Ivory Coast vs Gabon prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/06/2024

Ivory Coast vs Gabon prediction
Who will remain at the top after Ivory Coast and Gabon meet? – Photo by Icon Sport

Ivory Coast and Gabon will meet in the third round of African World Cup qualifiers on Friday, 7 June.

With both teams fighting for the top of the group, who will prevail in this match? Read our Ivory Coast vs Gabon prediction and preview to find that out and more.

Ivory Coast vs Gabon prediction: An important win for the Elephants

Key Stats

  • Ivory Coast are without a loss in their last six matches in a row.
  • With three wins over Gabon in the last four meetings, Ivory Coast enter this match high on confidence.
  • Both teams have gone over 2.5 total goals in four of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • The last four H2H duels between these teams have gone over 2.5 total goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies backing Ivory Coast to win 

  • HOME: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.30%
  • DRAW: 17/4 (5.25) – 19.00%
  • AWAY: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.10%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

We can see from these Ivory Coast vs Gabon odds that the home team are the expected winners and it's not even close, which is hardly a surprise given that Ivory Coast are the reigning champions of Africa.

On top of that, Ivory Coast are on a great run of form and they will host this match. That being said, Gabon have beaten Ivory Coast in their last duel, although that was back in 2017.

Meanwhile, if you liked our predictions for this clash, remember to also take a look at our favourite betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Ivory Coast with the better record

With three wins in the last five meetings with Gabon, Ivory Coast have clearly been the better team, even though their last meeting ended in a minimal win for Gabon. Things are pretty much same when it comes to their overall H2H record: 9-2-3 in favour of Ivory Coast.

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 05/09/17

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1
Gabon

Gabon

2

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 02/09/17

Gabon

Gabon

0
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

3

International Match 04/06/16

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

2
Gabon

Gabon

1

African Nations Championship 24/01/16

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

4
Gabon

Gabon

1

International Match 14/06/15

Gabon

Gabon

0
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

0

Ivory Coast preview: Looking to take a huge step in the qualifiers

After the first two rounds in the WC qualifiers, the reigning African champions are at the top of their group, with two wins and a goal difference of +11. So, things are pretty much going according to plan, but the next duel with the other team in the group with two wins, Gabon, could prove to be crucial.

Predicted lineup: Fofana (GK), Singo, Boly, Diomande, Ismael, Seri, Kessie, Pepe, Diakite, Haller & Adingra

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 11/06/24

D

Kenya

Kenya

0

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

0

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 07/06/24

W

Gabon

Gabon

0

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1

International Match 26/03/24

W

Uruguay

Uruguay

1

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

2

International Match 23/03/24

D

Benin

Benin

2

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

2

Africa Cup of Nations 11/02/24

W

Nigeria

Nigeria

1

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

2

Gabon preview: Hoping to stay in the race for the top

With two wins in the first two games of the World Cup qualifiers, Gabon currently share the top of the group with their next opponent, Ivory Coast. However, these wins came last year after Gabon failed to even qualify for AFCON 2023. At the very least, Gabon are on great pace to reach the next stage of the qualifiers, even as one of the best-ranked second-placed teams.

Predicted lineup: Noubi (GK), Obiang, Appindangoye, Ecuele Manga, Oyono, Biteghe, Kanga, Lemina, Bouanga, Allevinah & Aubameyang

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 11/06/24

W

Gambia

Gambia

2

Gabon

Gabon

3

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 07/06/24

L

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1

Gabon

Gabon

0

International Match 25/03/24

D

Congo

Congo

1

Gabon

Gabon

1

International Match 22/03/24

L

Senegal

Senegal

3

Gabon

Gabon

0

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 19/11/23

W

Burundi

Burundi

1

Gabon

Gabon

2

Player to watch: Sebastien Haller

One of the main heroes of Ivory Coast's success at AFCON 2023 thanks to his winning goals in semi-final and final, Haller didn't have a great season at Dortmund since he failed to score any goals in Bundesliga in 14 appearances.

Sebastien Haller
Can Haller find his form in the national team? – Photo by Icon Sport

Haller looking to add to his international tally

In 25 appearances for Ivory Coast so far, Haller has scored 10 goals and he'll be looking to improve this record against Gabon.


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.