Morocco vs Ivory Coast
African Cup of Nation 2017 – Group D
Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade d’Oyem.
Ivory Coast’s will face Atlas Lion of Morocco at Stade d’Oyem in what seems like a must win game for the Ivorians.
The Ivorians were tipped among the favourites to win the competition by many pundits, but the first 2 games seems to be saying otherwise. They drew their first 2 games against Togo and DR Congo and are in the 3rd spot in group C behind Morocco and DR Congo.
The Ivorians have a hard task at hand as they face a well-organized Morocco in their final game of the group stage. Anything less than a win in this game will hinder the Ivorians from qualifying for the knockout stages.
Meanwhile the Atlas Lions showed a brave performance in their 2nd game as they came from behind to beat Togolese team 3-1. They are now in the 2nd spot in group C with 3 points to their name.
Morocco will be hoping to win the Ivorians to ensure their qualification for the nest round of the competition. However, a draw in this fixture can still put them through depending in result of Togo vs DR Congo.
Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Head to Head Statistics
Their previous meetings puts Ivory Coast in the fore front, they are unbeaten against Morocco in their previous 6 games.
The Ivorians have won 3 of their last 6 games against Morocco and drawn 3 games.
Ivory Coast have conceded just 3 goals against Morocco, also they have only scored 6 against the Atlas Lion.
Morocco: Predicted Line-up (5-3-2)
Munir – Mendyl, Saiss, Da Costa, Benatia, Dirar – El Kaddouri, Boussoufa, El Ahmadi – Fajr Bouhaddouz.
Ivory Coast: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Gbohouo – Traore, Kanon, Bailly, Aurier – Doukoure, Die, Kessie – Kalou, Bony, Zaha
Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Prediction
The fixture won’t be easy for both teams, given what is at stake, both teams will fight to win at all cost. According to stats above, their previous games have recorded few goals, but it won’t be same this time. Both teams seem to have woken up in their last game and will be quick on attack in this one.
The game could go either way but we are expecting the game to record at least 3 goals.
Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Bet Tips
Both teams to score at 8/7 (2.15)
Over 2.5 goals at 13/8 (2.63).