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Ivory Coast vs Comoros Predictions & Tips - Hosts to inflict thrashing on Island nation

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James O'Connor 23 Mar 2023
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  • The Ivorians have won their last 6 home AFCON qualifiers (scoring 3 or more goals in 4 of those)
  • Can The Coelacanths avoid defeat for just the 4th time in 16 away AFCON qualifiers?
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Sebastien Haller to score vs Comoros (Getty Images)

Ivory Coast vs Comoros Predictions


The Elephants should have far too much for Comoros in this one. They tend to score freely at home and I am backing a win on the handicap with plenty of goals to enjoy.
  • Ivory Coast vs Comoros Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Ivory Coast Form
  • Ivory Coast Squad & Team News
  • Comoros Form
  • Comoros Squad & Team News

  • Ivory Coast have won their last 6 home matches (3 draws)(AFCON Qualifiers).
  • Ivory Coast have scored 3+ goals in 4 of their last 6 home matches (AFCON Qualifiers).
  • Comoros have lost 12 of their last 15 away matches (AFCON Qualifiers).
  • Comoros have scored in 3 of their last 4 away matches (AFCON Qualifiers).

Head to Head


These sides have met on just one previous occasions. 

Ivory Coast won 3-1 in a friendly in 2019.

Ivory Coast Form


The Ivorians have played twice in AFCON 2023 qualifying so far with one win and one draw. They beat Zambia 3-1 at home before a 0-0 draw vs Lesotho.

They played four friendlies vs African opponents in late 2022, winning three and losing one. 

Their most recent fixtures have been in the CHAN tournament which only allows domestically-based players. They reached the quarter-finals before a 1-0 loss to Algeria.

Ivory Coast Squad & Team News


Dortmund forward Sebastien Haller has been recalled after recovering from Cancer. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been left out. 

Barcelona’s Franck Kessie is the key man in midfield. Winger Amad Diallo is included after nine goals on loan at Sunderland this season.

Goalkeepers: Ali Badra Sangare, Ayayi Charles Folly, Ira Eliezer Tapé
Defenders: Serge Aurier, Eric Bailly, Abakar Sylla, Wilfried Singo, Odilon Kossounou, Ghislain Konan, Souleyman Doumbia
Midfielders: Jean Phillippe Gbamin, Franck Kessie, Ibrahim Sangare, Jean-Eudes Aholou, Jean Michaël Seri 
Forwards: Amad Diallo, Max Gradel, Jonathan Bamba, Simon Adingra, Hamed Traorè, Sebastien Haller, Christian Kouamé, Jean-Philippe Krasso 

Comoros Form


The Indian Ocean nation began AFCON 2023 qualifiers by beating Lesotho 2-0. A 2-1 defeat to Zambia followed in their second fixture in mid-2022.

They’ve since played three COSAFA Cup matches, finishing third in their group with two losses and a 2-1 win vs Seychelles in South Africa. In the CHAN qualifying round, they lost 1-0 at home to South Africa and draw 0-0 away (1-0 loss on aggregate).

Comoros played two friendlies in September’s FIFA break. They lost 1-0 to Tunisia and 2-1 versus Burkina Faso.

Comoros Squad & Team News


Coach Younes Zerdouk called up an entire squad of foreign-based players, with 13 of those playing in France. Cyprus-based striker El Fardou Ben has 17 goals for his country.

Auxerre’s Youssouf M'Changama has over 50 caps for Comoros and is key in midfield.

Goalkeepers: Ali Ahamada, Salim Ben Boina, Yannick Pandor
Defenders: Akim Abdallah, Mohamed Abdallah, Karim Attoumani, Saïd Bakari, Ismaël Boura, Kassim M'Dahoma, Akim Djaha, Yakine Said M'Madi, Ahmed Soilihi, Benjaloud Youssouf, Mohamed Youssouf, Younn Zahary
Midfielders: Fouad Bachirou, Yacine Bourhane, Youssouf M'Changama, Iyad Mohamed
Forwards: El Fardou Ben, Ahmed Mogni, Rafiki Saïd, Faïz Selemani, Ibroihim Youssouf

Verdict

I am backing Ivory Coast to win by at least 2 goals. Sebastien Haller is backed to score a couple of goals.

Best Bet: Ivory Coast Win by 2+ Winning Margin @1/1 at bet365 - 3 Units
Anytime Goal Scorer Tip: Sebastien Haller Anytime Goal Scorer @4/5 at bet365 - 1 Unit
First Goal Scorer Tip: Sebastien Haller First Goal Scorer @21/10 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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