Kenya vs Ivory Coast prediction, odds & betting tips – 11/06/2024

Kenya vs Ivory Coast prediction, odds & betting tips – 11/06/2024
Ivory Coast put their perfect record on the line in Kenya - Photo by Icon Sport

Kenya welcome Ivory Coast to the Bingu National Stadium to contest a CAF World Cup fixture on Tuesday, 11 June.

Can the Ivory Coast maintain their perfect start in Group F when they visit Kenya this week?

Kenya vs Ivory Coast prediction: Visitors’ class could tell

Key Stats

  • Ivory Coast have a 100% record in Group F so far, winning three games out of three.
  • Kenya managed to score at least once in seven of their last eight fixtures.
  • Seko Fofana found the net in each of Ivory Coast’s first three fixtures in Group F.
  • Five of Kenya’s last six matches have featured at least three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Ivory Coast have the edge

  • HOME: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%
  • DRAW: 31/10 (4.10) – 24.4%
  • AWAY: 21/50 (1.42) – 70.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Ivory Coast dug out a 1-0 win over Gabon on Friday to prolong their perfect winning start to their World Cup qualification campaign and while they have been installed as 21/50 favourites to make it four wins from four this week when the odds populate, Les Éléphants will need to be at their best to prevail at Kenya.

The Kenyans have won three of their last four matches and while their probability of success on Tuesday might be on the low side, they have the quality to compete. You can read more of our latest predictions for this week’s other matches on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Nations have never met before

Tuesday’s fixture will be the first-ever encounter between Kenya and the Ivory Coast, making the contest in Lilongwe a historic showdown.

Kenya preview: Hosts could stick with same XI

Kenya missed an opportunity to strengthen their World Cup qualification bid when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Burundi on Friday afternoon. Nevertheless, Head Coach Engin Firat is unlikely to make many changes to his team or set-up ahead of Tuesday's follow-up fixture.

Predicted lineup: Matasi (GK), Onyango, Omurwa, Anyembe, Omar, Akumu, Odada, Ouma, Muguna, Miheso, Olunga

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 11/06/24

D

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

0

Kenya

Kenya

0

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 07/06/24

D

Burundi

Burundi

1

Kenya

Kenya

1

International Match 26/03/24

W

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

1

Kenya

Kenya

3

International Match 23/03/24

W

Malawi

Malawi

0

Kenya

Kenya

4

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 20/11/23

W

Seychelles

Seychelles

0

Kenya

Kenya

5

Ivory Coast preview: Adringa pushing to start

Ivory Coast's star-studded outfit beat Gabon on Friday, though their 1-0 win wasn't always the most comfortable ride in Korhogo. Brighton's Simon Adringa will be among those hoping to earn a spot in the XI for this week's test against Kenya.

Predicted lineup: Y. Fofana (GK), Kossounou, Agbadou, Ndicka, Singo, Kessie, Seri, S. Fofana, Konan, Diakite, Haller

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

Player to watch – Sebastien Haller

French-born Ivory Coast international striker Sebastien Haller has plenty of pedigree having played his club football in the Netherlands, England and Germany over the past few seasons, and the target man has been a reliable source of goals since declaring for Les Éléphants in 2020.

Kenya vs Ivory Coast prediction
Classy striker Sebastien Haller is targeting his 11th international goal this week – Photo by Icon Sport

Haller’s impressive record

The 29-year-old has collected 26 caps for the Ivory Coast over the last four years and Haller is already on double-figure goals for his country (ten). Haller bagged a goal from the spot in the Ivory Coast’s 9-0 mauling of Seychelles on matchday one in Group F, though he hasn’t scored in a qualifying fixture since. Haller will be keen to rectify that on Tuesday, however.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.