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Ivory Coast vs Mali prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 12th September 2023
Kick-Off: 21:00 UK, 22:00 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Ivory Coast vs Mali: Top free betting tips

On the back of successive victories in the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers, Mali travelled to Ivory Coast for a friendly game on Tuesday, 12 September. The Elephants have also got the back of a victory against Lesotho in ACN Qualifiers.

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Four of the previous five H2H meetings between these two sides have been low-scoring affairs. Ivory Coast have found the back of the net six times in the last five home and away fixtures. But Mali’s front line has been dismal and rattled the net just three times in the same number of road fixtures. Moreover, the Elephants also restricted Lesotho from scoring in the previous game. Therefore, we predict this game to feature a total of Under 2.5 Goals.

Both teams to score prediction: No

Three of the last four matches between these two sides have finished without BTTS outcomes. Mali’s front line has been favourable in the recent games but they have failed to rattle the net in three of the recent five road fixtures. The Eagles also conceded goals in four games during the aforestated period. On the other hand, Ivory Coast has claimed two clean sheets in the last five home games, scoring in four matches as well. Therefore, we predict only Ivory Coast to be able to find the back of the net in this game.

Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast have been limited to scoring only one goal in three of their last five games in front of the home fans. The Elephants have also rattled the net more than once in only one of their previous five H2Hs against Mali. On the other hand, Mali has also leaked just one goal in three of the recent five games away from home. Considering these facts, we predict a narrow margin of 1-0 in favour of Ivory Coast before the referee blows the full-time whistle.

Ivory Coast vs Mali: form, recent games, and news

Ivory Coast preview

Ibrahim Sangare led Ivory Coast to a narrow victory of 1-0 against Lesotho by scoring an early goal in the 16th minute in ACN Qualifiers. After winning four of the six rounds in the group stage, the Elephants have confirmed their place in the upcoming African Cup of Nations campaign. All the players are fit and available ahead of a friendly game against Mali.

Mali preview

The Eagles welcomed South Sudan in the last game in ACN Qualifiers and thrashed them with a 4-0 victory. Mali has been excellent during the group stage of ACN Qualifiers by winning five of the six matches to book their spot in the competition. The team’s preparation for the next game is slightly affected by an injury-related absence of Amadou Haidara.

FAQs regarding Ivory Coast vs Mali

Ivory Coast vs Mali

What was Ivory Coast's last result? 1-0 win over Lesotho.
What was Mali's last result? 4-0 win over South Sudan.
What was the last Head to Head result? 0-1 to Ivory Coast.