Ivory Coast will look to kick off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a high when they square up to the challenge of Equatorial Guinea and a preview of the clash can be found in this Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast prediction article.
Our Top Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast prediction
The Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast odds have Ivory Coast nailed on to secure all three points in it is not hard to see why as they boast more experience at this level as well as a significantly better squad all around.
Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast – Match Preview
Group E's second fixture of round one sees Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast lock horns at the Japoma Stadium on Wednesday.
Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast – Team Previews
Equatorial Guinea racked up nine points from their six Group J qualifying games to finish as runners-up to Tunisia and secure a place this year's AFCON.
Juan Micha's men had not featured in any of the last two tournaments since finishing fourth back in the 2015 edition when they recorded their best-ever finish.
Nzalang Nacional have a tough task to navigate in the group stages having been drawn against defending champions Algeria, Sierra Leone and Wednesday’s opponents Ivory Coast.
Pedro Obiang, who currently plies his trade in the Italian Serie A with Sassuolo is the most notable absentee from the team as he remains sidelined due to myocarditis since last August.
The experienced Emilio Nsue will lead the team out in Cameroon despite not being contracted to any club side at the moment.
Predicted lineup; Jesus Owono; Marvin Anieboh, Luis Meseguer, Miguel Angel Maye, Esteban Obiang; Javier Akapo, Federico Bikoro, Alex Balboa; Emilio Nsue, Oscar Siafa, Dorian Hanza
Ivory Coast booked a spot in the hat for Africa’s flagship tournament having picked up 13 points from a possible 18 during the qualifiers.
Patrice Beaumelle’s men will now participate in a ninth consecutive edition of the competition which is their longest streak at this level.
Les Elephants last went all the way seven years ago in Gabon where they defeated Ghana in the final to lift a second continental title.
The west Africans mounted a poor title defense in the subsequent tournament as they crashed out in the group stages, before falling at the quarter-final hurdle in 2019.
Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe has been out of favour at the Emirates of late but the winger is still one to keep an eye on in Cameroon.
Sebastien Haller’s form at Ajax this term has been impressive to say the least and he will be looking to inspire his nation to success in his first international tournament as an Ivorian.
Predicted lineup; Sylvain Gbohouo; Odilon Kossounou, Willy Boly, Eric Baily; Franck Kessie, Maxwel Cornet, Serge Aurier, Jean Michael Seri; Max Gradel, Sebastien Haller, Wilfred Zaha
Down below are the Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast odds:
*Odds from Melbet, correct as at the time of publishing
Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast Head to head stats
Matches Played: 2
Equatorial Guinea Won: 0
Ivory Coast Won: 1
Ivory Coast are unbeaten in the previous two clashes between the sides and claimed their first win in this fixture back in 2015 when the sides last met.
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