Morocco were 1-0 winners against Namibia in their opening match.
Ivory Coast also won 1-0 against South Africa.
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Morocco vs Ivory Coast prediction and betting tips for today’s African Cup of Nations match in Cairo. Our tips include a correct score bet and a team to win prediction and you can see them below.
We are not expecting goals in this 6pm kick-off today after both sides could only manage 1-0 wins in their opening fixtures. Morocco’s low scoring matches go back more than just to their last fixture too. An under 1.5 goals bet would have won in five of their last six matches now. Ivory Coast are also prone to a low scoring affair, adding to their narrow win against South Africa, they have recently lost 1-0 against Uganda and won 1-0 against Liberia.
At odds of 11/8 with Betfred, we’re going for another low scoring match here. Under 1.5 goals means if the match ends 0-0 or 1-0 to either side our bet is a winner.
Both of these sides got off to a good start in Group D and they should at least finish third in the group now, however, both will want to finish in the top 2 and get a favourable draw in the next round, so a win here would go a long way to securing their place. Morocco’s win against Namibia was their first in four matches and goalscoring has been a bit of a problem in some recent games, failing to find the net against Gambia, Argentina and Malawi in pre-tournament matches.
Ivory Coast edged past South Africa thanks to a Jonathan Kodjia goal last time around, and that took their form to one loss in their last 13 games. Another win here would see them qualify for the knock-out stages and that is exactly what we are expecting to happen, even though it could be a close game.
If our first two betting tips are to be winners, that means we need the Elephants to win 1-0, and that looks a solid bet. Ivory Coast are one of the favourites to win this competition and they always have talented players at their disposal and this time around is no different, with Nicolas Pepe and Wilfried Zaha providing world class attacking threat from wide. They should score more goals than they do in truth, but given the low scoring regularity of matches involving these two teams, our correct score prediction is a 1-0 win for the Ivory Coast.
There is a low rate of both teams to score when these teams play.
Morocco’s win last time out was their first win in four games.
Both teams won their opening African Cup of Nations fixture 1-0.
Three of the last five meetings between these sides has finished 1-0.
Matches played – 8
Morocco wins – 2
Draws – 3
Ivory Coast wins – 3
Morocco to win – 7/5
Draw – 19/10
Ivory Coast to win – 12/5