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Ivory Coast vs Egypt Stats

  • Ivory Coast have scored six goals in their three games.
  • Egypt have seen under 1.5 goals in their three games.

Ivory Coast vs Egypt Betting Tips

Betting Tip: Half Time Draw

Ivory Coast have been one of if not the most impressive side so far at AFCON and the Elephants should be one of the favourites to take the trophy given their quality throughout the pitch that few can match. A frontline that could see any of Wilfred Zaha, Nicolas Pepe, Seb Haller, Max Gradel, Christian Kouame, Maxwell Cornet and Jeremie Boga should fancy their chances of scoring but they may meet their match with this Egypt side who have been excellent defensively of late.

The Pharaohs are yet to click in the final third and may be relying on Mo Salah but he is much more comfortable playing with high quality players, something the rest of the Egypt players can’t quite offer compared to Liverpool. They’ll look to keep a lid on things, especially early on and will have to watch out for the aerial threat of Ivory Coast, especially Haller and rangy midfielder Ibrahim Sangare who scored last time out against Algeria.

Ivory Coast look fair favourites but as the stakes are raised in these knockout games the potential for a risk-averse set up from both probably rises. With under 2.5 way too short to support I’d rather back the half time draw at 5/6.

Half Time Draw - 1.5pts @ 5/6