Ivory Coast vs D.R. Congo: Match Preview and Prediction
Ivory Coast vs D.R. Congo: In four of Congo DR’s five tournament games, both teams were on target. Nine out of the previous ten head-to-head matches between these rivals have ended with the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option winning. On their journey to the championship, the entire country will support the hosts, Ivory Coast.
For the first time since their devastating 0–4 loss in the final group-stage match at Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast is back in the nation’s capital. Since then, a lot has changed for the elephants. Prior to the knockout stage, Jean-Louis Gasset was replaced on the bench by their former head coach, Emerse Fae.
Ivory Coast beat defending champions Senegal in the round of sixteen and Mali in the quarterfinals despite having ten men on the pitch to chase the score. Wednesday night, the elephants want to continue their fairytale knockout run. They face Congo DR in the 2024 CAF Africa Cup of Nations second semifinal in Abidjan.
For the second time since the year 2000, Congo DR has advanced to the last four. Five days ago, they celebrated their first-ever tournament victory, defeating Guinea 3-1 in the quarterfinal. The goal scorers on the occasion were Arthur Masuaku, Yoane Wissa, and Chancel Mbemba.
Ivory Coast vs D.R. Congo: Betting Analysis
These parties last met a year ago. A goalless draw in the African Nations Championship group stage was their previous result. Ivory Coast has won two and drawn two of its last four matches against the Leopards. Of the past ten head-to-head matchups between these rivals, Over 2.5 goals FT and Both Teams To Score won all but one.
Both teams scored in four of Congo’s five 2024 AFCON games. Both Ivory Coast knockout matches followed the same path. In the final group stage encounter, Ivory Coast lost four goals against Equatorial Guinea, revealing their defensive weaknesses. Ivory Coast and Congo DR have scored in nine of their last ten encounters. These 2.25 odds make the Both Teams to Score option a great value.
At 2.10 odds, we think the hosts will win the regular 90 minutes. After changing managers, Ivory Coast is more energetic. Their talent is widespread. Finally, we want Simon Adingra and Sebastian Haller in the starting lineup. Congo DR won only two of its previous twelve matches in all competitions.
Ivory Coast vs D.R. Congo: Head-to-Head
Who will win the match between Ivory Coast and D.R. Congo?
DR Congo may need some luck to break through the Ivory Coast defence, which we predict might score in a win. We want an Ivory Coast triumph in 90 minutes.
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw
What are the best odds for the game?
When looking up the betting prices for this match in the full-time outcome market, you can receive 2.22 for an Ivory Coast win, 2.97 for an all-square conclusion, and 4.24 for a DR Congo triumph. Those are the highest yields available right now.