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World Cup – Ivory Coast vs Malawi: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Ivory Coast and Malawi and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Ivory Coast and Malawi lock horns for the second time in three days for another 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Stade de l’Amitie on Monday.

Max Gradel, Ibrahim Sangaré, and Jeremie Boga were all on target to seal Ivory Coast a solid 3-0 win when the two teams faced off last Friday.

The result kept the Elephants in first place in Group D and on course for the next round. They have seven points in three games. Second-placed Cameroon sit one point behind, while Malawi are in third on three points.

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Stats and facts for Ivory Coast vs Malawi

Facts are calculated for World Cup:

  • Ivory Coast unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ivory Coast’s last 3 of 5 matches.
  • Malawi did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Malawi’s last 13 of 15 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Malawi’s last 7 when playing away matches in the row;
  • Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Malawi’s last 4 of 6 matches.

Form – Ivory Coast vs Malawi

The Elephants are in sound form.

Ivory Coast look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. Patrice Beaumelle’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as seen in their last 3 matches. They started off drawing 0-0 with Mozambique, before downing first Cameroon by 2-1, then Malawi in a 3-0 win.

The Flames aim to end barren run.

Things have clearly not worked out well for Malawi, based on recent results. In their last 3 games, Meke Mwase’s side lost 2-0 to Cameroon before beating Mozambique 1-0. They lost 3-0 to Ivory Coast last time out.

Ivory Coast vs Malawi – Fixture history

The last time the two teams faced off against each other, Ivory Coast came away as 0-3 winners on the road.

A bet on a win for Malawi will get you odds 15.00, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 7% chance of bagging all 3 points. You can get a price of 1.13, should you wish to bet your money on Ivory Coast.

The West African side enter the fixture with a 2-1-0 record in their previous 3 encounters. To put that otherwise, Ivory Coast claimed a 67% win ratio, with Malawi winning 0% of the last 3 encounters.

Man of the Moment

The Ivory Coast have an ample amount of goal threats and will surely look to put a few past a Malawi side, who have struggled for goals of late.