First-Half Result: Ivory Coast
Total Goals: Under 2.5
**The odds were correct at the time of writing but are subject to change**
Ivory Coast will lock horns with Sierra Leone in the second Group E of the AFCON 2022 tournament. We have prepared a detailed preview of this game as well as the best free predictions and the best odds. Keep reading for more details.
Free Predictions for Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone
Our tipsters have prepared a detailed analysis of the Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone AFCON fixture. This will be the fifth encounter between the two teams, so we expect some familiarity on matchday. However, Sierra Leone is yet to defeat Ivory Coast in any competitive fixture. Will they do it for the first time in AFCON given that the last four meetings were AFCON qualifications? Our detailed analysis of the best picks for this game is as follows:
First-half winner: Ivory Coast @ 95/100 (1.95)
Ivory Coast played an entertaining game in their first game of the AFCON 2022. The Ivoirians will now play against a Sierra Leone, a team they previously played against four times. In those encounters Ivory Cost won two and bagged two draws. Ivory Coast scored eight goals in those meetings and only leaked three goals to Sierra Leone in those matches. We think after bagging three points in the first game, Ivory Coast should play for nothing less than a win against Sierra Leone that bagged a point in the first match. Our pick is Ivory Coast to win the first half of this game.
Under 2.5 @ 53/100 (1.53)
We are tipping a tough duel between Ivory and Sierra Leone based on how these teams have fared in the last five games and also previous encounters. The last two meetings registered fewer than three goals. Moreover, Sierra Leone seems to be getting better and are now unbeaten in five games. Since a 4-4 draw against Nigeria in November 2022, Sierra Leone have bagged four clean sheet results of three barren draws and 1-0 victory. A strong defence should play significance for both teams in this fixture.
Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone Betting Odds and Important Team Stats
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Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone Preview, Lineups and the Latest Team News
This fixture could decide whether Ivory Coast secures a place in the AFCON 2022 playoffs with one match to spare or they peg their luck on the last group stage match. The Ivoirians staged a scintillating performance in their first game of the competition. It was a performance that few expected from a team that was only living in past glory. On the other hand, Sierra Leone put up a fight to secure a vital against favorites, Algeria. The result got Sierra Leone players in tears given that they are regarded as the underdogs in this year’s AFCON challenge.
Will Sierra Leone keep that momentum going? With a strong defence that has not conceded a goal against Algeria, Benin, Lesotho and Nigeria in the last four matches, Sierra Leone’s last few games should worry Ivory Coast. The Ivoirians should not be surprised if they are held to a draw or even lose this game on matchday.
Ivory Coast predicted lineup: Sangare, Baily, Maiga, Deli, Konan, Ibrahim, Seri, Kessie, Gradel, Haller and Cornet.
Sierra Leone predicted lineup: Kamara, Kakay, Bangura, Caulker, Wright, Quee, John, Bundu, Kei, Turay and Fofana.
FAQs-Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone
Where will Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone game take place?
Stade Omnisport de Douala
When is Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone match taking place?
Sunday, Jan 06 2022
What is the match kick off time?
19:00 GMT +3