Nine years after they last met, the Pharaohs of Egypt will be facing the Elephants in the knockout stage of Afcon 2021, and the match is already giving football fans climactic feels.
Ivory Coast have had a remarkable group stage run with 2 wins and a draw while Egypt finished 2nd place in their group. Both teams will be hoping to seal their spot in the Afcon quarterfinals.
Egypt vs Ivory Coast Head-to-Head
The Pharaohs and the Elephants have enjoyed an interesting football history, squaring off a total of 21 times over the last 5 decades. Egypt has managed to come out stronger most times, with a total of 11 wins. Ivory Coast has won 7 times and 3 matches ended in draws.
However, in their last meeting during an international friendly, Ivory Coast won by 2 goals. Their performance in their group stage Afcon fixtures has also been better than that of Egypt’s and they remain one of the strongest contenders of the Afcon 2021 final.
Egypt vs Ivory Coast Team News
The Elephants are free of injury troubles and we’re not expecting many changes from their line-up that defeated Algeria. They may decide to bring back Bailly although Kossounou also did a fine job in his place.
Egypt on the other hand will be minus Fatouh and Tawfik, both of whom are still suffering from injuries incurred during their group stage match against the Super Eagles.
Egypt vs Ivory Coast Betting Tips
Considering their recent form and their unbeaten record in the Afcon group stage, our experts are predicting an Ivory Coast win with the following odds breakdown:
Ivory Coast to win: 2.32 odds
Egypt to win: 3.94 odds
Draw: 3.05 odds
Either way, the Egypt vs Ivory Coast match is expected to be one of the most thrilling Afcon fixtures of the season as both teams are enjoying a good rhythm this year.
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