Cote d'Ivoire - Egypt betting tip & odds comparison 26.01.2022
Gameweek 0 in the Africa Cup of Nations will see the clash between Cote d'Ivoire and Egypt at Japoma Stadium. Kick-off time is at 5:00 PM on Jan 26, 2022. In our preview of Cote d'Ivoire vs. Egypt we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Africa Cup of Nations fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
In their last five Africa Cup of Nations encounters, Cote d'Ivoire managed to get 3 wins against Egypt, while Egypt scored 0 wins. On 2 occasions, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that Cote d'Ivoire played against Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations, we get the following record: 2 wins for Cote d'Ivoire, 2 draws and 1 win for Egypt.
The pick of the round of 16 matches at the Africa Cup of Nations takes place this Wednesday and when two African giants Ivory Coast and Egypt lock horns at the Douala Stadium.
Ivory Coast breezed through their group with relative ease while Egypt stuttered a bit in Group D and ended up as runners up to Nigeria.
Our AFCON 2021 predictions for this game will be extracted from 1xBet and Yangasport, which are two of the Nigerian betting sites in our portfolio. Of course 1xBet is also operating in many other african countries.
Ivory Coast literally coasted through with a couple of wins and a draw in their three matches. They saved the best for last when they put the defending champions Algeria to the sword in their final group game which they easily won 3-1 with goals from Franck Kessie, Ibrahim Sangare and Nicolas Pepe.
The Elephants are in a terrific form that goes back to the qualifiers. They have lost just once in their last 15 games across all competitions, winning 10 and drawing 4 times in that run.
It is on the back of such performances that bookmakers have them as one of the favorites to win it all. There is also a palpable sense of belief within Patrice Beaumelle’s charges that they can indeed pick up their first AFCON title since 2015.
Unlike their opponents, this tournament has not been a bed of roses for the Pharaohs. They have had to huff and puff to get their ticket to this round. They had a rough start losing 1-0 to Nigeria in their group opener. They however recovered and claimed back-to-back wins over Guinea-Bissau and Sudan, albeit by solitary 1-0 wins.
That return of 6 points was good enough to see them finish runner up in Group D and their reward is this unenviable task of trying to cool down one of the hottest teams in the tournament.
They do have the pedigree to do it though. After all, they are the most decorated team in the tournament after winning this title a record seven times. That said, Carlos Queiroz men will have to be at their best if they are to stand any chance here.
- Sangare B.
- Sangare I.
- COACH: Patrice Beumelle
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
- COACH: Carlos Queiroz
- MISSING PLAYERS: Tawfiq (Knock), Fatouh (Knock)
IVORY COAST VS EGYPT PREDICTIONS
Ivory Coast come into this playoff game riding on a hot streak. They dominated the group games and should really have easily won all three games were it not for a mental lapse at the end of the 2nd game against Sierra Leone. They sent a memo to the rest of the competition with that dominant win over the defending champions to send them packing. Egypt on the contrary haven’t quite been the dominant force from the past, although they seem to have gotten better with each game. The Ivorians just have too much talent and firepower at their disposal here and we fancy them to qualify from this tie @ 1.60 as the first of today’s betting predictions.
We expect a physical tussle here between these two sides that have been on the pinnacle of African football for many years. With everything on the line here, the likelihood of cynical challenges here and there certainly exists and given how strict the officiating has been particularly in this round, we feel the cards market would be good to consider here. 1xBet app have Over 3.5 bookings priced @ 1.54 and we are backing this as our final call.