Congo DR vs Ivory Coast 02/04/2015 African Cup of Nations Preview, Odds and Prediction
Ivory Coast vs Congo DR
Wednesday 4th February 2015 19:00(GMT)
The Line: Congo DR 5/1 Draw 13/5 Ivory Coast 7/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: eurosport uk; Bein Sports
The first semi final of the african cup of nations will take place on Wednesday as the Ivory Coast take on Congo DR. Both teams had impressive wins in the quarter final with Congo DR coming from two goals down to beat Congo 4-2. With an impressive display and a couple of top class young players this is a team. Unbeaten so far in the tournament with three draws and a win this is a side that will have built up some confidence. Defensively the team looked very good until conceding two early goals against Congo. Led by Crystal Palace's Bolasie and WEst Brom's Mulumbu this team has proven that they can compete with the big boys Dynamo Kiev striker Mbokani scored two in the quarter final and will be looking to take advantage of an Ivory Coast backline that is definitely susceptible.
The Ivory Coast finally awoken from their slumber in the quarter finals of the tournament when Manchester City's Wilfred Bony netted twice and Roma's Gervinho added the insurance goal in the last ten minutes. Led by Manchester City's Ya Ya Toure the Ivory Coast were pre tournament favourites and after an uninspiring group performances they showed their true form in the quarter finals by putting in a terrific perfoormance against Algeria. This is going to be a tough game for the Ivory Coast though as they face a Congo DR side that have proven themselves.
I am taking both teams to score here, I would like to take the draw overall but I think that the Ivory Coast if they play like they did in the Quarter Final should be too strong. Either way though I see both teams getting on the scoresheet and am really looking forward to this one.