Both secured good solid victories in their round of sixteen ties, where neither conceded. Algeria are currently second-favourites to win the tournament outright, which leaves the Elepehants as big underdogs for this game. However, Ivory Coast have been edging the head to head against the Algerians. Read our Ivory Coast v Algeria betting tips for more.
Ivory Coast 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 9th, 2019 at 7:14 p.m.)
The Ivory Coast only finished in second place in the group stage of this year’s Cup of Nations. That was behind Morocco who the Elephants lost to. They took wins over South Africa and Namibia in the group. That sent the Ivory Coast through to the round of sixteen where they were up against Mali. That was a tight game with the Ivory Coast winning 1-0 thanks to a lone goal from Wilfried Zaha. That leaves him as their top scorer in the competition with the two goals.
The Elephants have won four of their last five games played now and during the 2019 calendar year, they are W7 L2 from nine games. The two defeats which they have taken in that sequence of games were both by a 1-0 scoreline. Interestingly in their last four wins, two have been by a 1-0 scoreline and the other two were 4-1 successes. They were the championship winners back in 2015 but fell at the group stage in their defence two years later.
All six previous meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Ivory Coast are W3 D2 L1 in the head to head against Algeria
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings
Ivory Coast are unbeaten in their last four against Algeria (W2 D2)
The Desert Foxes sailed through their round of sixteen tie against Guinea. They romped to a 3-0 success and were pretty much unchallenged there. They had also won Group C of this year’s competition with three straight wins. They scored six unanswered goals in the group stage in their three games, so that is no goal conceded in this campaign from them at all. With Egypt having taken an early tumble, Algeria are right up there as second favourite to win outright.
Algeria have Adam Ounas on three goals for the tournament, making him the joint top scorer. Riyad Mahrez has weighed in with a couple as well. It is really back since the middle of November last year that Algeria have been in hot form. They have peaked just at the right time with having gone W8 D2 in their last ten games. They are currently on a five-match winning streak and they scored at least two goals in four of those five wins. The last time they made it past the quarters was in 1990 when they went on to win.
Algeria look very good value for money at the moment. They are on a fantastic run of form, aren’t conceding and are up against an Ivory Coast side who don’t look to be a major threat in front of goal. Algeria to win to nil.
11th July 2019 / lee - Category: International Football Betting