Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 12/01/2022

**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**

Our next AFCON 2022 preview is the fixture that pits Equatorial Guinea against Ivory Coast. The Ivoirians come to this game as the favourites but can they stand the heat in a competition that is gathering steam. Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast is the 12th game of the AFCON 2022 tournament.

Our Free Picks for Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast

AFCON 2022 fixture between Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast is a highly anticipated game. Will Ivory Coast reinstate its place in continental football by going as far as possible in this competition? It is safe to say that based in recent performances, Ivory Coast is among the favourites to progress to playoffs in AFCON 2022. Our analysis for the best two predictions above is as follows:

First half winner: Ivory Coast @18/25 (1.72)

Our pick to win this fixture is Ivory Coast. They have some of the best players in the AFCON 2022 tournament. From defenders, midfielders to strikers plying their trades in Europe’s elite five top flights, a more experienced Ivory Coast should outplay the less experienced Equatorial Guinea. Most Equatorial Guinea players in this competition are home-based so, we don’t think they will create any trouble for players like Zaha, Pepe and many others who will be representing Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2022 tournament. Backing Ivory Coast to win the firs-half of this match comes with a good price.

Total goals: Under 2.5 @ 63/100 (1.63)

While Ivory Coast are the favourite in this game, they will have to sweat for points somehow. Most of the games played in AFCON 2022 have yielded fewer than three goals and this looks like a low scoring game. Equatorial Guinea has a fairly good defence and with no defeat in the last five games, three of which were clean sheets, fewer than three goals in this match is a good pick.

Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast Betting Odds and Team Stats

We have shopped for the best Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast odds. See the tables below.

Match Preview: Ivory Coast Looking to Claim Lost Glory in AFCON 2022

Ivory Coast hopes they can reclaim their place in African football. The country is currently ranked 56th in World Football by FIFA but a position that puts them below other African countries such as Senegal, Cameroon, Egypt, Nigeria and Tunisia.

While Ivoirians have made 24 appearances in AFCON, Equatorial Guinea has made only three appearances in Africa’s most watch football event. Will the best experience win or things have changed?

Let’s see how these teams will likely lineup for this important fixture.

Equatorial Guinea predicted lineup: Sapunga, Nsue, Akapo, Nchama, Coco, Salvador, Bikoro, Ganet, Machin, Belima, and Siafa

Ivory Coast Predicted lineup: Sangare, Aurier, Boly, Cornet, Baily, Kessie, Maiga, Akpa-Akpro, Sangare, Zaha and Pepe.

AFCON 2022 FAQs-Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast

Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast

When is Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast match taking place?

The game is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022

What time will Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast fixture start?

The game will kick off at 22:00 GMT +3

How are these teams rated by FIFA?

Equatorial Guinea is ranked 114th while Ivory Coast is 56th on FIFA list.