Morocco vs Ivory Coast
African Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Saturday 12th, October 2016.
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 WAT.
Venue: Stade de Marrakech
Morocco hosts the people elephant of Ivory Coast for match day 2 of the Africa world cup qualifiers.
Morocco shared points with Gabon in their first game of the 2018 world cup qualifiers. The North African side has however engaged themselves in 2 international friendly since their goalless draw with Gabon; Morocco scored 6 goals and conceded once in their 2 international friendly with Jordan, and Canada. The Atlas lion of Morocco as they are fondly called by fans, are currently ranked 60th in the world, and sits 2nd on the group c log with 1 point.
Ivory Coast enjoyed a 3-1 win over Mali in their first game of the 2018 Africa world cup qualifiers. The people’s Elephant have won their last 3 world cup qualifiers games, conceding once in those 3 clashes. Ivory Coast also enjoys a nice spell in encounter with their Saturday host (i.e. Morocco), with the Ivorian qualifying ahead of the Moroccan during 2014 world cup qualifier phase. The people’s elephant is currently ranked 31st in the world and they sit top of the Group c log ahead of this game.
Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Head to Head Statistics
The atlas lion of Morocco is in search of its first win over Ivory Coast in 8 consecutive meeting. Ivory Coast and morocco are meeting for a 2nd consecutive world cup qualifiers series, with both sides sharing same group during the 2014 world cup qualifiers phase. Moreover, The Ivorian qualified ahead of their North African counterpart; after both side played 1-1 & 2-2 draw over two legs in 2013.
Furthermore, both sides met for an international friendly last year with Ivory Coast defeating the Atlas lion Morocco by a one goal.
Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Prediction
A lion and an Elephant clashing will always be fierce match to watch. The Moroccan have not lost in 3 consecutive world qualifiers games played at home, averaging at least 2 goals in this 3 meeting. The Elephant to Ivory Coast haven’t been doing badly at away games either, and could carry this momentum into this Saturday clash.
In summary, I will predict a win or draw situation for Morocco.
Morocco vs Ivory Coast: Bet Tips
Morocco to win – Draw no Bet at 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).
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