Nigeria vs Ivory Coast prediction 11.02.2024

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Nigeria

1 : 2

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

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  • Date: 11.02.2024
  • Competition: AFCON
  • KO: 20:00 UTC / 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara (Abidjan)

The AFCON comes to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday evening as the Super Eagles of Nigeria takes on host nation Ivory Coast at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan.

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast Betting Tips - Draw

Having seemed destined for a humiliating early exit, Ivory Coast have performed heroics to reach Sunday's final and an explosive occasion can be expected in a rematch against tournament favourites Nigeria.

Since their first clash in the group stage, a contest in which Nigeria claimed a 1:0 victory, the Super Eagles remain unbeaten and come into this weekend's final after a tense penalty shootout victory against South Africa in the semi-finals. Ivory Coast booked their place in Sunday´s showpiece occasions with a 1:0 semi-final victory against DR Congo.

The Ivorians had needed both extra-time and penalties to overcome Senegal and Mali in previous rounds after they remarkably qualified for the last sixteen despite a thumping 4:0 defeat against Equatorial Guinea in their final group stage match. Overcoming adversities with remarkable tenacity, the Ivorian side have gained serious momentum and enters the final with a newfound sense of determination and optimism. 

Still, they have to expect their toughest assignment of the competition on Sunday with Nigeria performing consistently in both this competition, and in months gone by. The Super Eagles are now unbeaten in their last 11 competitive matches since March last year.

A tough final to call with Ivory Coast boasting home advantage, but Nigeria probably having the stronger squad, I can´t split these nations and I expect this final to go the distance. I also fancy both teams to net and I wouldn't be surprised to see a 1:1 draw on Sunday. 

Six of the last 12 AFCON finals have needed extra-time or penalties to produce a winner, and I´m banking on a similar outcome at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara.

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Ivory Coast

    0 : 1

    Nigeria

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Nigeria

    0 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Friendly International

  3. Ivory Coast

    2 : 0

    Nigeria

    African Nations Championship

  4. Nigeria

    4 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    African Nations Championship

Nigeria

Nigeria team news

Nigerian boss José Peseiro is expected to keep faith with the same starting XI that has won each of their three knockout stage matches thus far. Despite failing to score at the finals, Victor Osimhen will continue to lead the Super Eagles attack.

Last matches of Nigeria

  1. Nigeria

    4 : 2

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Nigeria

    1 : 0

    Angola

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Nigeria

    2 : 0

    Cameroon

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Guinea Bissau

    0 : 1

    Nigeria

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Ivory Coast

    0 : 1

    Nigeria

    Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Stanley Nwabili

Defenders

  • 6

    Semi Ajayi

  • 5

    William Troost-Ekong

  • 21

    Calvin Bassey

Midfielders

  • 2

    Ola Aina

  • 8

    Frank Onyeka

  • 17

    Alex Iwobi

  • 3

    Zaidu

Forwards

  • 11

    Samuel Chukwueze

  • 9

    Victor Osimhen

  • 18

    Ademola Lookman

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast team news

Ivory Coast have no further injury issues heading into Sunday's final. Serge Aurier and Oumar Diakite are both available after being suspended for the semi-final victory against DR Congo.

Last matches of Ivory Coast

  1. Ivory Coast

    1 : 0

    Congo DR

    Africa Cup of Nations

  2. Mali

    1 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  3. Senegal

    1 : 1

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  4. Equatorial Guinea

    4 : 0

    Ivory Coast

    Africa Cup of Nations

  5. Ivory Coast

    0 : 1

    Nigeria

    Africa Cup of Nations

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

  • 22

    Sebastian Haller

Key Facts Nigeria vs Ivory Coast

  1. 6 of the last 12 AFCON finals have finished as draws
  2. Nigeria have drawn 4 of their last 8 competitive matches
  3. Ivory Coast have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches
  4. Ivory Coast have won 4 and lost 3 of 7 previous matches against Nigeria

Main prediction Nigeria - Ivory Coast

Draw

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winrate

58% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Nigeria vs Ivory Coast - FAQ

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Nigeria Player to Watch

Victor Osimhen - The Napoli forward has bagged 21 goals in just 31 international appearances. 

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Ivory Coast Player to Watch

Sebastian Haller - The Dortmund striker scored his first goal of the competition in the semi-final victory against DR Congo.

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Where to Watch

This African Cup of Nations match can be viewed live on the BBC and SuperSport.