Namibia vs Ivory Coast
Africa Cup of Nations
Date: Monday 1st July 2019
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: 30 June Air Defence Stadium (Cairo).
This is the Group D game between Namibia and Ivory Coast and with the group so tight anything could happen in the final group games. Both teams need a win to try and advance to the knockout rounds.
Namibia have lost both of their games so far and look out of the competition only a series of complicated results would give them a chance, but they may be able to finish in 3rd and then hope for a play-off place. They have lost to both South Africa and Morocco. The good news is that even though they haven’t scored yet they are not conceding many goals and have stayed disciplined in defence and conceded just 2 goals so far.
Ivory Coast enter this match with 3 points after beating South Africa 1-0 but losing too Morocco 1-0. Indeed, every game in the group has finished with the correct result of 1-0. If Ivory Coast can win that should assure them to qualify directly, although if South Africa beat Morocco then one of those teams could end up in the play-off which would not be ideal.
Namibia vs Ivory Coast: Head to Head
The nations have only met once before which was in 2018 when Namibia away from home beat Ivory Coast 1-0.
Namibia vs Ivory Coast: Prediction
Ivory Coast are the big favourites to win this game and they are being quoted at 1/3 to do so. Namibia are as much as 12/1 to win. This is quite surprising given how close this group has been. We do believe Ivory Coast can get the win but with defences this year in the competition being tight we want to opt for Namibia to be able to win this game on the handicap and it should be able to offer us some good value. For smaller stakes we will bet for 0-0 correct score at half time.
Namibia vs Ivory Coast Bet Tips:
Handicap: Namibia +2 @ 1.70 (7/10)
Half Time: Correct Score: 0-0 at 2.10 (11/10).