Ivory Coast will be hosting the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), giving them the home advantage over Nigeria. However, despite this advantage, Nigeria’s performance in the tournament has been much more impressive, making them the favorites to win the title based on betting odds.
The odds for the Ivory Coast vs. Nigeria match are as follows:
– Moneyline: Ivory Coast +190, Draw +180, Nigeria +175
– Goals Total: Over 2 +105, Under 2 -135
These odds were taken from BetUS on Thursday, February 8.
The match will take place at Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET. It will be broadcast on beIN Sports USA.
Nigeria’s impressive performance in the 2024 AFCON has made them the betting favorite. They have won every match in regulation except for the first and most recent game of the tournament, where they drew 1-1 with Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria has managed to win their next four games in regular 90 minutes without conceding a single goal, showcasing their dominance.
Despite their home advantage, Ivory Coast has not been very impressive in the tournament, narrowly advancing to the final. They lost to Nigeria 1-0 in the group stage and struggled with narrow wins in the knockout rounds.
Comparing the two teams, Nigeria is considered the stronger team player-for-player. Although Ivory Coast has the home crowd advantage, they have already lost to Nigeria in the tournament. As a result, the prediction for the match is in favor of Nigeria.
In conclusion, Nigeria is the favorite to win the match against Ivory Coast and the 2024 AFCON title. Their impressive performance in the tournament, combined with their strong lineup, gives them the edge over Ivory Coast.