierra Leone against and 10 against Equatorial Guinea last time out. With desperation getting to fever pitch here for them, we expect this trend to hold. MrXbet have them getting at least 6 corners priced at 2.25 and we feel there is great value here for our final betting prediction.

Performance

Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire
Last games

Cote d'Ivoire performance of the last 6 home matches

Victories
66%
Over 2.5
33%
Algeria
Algeria
Last games

Algeria performance of the last 4 away matches

Victories
75%
Over 2.5
75%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire
7 3 2 1 0 6 3 3
2
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
6 3 2 0 1 2 1 1
3
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
2 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1
4
Algeria
Algeria
1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3
Legend
  • Next round
  • Qualification possible