Ivory Coast vs Gabon Prediction 07.06.2024

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  • Competition: World Cup qualification Africa
  • Date: Friday, 7th, June 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC +1 / 21.00 CEST
  • Venue: Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium (Korhogo)

The third matchday in Group F of the CAF World Cup qualifiers sees high-flying Ivory Coast hosting Gabon at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo on Friday.

Ivory Coast vs Gabon Betting Tips: AH1 (-1.5)

Despite missing out on the last two FIFA World Cup finals, the Ivory Coast appears determined to end their decade-long drought this time, having launched their qualifying campaign with a flying start by blowing the hapless Seychelles to smithereens 9-0 in the opener.

Following their mauling display in their Group F curtain-raiser, Les Elephants were considerably gentler towards their opponent in matchday number two, comfortably defeating Gambia 2-0 away from home to make it two wins out of two at the start of their 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Still, Ivory Coast continues the CAF World Cup qualifiers with a new face on the sidelines, as Jean-Louis Gasset was dismissed due to unacceptable losses in the Cup of Nations, and his place was taken by compatriot Emerse Fae, who has crafted a fairytale story since taking the helm, guiding his side all the way to becoming African champions for the third time in history.

Fae's next challenge will be leading his country to the world's biggest football stage, but before that, he must devise a strategy to conquer the qualification group, as only the top spot guarantees direct progression to the third phase, and they are currently perched at the summit solely due to a superior goal difference over their nearest rival.

In stark contrast to the 2023 AFCON winners, the Gabonese were far less dominant in the final third, but they did enough to make a 100% start from the opening two matches of the qualifiers, first claiming a come-from-behind 2-1 victory versus Kenya, then repeating the same scoreline against Burundi on the road to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ivory Coast at the top of the group standings.

Having missed out on the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, Les Pantheres have taken to the field only twice since the turn of the calendar year, engaging in international friendlies where they fell short of their expectations, as Senegal handed them a tought 0-3 defeat before they were held to a 1-1 draw by Congo.

As they resume their quest for a historic first-ever qualification for the biggest global showpiece, Thierry Mouyouma's troops face their toughest test yet, but they won't be intimidated by the mighty Elephants, as they once brought them to their knees when they last clashed in a triumphant 2-1 victory at the Stade de la Paix back in 2017 during the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

However, a span of seven years truly signifies a considerable timeframe, and on this occasion, we harbor skepticism regarding Gabon's capacity to reproduce their astonishing performance from 2017, particularly given the fact that their offensive prowess will be notably compromised by the absence of their top goal scorer of all time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, along with Denis Bouanga, who brought both victories in the first two matches of the qualifiers. As a result, we expect the high-flying Elephants to once again showcase their fiery offensive power to trample the Panthers and thereby isolate themselves at the top of Group F table.

Ivory Coast vs Gabon Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Ivory Coast

    1 : 2

    Gabon

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  2. Gabon

    0 : 3

    Ivory Coast

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Ivory Coast

    2 : 1

    Gabon

    Friendly International

  4. Ivory Coast

    4 : 1

    Gabon

    African Nations Championship

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast team news

In the encounter with Gabon, Emerse Fae is expected to field the victorious side that lifted the AFCON trophy earlier this year, except for 36-year-old winger Max Gradel, who retired from national team duty immediately after clinching the African crown.

Galatasaray's right-back Serge Aurier has been left out of the national team squad for the June qualifiers due to his recent dip in form, with Wilfried Singo of Monaco expected to step in as his replacement.

Last matches of Ivory Coast

  1. Ivory Coast

    2 : 1

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

  2. Ivory Coast

    2 : 2

    Benin

    Friendly International

  3. Nigeria

    1 : 2

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Ivory Coast

    1 : 0

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Mali

    1 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

Ivory Coast lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Yahia Fofana

Defenders

  • 3

    Ghislain Konan

  • 21

    Evan Ndicka

  • 7

    Odilon Kossounou

  • 99

    Wilfried Singo

Midfielders

  • 6

    Seko Fofana

  • 4

    Jean Michael Seri

  • 8

    Franck Kessie

Forwards

  • 24

    Simon Adingra

  • 22

    Sebastien Haller

  • 14

    Oumar Diakite

Gabon

Gabon team news

Unlike the November World Cup qualifiers, the Gabon national team will be significantly weakened this time around, especially in the final third, as they will be without both all-time top scorer Aubameyang and Bouanga, who scored in both opening qualification victories.

Clermont's wingman Jim Allevinah has encountered head injury issues recently, leaving his participation in Friday's clash against Ivory Coast very much up in the air, with Nimes forward Orphe Mbina expected to lead the attack for his country.

Last matches of Gabon

  1. Gabon

    1 : 1

    Congo

    Friendly International

  2. Senegal

    3 : 0

    Gabon

    Friendly International

  3. Burundi

    1 : 2

    Gabon

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  4. Gabon

    2 : 1

    Kenya

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  5. Guinea

    1 : 1

    Gabon

    Friendly International

Gabon lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Anse Ngoubi Demba

Defenders

  • 2

    Aaron Appindangoye

  • 18

    Mario Lemina

  • 5

    Alex Moucketou-Moussounda

  • 3

    Jeremy Oyono

Midfielders

  • 13

    Medwin Biteghe

  • 8

    Clench Loufilou

  • 12

    Guelor Kanga

Forwards

  • 10

    Shavy Babicka

  • 21

    Orphe Mbina

  • 7

    David Sambissa

4 Reasons why we expect AH1 (-1.5)

  1. Ivory Coast have won both of their qualifying matches with an impressive goal difference of 11-0.
  2. Ivory Coast have gone undefeated in their last six straight matches (W5, D1).
  3. Gabon lost their last away game against Senegal in a tough 0-3 defeat.
  4. Ivory Coast have defeated Gabon in three out of the last four head-to-head encounters.

Main prediction Ivory Coast - Gabon

AH1 (-1.5)

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57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.25

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.90

BTTS

Best odds:2.75

Ivory Coast vs Gabon - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these national teams will be broadcast on DAZN Deutsch, L'Equipe (Fra), Veikkaus TV (Fin)

? Who is Ivory Coast's player to watch?

Seko Fofana, Karim Konate, and Hamed Junior Traore have each scored two goals in the opening two qualifying matches.

? Who is Gabon's player to watch?

Los Angeles FC forward Denis Bouanga has scored in both victories at the start of the qualifiers against Kenya and Burundi but will miss the June qualifiers.