Now it’s getting hot in Egypt. As with any major tournament, the Africa Cup 2019 also features groups that are more predictable in the preliminary round and pools where favorites can easily prevail. If several heavyweights in a group frolicking, then quickly comes up the word of a group of death, because it can catch one or the other favorites early.
Côte d’Ivoire is favorite group D at CAF 2019 and South Africa has not defeated the preliminaries. Read our betting tips offered by insider tipsters.
We experience such a scenario in Group D. With Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Morocco, there are three contenders for first place. With Namibia there is only one outsider at the start, but can prove to be the tip of the scales.
Today’s Betting Tips Ivory Coast vs South Africa
After all, even the three best group thirds will go one round. Therefore, it would be theoretically possible that we will see the favorites all in the round of 16. Until then, as many points as possible must be collected. Victories in the direct duels can be worth gold. So also in the game between the Ivory Coast and South Africa, in which a prediction once again difficult.
Both teams have their best times, but have enough potential to go far in the Africa Cup. The Ivorians have triumphed at the 2015 Africa Cup last time, but now they have no Didier Drogba or Yaya Toure in their ranks anymore. In qualifying, it was only enough to rank second behind Guinea. The Bafana Bafana had it not easy, but could secure behind Nigeria the ticket to Egypt.
The shape of the elephants are currently a little better on the road. Maybe it would make sense to place a tip on the Ivorians in the game between Ivory Coast and South Africa. In general, it looks like a draw would be the most likely outcome in this match. But that would mean that both teams were under pressure to move in the following games.
Ivory Coast – Statistics & current form
The last two issues of the African Cup had the full range of emotions for the Ivorians. In 2015, they could still triumph in the continental championships, but retired two years ago in the preliminary round. In addition, the Ivory Coast with the Belgian coach Marc Wilmots missed the World Cup in Russia. Ibrahima Kamara is supposed to bring the elephants back to their old strength. He also takes no account of big names. For example, Gervinho has been waiting in vain for a call from the coach and has not been nominated for the Africa Cup.
The team is currently still in transition and is only about to find their way back to their old strength. Whether we will experience this step at the Africa Cup 2019 is rather questionable. Therefore, it is first of all the minimum goal to qualify for the round of 16 in this difficult group. In the match between Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa, odds suggest that the bookmakers are confident they will win the Ivorians.
After all, there was only one defeat in the last twelve internationals. However, the very big opponents were not there. Three test matches were played by the elephants before the African Cup. Against the Comoros, there was a 3-1 victory before they had to give up against Uganda 0: 1. Last Wednesday, the Ivorians won at the dress rehearsal with 4: 1 against Zambia. Zambia, however, went first with a 1-0 lead before Jonathan Kodjia, Jean-Michael Seri, Maxwel Cornet and Wilfried Bony provided for the 4: 1 victory.
Although Nicolas Pepe from OSC Lille went out empty, but he is probably the player to watch with the elephants. He has ensured his goals for the return of OSC Lille in the Champions League. One that the Ivorian fans would certainly like to see is Eric Bailly of Manchester United. The defender fails because of a knee injury and did not even travel to Egypt.
Expected lineup of Ivory Coast:
↪ Gboamin – Aurier, Kanon, Gbamin, Bagayoko – Kessie, Serey Die, Gradel, Seri – Pepe, Bony
↪ Trainer: Kamara
Last matches from Ivory Coast:
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs Zambia 4: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs. Uganda 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs Comoros 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Ivory Coast vs. Liberia 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Ivory Coast vs Rwanda 3: 0 (Africa Championship qualification)
South Africa – Statistics & Current Form
South Africa is the team that has played the most games in preparation. That’s because the Bafana Bafana still participated in the Cosafa Cup, a tournament for teams in southern Africa. But you were not very successful there. After a preliminary round of the smaller teams to Swaziland, Mozambique and the Seychelles South Africa had to go into the quarterfinals, but lost there on penalties against Botswana. Two victories after Penaltys in the next few games still brought the disappointing fifth place.
But what became clear is that the team of Stuart Baxter in the regular season obviously can not be beat, we take the penalties once. After 90 minutes there has been no defeat since 14.11.2017. That would mean that in the match between Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa we would not be predicting a South African defeat. That you can keep up with the big players from West Africa, was clear in the last test.
In Dubai a match against the Black Stars from Ghana was on the program, who arrived with everything that has rank and name. Nevertheless, South Africa could fight for a 0-0. Another test match should take place on Wednesday. The alleged opponent from Angola has canceled this game but at short notice, on the grounds that it was no training in advance had been possible. Such stories would probably not give it directly before a European Championship.
“My team is still under construction. We have not lost for a year and a half, but calling ourselves favorites would be ridiculous. ” – Stuart Baxter
Nevertheless, Stuart Baxter is looking forward to the first match of the African Cup. The favorite role against the Ivorer or even in this tournament, he shows quite a distance, but also makes it clear once that his team will be hard to beat. Most South Africans are kicking in the national Premier League, which is currently considered the strongest league on the black continent. Well-known actor is Thulani Serero, who used to play for Ajax and is now under contract with Vitesse Arnhem.
Expected formation of South Africa:
↪ Keet – Hlatshwayo, Coetzee, Mkhwanazi, Hlanti – Serero, Kekana, Zwane, Furman – Tau, Dolly
↪ Coach: Baxter
Last matches from South Africa:
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Ghana Vs. South Africa 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Malawi 5: 4 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Uganda Vs. South Africa 3: 5 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 02.06.2019 – South Africa vs. Botswana 6: 7 (COSAFA Cup)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Libya vs. South Africa 1: 2 (Africa Championship qualification)
Ivory Coast vs South Africa Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Six games are still available between Ivory Coast and South Africa. Never before could the Ivorians prevail against the Bafana Bafana. In addition to four draws, there are two victories for the South Africans. The final duel was in November 2014 in a friendly match in Nelspruit, the hosts won 2-0. In the African Cup, this duel has been a single occurrence so far, when in 1998 the two rivals separated in Burkina Faso with a 1-1 in the group match.
Ivory Coast vs South Africa Our Best Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
Both opponents are still in development with their teams. Although the Ivory Coast and South Africa still have a sonorous name, both are certainly not among the tournament favorites. But if they got far, nobody would be surprised. After all, the Ivorians have lost just one of the last twelve international matches. The Bafana Bafana has not lost even in the regular season for nearly 20 months. These data alone suggest that a tip be placed on a division of points in the game between Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.
Key Facts – Ivory Coast vs South Africa tips
⭐️ The Ivory Coast has conceded only one defeat in the last twelve internationals
⭐️ For more than one and a half years South Africa has suffered no defeat in the regular season
⭐️ Never before have the Ivorians defeated South Africa in an international match
In addition, the elephants have never prevailed against the South Africans. This fact does not exactly mean that the Ivorians will win. We have therefore decided to use the betting odds of up to 3.30 on a draw in the match between Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa, because the facts speak very well for a division of points.
Insider Tips: draw