Zambia vs Ivory Coast
International – Friendlies
Date: Wednesday, 19th June 2019
Kick off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: United Arab Emirates.
Ivory Coast saw their three-match winning streak brought to a jerky halt when they succumbed to a narrow yet shocking defeat in their last international friendly against Uganda. The Elephants will be the ones keen on bouncing back to winning ways when they take on Zambia in an International friendly on Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates.
Zambia, on the other hand, will be coming into the clash having beaten Morocco in a five-goal thriller, which ended 3-2 in their favour. The Zambian team are most likely to be in high spirits of possibly recreating the same result when they clash with the Ivorian side.
The fixture will also be the last warm-up match for the Ivory Coast side before they begin their much awaited African Cup of Nations campaign in Egypt, where they will be taking on South Africa in their opening match.
Zambia vs Ivory Coast Head to head (h2h)
- Ivory Coast and Zambia have met each other on seven occasions.
- Zambia came out on top the last time the two teams met.
- The last time Ivory Coast triumphed over Zambia was in 1992.
- Zambia have won the match along with a clean sheet four times.
Zambia vs Ivory Coast Prediction
Despite the most recent run of form of both the teams, Ivory Coast is most likely to edge it past Zambia when both the teams meet in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
The starting line-up which featured for the Elephants in their previous match was not exactly their strongest, so it’s too soon to rule out the possibility of the Ivory Coast side coming out on top.
Hitman Wilfried Bony couldn’t find the back of the net in their last game after coming on as a substitute for 15 minutes, the Zambian defense will have to be cautious of him if he features on Wednesday.
Zambia’s performance against Morocco in their last match is definitely commendable. Despite losing their lead twice in the game, the side kept their cool and ensured that they kept their advantage the third time around. The Ivorians need to be vigilant and keep them away from their defensive third at all costs.
The game is most likely to go in favor of the Ivory Coast side who will definitely be fielding a much stronger starting eleven, as opposed to their previous game. The game is also most likely to be a very tight one, and hence a high scoring match is out of the question.
Zambia vs Ivory Coast Betting Tips
Ivory Coast to win @ 2.55
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62.