Ivory Coast vs Algeria
Africa Cup of Nations
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Suez Stadium (Suez).
Ivory Coast edged it past their opponents Mali by a 1-0 scoreline in the previous round to set themselves up for a quarterfinal clash with Algeria. However, the squad were dismal in that match and will have to thank their lucky stars for saving them from embarrassment.
The Elephants failed to enjoy more time on the ball than their foes and managed to make just one feeble attempt at goal in the first half. Lucky for them, Mali failed to make use of both the majority share of possession and the fifteen shots that they took at goal.
Ibrahim Kamara’s men showed signs of resurgence in the second half and found two the target in two of their efforts, one of which ended up in the back of the net. Although the final scoreline says otherwise, his side were outclassed in almost every aspect, with the credit of their win going largely to their opponent’s carelessness and lack of finishing.
The Algerians marched into the quarterfinals in a convincing fashion after thumping their counterparts Guinea in the round of sixteen. The match finished 3-0 in their favour and saw three different players get on the scoresheet for them as well. The squad broke the deadlock in the first half and sealed the deal with two more in the second.
The squad were also resilient at the back, restricting their opponents from finding not even a single consolation goal.
The winners of the clash will then go on to face the team that comes out on top in the tie between Nigeria and South Africa.
Ivory Coast vs Algeria Head to head (h2h)
Both the sides have locked horns with each other on eleven occasions.
Algeria have not registered a win against this team in their last six h2h encounters.
Their last meeting finished 3-1 in favor of Ivory Coast.
Neither teams have kept a clean sheet against each other in their last three clashes.
Ivory Coast vs Algeria Prediction
The quarter final tie between the two sides is more than likely to see Algeria progress to the next round with a win over their foes, this Thursday.
Algeria are yet to concede a goal in the competition and were unbeaten in all of their matches building up to this tie. The squad have scored nine unanswered goals so far, and are showing no signs of slowing down either.
Their counterparts have not had a similar run of form in their previous games, and have posted a win by a slender one-goal margin in three of their last four matches. Kamara’s side have not conceded more than two goals in the tournament so far, but it has to be said that their foes for this week have been racking up their goal tally with ease.
We can certainly expect the clash to be a low scoring one, however, with Algeria certain to bag the victory at the end of the ninety minutes.
Ivory Coast vs Algeria Betting tips
Algeria to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).