Mali vs Ivory Coast prediction, odds & betting tips 03/02/2024

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Mali - Ivory Coast

Africa Cup of Nations - Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara

3rd Round

*The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, but are subject to change.

Sparks will fly as Mali and Ivory Coast battle it out for a place in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Which of these sides will be left standing when it's all said and done?

Mali vs Ivory Coast prediction, betting tips & odds

Hot tip – Over 1.5 goals

  • At least two goals were scored in seven of Mali's last eight matches.
  • Eight of Ivory Coast's last nine games went above the 1.5 goal threshold.

Also, Mali scored 25 times in their last 11 games, while Ivory Coast found the net 21 times in their last seven matches. This is why over 1.5 is one of our favourite Mali vs Ivory Coast predictions.

Latest odds

Head to Head

12/09/23

International Match International

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

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Mali

0

0

08/07/19

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

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Mali

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

0

1

06/10/17

Africa - World Cup Qualifying Africa

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Mali

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

0

0

08/10/16

Africa - World Cup Qualifying Africa

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

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Mali

3

1

04/02/16

African Nations Championship ACN

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Mali

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1

0

Last Five - Mali

03/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

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Mali

2

1

L

30/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

bf

Burkina Faso

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Mali

1

2

W

24/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Namibia

Namibia

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Mali

0

0

D

20/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Tunisia

Tunisia

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Mali

1

1

D

16/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

South Africa

South Africa

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Mali

0

2

W

Last Five - Ivory Coast

11/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Nigeria

Nigeria

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1

2

W

07/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Congo DR

Congo DR

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

0

1

W

03/02/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

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Mali

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1

2

W

29/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Senegal

Senegal

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

1 (4)

1 (5)

W

22/01/24

Africa Cup of Nations ACN

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

4

0

L

Win probability

  • Mali: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6
  • Draw: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.5
  • Ivory Coast: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5

It's evident from these Mali vs Ivory Coast odds that Ivory Coast are the
expected winners at 13/10 (2.30). Teams with these odds usually have a 43.5 percent probability of winning.

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the ‘both teams to score' market. The BTTS option is valued at 6/5 (2.20) with an implied probability of 45.5 percent, while the BTTS – no option can be backed at 8/13 (1.62) with a probability of 61.9 percent.

Mali vs Ivory Coast prediction – Other tips

Mali to win

  • Mali have no losses in their last 11 games
  • Ivory Coast did not win any of their last three games at the end of regulation time.

Both teams to score

  • Both teams scored over two goals per game in their last seven respective matches
  • Six of Mali's last eight games featured goals at both ends.

Mali vs Ivory Coast prediction

Mali vs Ivory Coast team news

Mali

It was business as usual for Mali, as they eliminated Burkina Faso in the AFCON Round of 16. Eric Chelle's men have now extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches across all competitions.

This will be a tricky fixture for Mali, as they face the hosts of the tournament. It'll be interesting to see if they can hold their own against the Elephants.

Predicted lineup: Diarra, Traore, Kouyate, Niakhaté, Sacko, Coulibaly, Camara, Samassékou, Doumbia, Traore, Sinayoko.

Ivory Coast

After a disappointing group stage campaign, Ivory Coast redeemed themselves by beating defending champions Senegal in the previous round.

The team has looked a lot better under Emerse Faé, and they'll look to snap Mali's unbeaten run this weekend.

Odilon Kossounou is questionable for this match, after picking up an injury in the Round of 16.

Predicted lineup: Fofana, Konan, Ndicka, Singo, Aurier, Gradel, Serí, Sangaré, Diakité, Fofana, Krasso.

Mali

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4-3-1-2
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Djigui Diarra
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2
Hamari Traore
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5
Kiki
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6
Sikou Niakate
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17
Falaye Sacko
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11
Lassana Coulibaly
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8
Diadie Samassekou
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4
Amadou Haidara
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26
Kamory Doumbia
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25
Lassine Sinayoko
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21
Adama Traore
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Substitutes
15
Mamadou Fofana
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13
Moussa Diarra
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20
Sekou Koita
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9
Ibrahim Sissoko
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27
Nene Dorgeles
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24
Boubacar Traore
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23
Aliou Dieng
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10
Yves Bissouma
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19
Fousseni Diabate
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1
Ismael Diawara
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18
Youssoufou Niakate
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7
Moussa Doumbia
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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast
4-2-3-1
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Yahia Fofana
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17
Serge Aurier
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7
Odilon Kossounou
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21
Evan N Dicka
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3
Ghislain Konan
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4
Jean Seri
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8
Franck Kessie
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19
Nicolas Pepe
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6
Seko Fofana
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15
Max Gradel
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20
Christian Kouame
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Substitutes
10
Karim Konate
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23
Badra Ali Sangare
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24
Simon Adingra
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12
Willy Boly
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5
Wilfried Stephane Singo
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9
Jonathan Bamba
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22
Sebastian Haller
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13
Jeremie Boga
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26
Ismael Diallo
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27
Jean Thierry Lazare Amani
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18
Ibrahim Sangare
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14
Oumar Diakite
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*Confirmed Mali vs Ivory Coast lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kick-off.

Player to watch: Lassine Sinayoko

Lassine Sinayoko has been in sensational form for Mali since the start of the Africa Cup of Nations. The Eagles have scored five goals at this tournament, and three of those came from Sinayoko.

As a matter of fact, Sinayoko scored in all but one of his matches at AFCON 2023, and he'll set his sights on the Golden Boot as Mali face Ivory Coast.


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