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Date: 20th November 2023
Kick-Off: 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET
Venue: Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium
Ivory Coast to Win
Over 2.5 Goals
Gambia look to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in the history when they take on a seasoned champion in the form of Ivory Coast in a battle between the two West African nations.
Gambia vs Ivory Coast – Best Free Predictions and Betting Tips
Gambia began the group stages with a 3-2 loss against Burundi while Ivory Coast picked up a huge 9-0 win over Seychelles in the first group match.
Match Result Prediction: Ivory Coast to win
Ivory Coast have received a sizable bump in the World Cup qualification hopes after opening the group with a 9-0 victory. Even though sustaining the same in the second match will be almost impossible, Ivory Coast are carrying plenty of momentum and confidence coming into the game. Since the 3-0 loss against Zambia back in June, Ivory Coast have gone without a loss in four consecutive games.
Total Goals Prediction: Total goals over 2.5
There have been more than 2.5 goals in three consecutive games when the Gambia team have been on the pitch. They have been defensively struggling to keep out the opposition and they conceded three goals in the opener against Burundi. Ivory Coast have scored in four consecutive matches since the heavy loss to Zambia in the Africa Cup of Nations.
BTTS Prediction: Goals from both teams – yes
Ivory Coast have found the back of the net in each of the last four matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, Gambia have only managed one clean sheet – against a very mediocre Mali outfit – in the last five matches. Gambia will once again be exposed by the Ivory Coast outfit, who have players like Sebastian Haller on good form for the respective clubs. This match is likely to witness goals at both ends.
Gambia vs Ivory Coast: CAF World Cup Qualifiers Match Preview
Gambia have never been able to reach the World Cup finals in the history. The team, though, did extremely well in the recent Africa Cup of Nations after reaching the quarter-finals. There will be plenty of pressure on the team. Coach Tom Saintfiet was disappointed to see his team start the group stages with a defeat against Burundi.
Ivory Coast are looking to make up for the disappointments of the recent two World Cups. After qualifying for three straight editions from 2006 to 2014, the team has failed to reach the World Cup in Russia and Qatar. The national team has been devoid of success even in the Africa Cup of Nations as well. Ivory Coast will be highly pumped up for this encounter.
FAQs on Gambia vs Ivory Coast game
Where is the match scheduled?
The match will take place at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium.
When does this match start?
The match will begin at 16:00 GMT on November 20, 2023.
Which team is the favourite to win?
Ivory Coast are the favourites to win the match.