Ivory Coast and Guinea will meet at the Stade Credit Agricole la Licorne in a friendly match on Tuesday evening, with kickoff at 9 pm.
Ivory Coast defeated Togo 2-1 at the Stade Robert-Diochon on Saturday. Seko Fofana and Franck Kessie had put Jean-Louis Gasset’s side ahead before Karim Dermane scored late for the Sparrowhawks.
The Elephants are unbeaten in their last six matches, winning four and drawing two stalemates against Lesotho and Burkina Faso. They now take on an opposing side that has only won one of the previous nine meetings between the teams.
In what could be their last outing of 2022, Ivory Coast will want to end their year on a high note before resuming AFCON qualifying next year.
Guinea lost 2-1 to Algeria in a friendly match Friday at Miloud Hadefi Olympic Complex. Guinea was under the cosh for most of the game, but they looked like they would get a share of the spoils before Islam Slimani scored in the 79th minute.
As a result, Syli National have now won just one of their last nine games across all competitions, which came against Malawi. After three straight defeats away from home leading up to Tuesday’s match, Guinea will be looking to change their away fortunes around.
Ivory Coast vs Guinea Head to Head
Both sides have three games against each other, with the hosts taking two wins while the visitors winless. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Ivory Coast 2-1 Togo
- Lesotho 0-0 Ivory Coast
- Ivory Coast 3-1 Zambia
- England 3-0 Ivory Coast
- Algeria 1-0 Guinea
- Senegal 1-0 Guinea
- Guinea 1-0 Malawi
- Egypt 1-0 Guinea
Ivory Coast Team News
Max Gradel has now earned 99 caps for Ivory Coast, and his next international appearance would see him join an exclusive list of players to have played in a century of games for their country. Nicolas Pepe was on the bench against Togo last time, but he is expected to start this game.
Guinea Team News
Liverpool’s Naby Keita has been called up to Guinea’s squad for the current international break, but he will not participate in any of their matches. This should see Amadou Diawara and Ilaix Moriba retain their places in the centre of the park in Guinea’s next match against Guinea-Bissau, with Mory Konate completing the three-person midfield.
Prediction and Odds
Ivory Coast is heavily favoured to win this match, with a superior roster of players. We predict they will triumph at the end of regulation.
- Home Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- First Half: 0-0