Cote d'Ivoire vs Mali Match Analysis & Prediction
12/09/2023 10:00 pm
Ivory Coast, hosts of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, play host to Mali in a friendly game at Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday.
The Elephants have secured three wins from their last four matches, while the Eagles were one of the best sides in AFCON qualifying.
Ivory Coast participated in AFCON qualifying despite being the tournament hosts next year, and they finished second in Group H, level on points with Zambia.
The Elephants were perfect on their own turf, winning all three matches in front of their supporters, with their away let-downs causing the second-placed finish.
Jean-Louis Gasset’s side scored seven times in home matches and conceded twice, demonstrating an assuredness at their stomping ground.
Eric Chelle replaced Mohamed Magassouba before the start of AFCON qualifying, and the new manager guided Mali to five wins from six, a joint-high with Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria.
With 15 goals scored and two conceded in six matches, Chelle has created a side that is menacing in the attacking third but impressively retaining a sturdiness defensively.
Cote d'Ivoire vs. Mali Head to head
In the eight previous meetings between these two teams, Ivory Coast have claimed five victories while Mali have won one, and they have drawn in two. Mali have scored three goals and conceded 10 in the process.
24/01/2015Cote d'Ivoire1Mali1CAF Africa Cup of Nations
04/02/2016Mali1Cote d'Ivoire0CAF African Nations Championship
08/10/2016Cote d'Ivoire3Mali1CAF World Cup Qualifiers
06/10/2017Mali0Cote d'Ivoire0CAF World Cup Qualifiers
08/07/2019Mali0Cote d'Ivoire1CAF Africa Cup of Nations
Cote d'Ivoire Team News
Christian Kouame and Ibrahim Sangare were Ivory Coast’s leading goalscorers in qualifying (two goals), and both could be pivotal to Tuesday’s outcome.
Sebastien Haller could only score one goal for the Elephants, and the pressure is on the Borussia Dortmund striker heading into the home tournament.
Cote d'Ivoire's Last 5 Matches
27/01/2023Algeria1Cote d'Ivoire0CAF African Nations Championship
24/03/2023Cote d'Ivoire3Comoros1AFCON Qualification
28/03/2023Comoros0Cote d'Ivoire2AFCON Qualification
17/06/2023Zambia3Cote d'Ivoire0AFCON Qualification
09/09/2023Cote d'Ivoire1Lesotho0AFCON Qualification
Mali Team News
Yves Bissouma, who came on and brilliantly set up Mali’s fourth against South Sudan, could start in midfield for the Eagles.
Adama Malouda Traore was substituted before the half-hour mark, and the wide attacker is not expected to feature on Tuesday.
Mali's Last 5 Matches
24/01/2023Mauritania1Mali0CAF African Nations Championship
08/09/2023Mali4South Sudan0AFCON Qualification
Cote d'Ivoire vs. Mali: Odds and Predictions
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