Ivory Coast vs Algeria 02/01/2015 African Cup of Nations Preview, Odds and Predictions
Algeria vs Ivory coast
Sunday 1st February 2015 19:00(GMT)
The Line: Ivory 8/5 Draw 2/1 Algeria 19/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Eurosport; Bein Sports
Two of the pre tournament favourites come head to head in the last quarter final of the African Cup of nations. The Ivory coast are favourites for the tournament but the team has failed to deliver for most of this tournament and if they put in another sub par performance here they could be going home. Manchester City's Wilfred Bony and Ya Ya Toure have both struggled to ignite this tournament. With a tough team here to beat the problem for the Ivory Coast has been scoring goals. Gervinho should be back from suspension for his red card in the opening game of the tournament. WIth the Roma striker returning it should provide the Ivory Coast with another outlet going forward.
Algeria have a solid team themselves and will be looking to cause a shock here. With Feghouli, Slimani and Brahimi all leading the way for an inexperienced and young Algeria this could be a terrific chance for Algeria to knockout the Ivory Coast. With both teams proving themselves to be solid defensively this could be a cracking encounter but one that will more than likely be decided by the minimum.
I'm going to take Algeria on the handicap here. I think the worst that happens is we end up with a push. Algeria to me look the best bet here. The Ivory Coast have struggled to score and I think that this one may end up in extra time as well.