Mali – Ivory Coast : Preview & Prediction
Mali is certainly undefeated in this CAN but it rubs in the 1/8 round of finals to an opponent who does not succeed too much. The Malians finished 1st in their group ahead of Tunisia with 2 wins over Mauritania (4-1) and Angola (1-0) and 1 draw against Tunisia (1-1). Mali has returned to this CAN after three preparation matches with one draw and two defeats. Côte d’Ivoire, for its part, has only failed against Morocco (0-1) since the start of the competition, recording in passing 2 wins against South Africa (1-0) and Namibia ( 4-1). The Elephants, who have only 2 defeats in their last 15 meetings, are armed to go far in this African Cup of Nations and Pepe, Gradel or Cornet will do what is necessary to allow their team to climb into the quarter.
The balance of direct confrontations turn largely in favor of Ivory Coast: 4 wins, 2 draws against 1 defeat.
The Elephants have suffered only 2 defeats in their last 15 meetings.
Ivory Coast is 3 wins in its last 4 outings.
Mali has only 2 wins in its last 6 matches.
The line of attack of the CIV is formidable with the Cornet, Gradel and Pepe who evolve in Ligue 1.
Ivory Coast should be in the next round after this beautiful duel against winning Mali than a single duel in 7 direct confrontations.
Mali – Ivory Coast : Betting Tips
Ivory Coast – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70