Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
The Africa Cup of Nations campaign will begin tonight for Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast as both lock heads at Stade Omnisport de Douala.
Both sides will look to open their accounts in Group E of the competition which also includes Sierra Leone and current champions Algeria.
Nzalang Nacional head into this fixture on the backing of five unbeaten fixtures. Whereas, Les Elephants are featuring in their eight successive AFCON tournament hoping to secure a satisfactory spot.
Stats and facts for Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast.
Facts are calculated for the Africa Cup of Nations
- Equatorial Guinea conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Equatorial Guinea’s last 6 at home matches in the row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Equatorial Guinea’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Equatorial Guinea scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
- Ivory Coast unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Ivory Coast scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Ivory Coast’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Ivory Coast conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches.
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Current form — Equatorial Guinea v. Ivory Coast
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Equatorial Guinea hope to stay unbeaten.
They have managed to go for a run of five games without a loss which includes three wins and two draws. Guinea drew against Zambia by 1-1 back in October last year followed by a 1-0 win over Tunisia in November. Their most recent game was a 1-1 draw against Mauritania.
Ivory Coast gather all their strength tonight
The Elephants look for a headstart to the AFCON campaign having won four of their previous five fixtures. Back in October 2021, they beat Malawi by 2-1 before coming out victorious against Mozambique by 3-0. Their latest encounter was a defeat though at the hands of Cameroon by 1-0.
Equatorial Guinea v. Ivory Coast — fixture history
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
After gaining promotion last season Ivory Coast will face off against Equatorial Guinea for the first time in 6 years. Equatorial Guinea enter the match against Ivory Coast with a 0-1-1 record in their previous 2 encounters in the Africa Cup of Nations. This amounts to a 0% winning ratio for Equatorial Guinea, with Ivory Coast victorious in 50% of the last 2 encounters.
Full Time Betting
If you prefer to bet singles or accumulators, the bookmakers will offer prices on this matchup. According to the bookmakers, Ivory Coast are the favourites to win. A bet on a win for Ivory Coast will rack up your accumulator with odds 1.30, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 77% chance of beating Equatorial Guinea. Do you want to place your money with Equatorial Guinea, the best odds are 15.00. Equatorial Guinea claimed all three points 4 times in their last 10 home league matches, while also drawing 2 games along the way. They had to endure 4 defeats in this run of games. Ivory Coast won 4 of their last 10 league games away while drawing 3 times. They had to endure 3 defeats in this series of matches.
Equatorial Guinea managed to win without conceding a goal 4 times in their previous 10 league matches at Stade Japoma.
BTTS 3.75 vs 1.22 The last 10 home league games for Equatorial Guinea averaged 1.3 goals per game with BTTS paying out 1 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Ivory Coast, the average total goals were 2.1 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
The bookies seem to think this match will see plenty of goals and betting on over 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.50. A price that equals a 40% chance of this match seeing a minimum of 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 1.50 for under 2.5 goals. Equatorial Guinea’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 1.3 goals a game. 2 of Equatorial Guinea’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Ivory Coast’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.1 goals per game. 3 of the last 10 away matches for Ivory Coast went over 2.5 goals.