Ivory Coast vs Cameroon
World Cup Qualification – Africa
Date: Monday, 6 September 2021
Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara (Abidjan).
Ivory Coast welcome Cameroon for the World Cup qualifying fixture on Monday hoping to bag their first win of the campaign.
Disappointing as it can be, the Ivorians dropped points against minnows Mozambique on Friday. It is important to get back to winning ways here, with only one team progressing to the next stage.
The same applies to Cameroon, but they did brilliantly in the group opener to beat Malawi 2-0 and currently sit at the top of the group. Both goals fell inside the half-hour mark, Vincent Aboubakar and Ngadeu-Ngadjui being the scorers.
Ivory Coast vs Cameroon Head-to-head
This will be the first meeting between the nations since Ivory Coast beat Cameroon 3-0 in extra time at the African Nations Championship quarterfinals in 2016.
The four previous meetings came at the African Cup of Nations, Cameroon won 2 with Ivory Coast 1 and 1 draw.
The teams last locked horns in a qualifying fixture in the 2004/05 campaign. Cameroon won both games on that occasion, 2-0 at home and a thrilling 3-2 in the visit to Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast vs Cameroon Prediction
This is a fixture that potentially decides the group winner despite it being only the second match of the competition.
On form, Cameroon is the better side, but Africa’s away fixtures are always tricky to predict.
Taking the importance of this fixture into account, we expect goals at a premium. Cameroon has kept 4 consecutive cleans sheets while Ivory Coast drew their last two games 0-0.
So, under 2.5 goals is our best recommendation, while brave punters can shoot the full-time draw for premium price.
Ivory Coast vs Cameroon Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.47
Full-time Draw @ 3.10 odd