Nigeria vs Ivory Coast: Match Preview and Prediction
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast: Nigeria enters this match on the heels of a 1-1 draw with South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria had 40% of the possession in that game and only one of their 14 total attempted shots on goal was on target.
William Troost-Ekong was the lone player for Nigeria to register a goal (67′). Only one of South Africa’s fourteen total efforts on goal was on target. South Africa’s Teboho Mokoena (90′) scored a goal. Nigeria emerged victorious in a thrilling penalty shootout, 4-2.
Six of the last six games in which Nigeria has played have had fewer than three goals scored in each contest. When analyzing goal attribution at that time, Nigeria scored seven goals while the other teams combined for two.
After defeating DRC 1-0 in the Africa Cup of Nations, Ivory Coast plays. Only one of Ivory Coast’s 14 efforts on goal was on target, despite 57% possession. Only Sébastien Haller (65′) scored for Ivory Coast. DR Congo’s seven shots were missed.
The Ivory Coast team captained by Emerse Faé has scored six goals throughout the course of their most recent six matches. During those same matches, they have conceded a total of seven goals to their competition.
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast: Betting Analysis
In their most recent league match, which took place on the second day of the Africa Cup of Nations on January 18, 2024, Ivory Coast emerged victorious over Nigeria at the hands of the latter. Nigeria emerged victorious in the encounter with a score of 0-1 (in their favor).
In addition to having 14 shots on goal, the Ivory Coast team had a possession rate of 64%, and three of those shots were effective in hitting the target. Both of these statistics are significant.
Out of the eleven shots that Nigeria had on goal, just one of them was effective in reaching the target. Within the 55th minute, Williams Troost-Ekong was the one who scored the goal. An official by the name of Mustapha Ghorbal served as the referee for the competition.
Nigeria vs Ivory Coast: Head-to-Head
Who will win the match between Nigeria and Ivory Coast?
Although it’s hard to predict a winner, Ivory Coast and Nigeria could both score. We’ll see, but scores may be level. We expect a close game that ends in a draw when the referee blows the whistle.
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw
What are the best odds for the game?
According to the bookmakers’ odds in the win-draw-win market, betting on Nigeria will get you 2.86, betting on a draw will net you 2.9, and betting on an Ivory Coast victory will net you 3.1. These are the best returns on offer right now.