Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast: Match Preview and Prediction
Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast: Equatorial Guinea has won 12 straight matches overall. Ivory Coast had little chance against Nigeria in the second round. Two of the last three matches between these teams had fewer than three goals.
In the final round of Group A of the 2024 African Cup of Nations, hosts Ivory Coast will play Equatorial Guinea to recoup from a setback to Nigeria. The Ivorians, who are third in the group standings, must beat Equatorial Guinea, who are first, to advance to the round of 16.
The Ivory Coast did little Thursday night to threaten Nigeria in the second round. After Ousmane Diomande’s challenge on Victor Osimhen, William Troost-Ekong’s second-half penalty decided a competitive encounter. The hosts beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in the first game.
Equatorial Guinea has impressed through this tournament. After drawing Nigeria 1-1 in the first round, they easily defeated Guinea-Bissau in the second round. On Thursday, former Middlesbrough player Emilio Nsue scored a hat-trick to advance Los Elefantes to the knockout stage.
Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast: Betting Analysis
Ivory Coast defeated Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in the 2022 AFCON group stage. Ivory Coast has won two and drawn one of its three matches against Equatorial Guinea. In two of three H2H matches, these rivals scored less than three goals.
Equatorial Guinea has won 12 straight matches in all competitions. They’ve had two good tournament performances. Ivory Coast disappointed in both matches against Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria. The odds favor Equatorial Guinea at 1.65 in +1.5 Asian Handicap.
Ivory Coast was quiet offensively, notably in the second game against Nigeria. Equatorial Guinea tied the Super Eagles 1-1 on opening day, proving they can handle the continent’s giants. The Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.61 odds is another option.
Who will win the match between Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast?
It seems like Equatorial Guinea will give Ivory Coast a chance for a goalfest, even though they may find it difficult to break through their defense. It might be a genuine thrashing. Ivory Coast will thus triumph easily and by a wide margin.