Mali vs Ivory Coast prediction 03.02.2024

Mali

Mali

1 : 1

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

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  • Competition: Africa Cup of Nations
  • Date: Saturday, 3rd February 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
  • Venue: Stade de la Paix (Bouaké)

Mali is still without a title at the Africa Cup of Nations. Their biggest success came in 1972 when they lost in the final against today's Republic of Congo. Since then, Mali has had five semifinal appearances as their best results. This year, the journey wasn't easy either, but Mali reached the quarterfinal phase without a defeat. In the 1/8 final, Eric Chelle's team won 2-1 versus Burkina Faso. The teams were pretty even in that game, but eventually, Mali did just enough to record another hard-fought victory.

Ivory Coast won two Africa Cup of Nations titles (in 1992 and 2015). In the previous three championships, Ivory Coast reached only one quarterfinal, but now they could win against Mali and make another step toward a third title. Ivory Coast disappointed their fans as they lost two matches in the group phase, but Emerse Fae's team still found a way to the knockout phase with a win against Guinea Bissau. In the 1/8 final, Ivory Coast matched with Senegal, who was regarded as the best African team by many pundits. Still, Ivory Coast forced a draw and, in the end, found the way to the quarterfinal via a penalty shootout. After such a victory, Ivory Coast should regain their confidence ahead of the game versus Mali. 

Mali vs Ivory Coast pick: Under 2.5 goals

Most of the matches for both teams were low-scoring in this tournament. Actually, both teams went under 2.5 goals in three of four games. Under 2.5 goals should be the safest betting option for this close tie.  

Mali vs Ivory Coast Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Mali

    0 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Mali

    0 : 0

    Ivory Coast

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  3. Ivory Coast

    3 : 1

    Mali

    CAF World Cup Qualifiers

  4. Mali

    1 : 0

    Ivory Coast

    African Nations Championship

  5. Ivory Coast

    1 : 1

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

Mali

Mali team news

After a big win against Burkina Faso, Mali's head coach, Eric Chelle, was very satisfied. He said, "We need to be humble in our victory and continue with hard work. I am very happy for the players. They deserve the victory because they are a group of hard workers."

Last matches of Mali

  1. Mali

    2 : 1

    Burkina Faso

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Namibia

    0 : 0

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Tunisia

    1 : 1

    Mali

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Mali

    2 : 0

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Mali

    6 : 2

    Guinea Bissau

    Friendly International

Mali lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Djigui Diarra

Defenders

  • 2

    Hamari Traore

  • 5

    Boubakar Kouyate

  • 6

    Sikou Niakate

  • 17

    Falaye Sacko

Midfielders

  • 11

    Lassana Coulibaly

  • 26

    Kamory Doumbia

  • 12

    Mohamed Camara

  • 4

    Amadou Haidara

Forwards

  • 25

    Lassine Sinayoko

  • 21

    Adama Traore

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast team news

Ivory Coast eliminated Senegal and they don't want to stop in the quarterfinal. He said, "We must not stop here; we must continue working, maintain this morale, and keep playing match by match."

Last matches of Ivory Coast

  1. Senegal

    1 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Equatorial Guinea

    4 : 0

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Ivory Coast

    0 : 1

    Nigeria

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Ivory Coast

    2 : 0

    Guinea Bissau

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Ivory Coast

    5 : 1

    Sierra Leone

    Friendly International

Ivory Coast lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Yahia Fofana

Defenders

  • 17

    Serge Aurier

  • 7

    Odilon Kossounou

  • 21

    Obite Ndicka

  • 3

    Ghislain Konan

Midfielders

  • 14

    Oumar Diakite

  • 18

    Ibrahim Sangare

  • 6

    Seko Fofana

  • 4

    Jean Seri

  • 15

    Max Gradel

Forwards

  • 11

    Jean-Philippe Krasso

4 Reasons why we shouldn't see more than two goals in this match

  1. Mali allowed only two goals in the last four matches
  2. Mali went under 2.5 goals in three of the previous four games
  3. Ivory Coast scored three goals in the last four matches
  4. Ivory Coast went under 2.5 goals in three of the previous four games

Main prediction Mali - Ivory Coast

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

55% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:2.3

BTTS - NO

Best odds:1.6

Mali vs Ivory Coast - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Sky Sports Football channel.

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How much is the average xG for Mali?

The average xG for Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations is 1.49.

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How much is the average xG for Ivory Coast?

The average xG for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations is 1.69.