Namibia v Ivory Coast Betting Tips & Predictions
If you were looking for entertainment and lots of goal-filled matches, then African Nations Cup Group D is not the place to look for it, with the four teams having scored a sum total of four goals between them during the first four matches.
Morocco won’t be grumbling about their two 1-0 victories which means they’re likely to be heading into the last sixteen as section winners, although the rest of the group is up for grabs and a Namibia win over the Ivory Coast would really throw the cat amongst the pigeons.
Unfortunately for the Brave Warriors, they have looked to be among the worst teams in the tournament and there’s a reason why this is their first AFCON since 2008.
Ricardo Mannetti’s side have barely laid a glove on Morocco or South Africa in their previous two matches, with Namibia playing a defensive brand of football in their opener which nearly saw them land a goalless draw, although they were lacklustre in their second game when it came to creating chances.
It’s hardly a surprise that they are struggling considering the calibre of the players available to compete against much stronger teams, with the team in a fairly weak qualifying section which saw them finish second behind Guinea-Bissau.
The Ivory Coast were deservedly beaten by Morocco but they have plenty to like about them in terms of their results which has seen the Elephants win five of their previous seven encounters.
Jonathan Kodjia is a lively operator and the Aston Villa man’s goal was the difference in their opener against South Africa, while Jean Michael Seri and Max Gradel add plenty of cut and thrust in behind.
With Namibia failing to register a shot on target against the South Africans, we’re struggling to see how they’ll make an impression in this game and will go for a straightforward bet.
Ivory Coast Win to Nil @ 1.66 with bet365