Algeria vs. Ivory Coast
|Date & Time||Thursday July 11, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
New Suez Stadium
Ivory Coast +250 / Algeria +125 / Draw +200
Algeria have made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 African Cup of Nations. At this stage of the tournament, Algeria will play against Ivory Coast.
Algeria were very impressive in the previous round as they defeated Guinea 3-0. It was a determined performance by Algeria as they only had 42% of the ball but created the best scoring chances. Riyad Mahrez was outstanding for Algeria as the Manchester City forward scored the second goal of the game.
Algeria have been outstanding in this tournament as the team have won all 4 of their games. The defense has been outstanding for Algeria as they have conceded no goals in this tournament. The forwards have also been impressive for Algeria as they have scored 9 goals.
Looking at their opponent, Ivory Coast defeated Mali 1-0 in the previous round. Ivory Coast only had 40% of the ball but Wilfried Zaha showed his ability to score the winning goal in the 70th minute. Ivory Coast had only 2 shots on target but were good enough to win the match.
Ivory Coast finished second in their group behind Morocco. During the group stage, Ivory Coast defeated Namibia and South Africa. The defense has been very strong for Ivory Coast in this tournament as the team has only conceded 3 goals in their 4 games. Key players for Ivory Coast have been Wilfried Zaha, Franck Kessié and Ismaël Traoré.
This match between Algeria and Ivory Coast is set to take place at the New Suez Stadium in Suez.
With all the information taken under consideration, I am going to pick Algeria to win this match. Algeria have been the best team in this tournament with both attack and defense firing. Ivory Coast have also played well but they have not shown the same intensity which was evident in their loss to Morocco. With the likes of Mahrez and Slimani in the team, I see Algeria being too strong for Ivory Coast in this match.