On Friday, June 28, Morocco will meet Ivory Coast for one of the shocks of the first round of this African Cup of Nations. Both teams will want to win to get closer to qualifying.
Football Betting Prediction Morocco vs Ivory Coast
Quarter-finalists at the last African Cup of Nations, Morocco has validated its ticket for this CAN by winning the Group B qualifiers, ahead of Cameroon, Comoros and Malawi. Just before starting the African Cup of Nations, the team worried observers by losing its 2 friendlies played against Gambia (0-1) and Zambia (2-3). During the first day, the Atlas Lions largely dominated Namibia but they had to wait for the 89th minute and a goal against their side to glean a precious victory (1-0).
Less visible for some time, Côte d’Ivoire failed to qualify for the last World Cup. The team also struggled during qualifying for CAN 2019, attesting its 2nd place in Group H, behind Guinea. During the preparation matches in June, Nicolas Pépé’s partners dominated Comoros (3-1) and Zambia (4-1) and lost to Uganda (0-1). For their entry into the competition, the Elephants have hardly overcome the South Africa (1-0).
The staff for Morocco vs Ivory Coast
Morocco is led by its charismatic leader and captain Benatia (Al-Duhail). He should be supported by his usual lieutenants Dirar, Hakimi, Saïss, Boussoufa and Amrabat. Offensively, the excellent playmaker of Ajax Ziyech also plays an important role and he will be responsible for feeding good balloons striker En Nesyri. Note that the playmaker Fajr and winger Boufal started on the bench against Angola.
Ivory Coast has one of the best squad of this CAN 2019. Excellent in the jersey of Lille this season, Nicolas Pepe is led to take more and more responsibility in the selection. Former Parisian Aurier wears the captain’s armband. The middle is very well provided with the presence of Serie and Kessie including. Decisive against South Africa, winger Gradel and scorer Kodjia should be renewed while the talented Zaha and Cornet take place on the bench.
The compositions for Morocco vs Ivory Coast
The probable composition of Morocco:
Bono – Dirar, Benatia, Saïss, Hakimi – Aït-Bennasser, Bourabia – Boussoufa, Ziyech, Amrabat – In Nesyri.
The planned tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Dirar, Benatia, Saïss, Hakimi
Boussoufa, Ziyech, Amrabat
The likely composition of Ivory Coast:
Gbohouo – Aurier, Traore, Kanon, Coulibaly – Die Serey, Seri, Kessie – Pepe, Kodjia, Gradel.
The probable tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Aurier, Traoré, Kanon, Coulibaly
Serey Die, Seri, Kessie
Pepe, Kodjia, Gradel
The key points of the match Morocco vs Ivory Coast
– The winner of this meeting take a very nice option on the 1st place of Group D.
Our Football Prediction Morocco vs Ivory Coast
With a very interesting workforce, Ivory Coast seems to have the assets to take over Morocco. Victory Ivory Coast.
Betting Prediction: Draw or win Ivory Coast & under 4.5 goals