African Cup of Nations / Ivory Coast vs Algeria – Match between Ivory Coast and Algeria is without doubt the most interesting in the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations. Ivory Coast won the Cup two times, the last time in 2015, while Algeria did it just once and quite some time ago 1990. Ivory Coast won its first title in 1992 after Algeria failed to defend it.
Game Ivory Coast vs Algeria begins 11.07.2019 at 18:00 CET
The previous African Cup of Nations finished for Ivory Coast right after the group phase as having just two points and winning no matches they ended up in the third place and had no chance to defend the title. This year Ivory Coast won two times, South Africa 1-0 and Nambia 4-1, which was enough for the second place in the group D, right behind Morocco to which they lost 0-1.
Ivory Coast won Mali 1-0 in the round of 16 and Wilifred Zaha scored the only goal that was sufficient to pass the round. It is interesting that the last time Ivory Coast won the African Cup of Nations they eliminated Algeria by 3-1 right in the quarter-finals, and in that way they revenged for defeat in the same round in 2010. Ivory Coast was eliminated then after extra time by 2-3.
Probable lineups Ivory Coast: Gbohouo-Bagayoko, Coulibaly, Kanon, Traore- Gbamin, Serrey Die- Kessie, Pepe, Zaha- Kodjia
Algeria is the only team which won all matches so far. Besides Algeria, the group phase have passed with all three wins only Egypt and Morocco, however, the hosts Egypt was eliminated by South Africa, and Morocco by Benin, so the Algerians can boast with fact that they are the most successful team so far. On top of it they are the only team that didn’t receive a goal, and their goal difference is 9-0.
The Algerians were especially efficient in the last match of the group phase with Tanzania and in the round of 16 against Guinea, whom they defeated by 3-0. In last 10 matches, including four friendlies, they weren’t defeated and they won eight of them. Algeria lost the last time in the qualifications for the African Cup of Nations in October last year when they Benin defeated then away 1-0.
Probable lineups Algeria: M. Bolhi- Atal, Bensebaini, Mandi, Benlamri- Mahrez, Feghouli, Bennacer, Guedioura- Bounedjah, Belaili
Betting Pick: Ivory Coast vs Algeria
Ivory Coast was more successful than Algeria historically but the Algerians are right now the most dominant team at the African Cup of Nations. Algeria’s unbeaten streak is very impressive and it didn’t receive a goal yet. We would play on Algeria’s triumph
Pick: Algeria wins
Odds: 2.15 at Unibet (down to 2.05 can be played)
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