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Ivory Coast vs Ethiopia Predictions & Tips - Ethiopia’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign on the brink

  • Ivory Coast vs Ethiopia predictions for Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
  • The Group K clash is being played at 1pm GMT at Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara
  • Ivory Coast have won their last 4 AFCON qualifiers at home
  • I am backing the Elephants to win a tight match in Abidjan
  • Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
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Ivory Coast are in pole position to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 30 Mar 2021
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Ivory Coast vs Ethiopia Predictions


A defeat could be disastrous for Ethiopia while a draw would secure qualification. Look for a low scoring match here with Ivory Coast to have too much quality up front.

  • Ivory Coast have won their last 4 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ivory Coast have won to nil in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ethiopia have lost to nil in their last 4 away matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).
  • Ethiopia have lost 13 of their last 18 away matches (Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers).

Head to Head


Ivory Coast have a 1-1 record against Ethiopia in two matches.

Ivory Coast won 1-0 at the 2010 Senior Challenge Cup with Ethiopia winning 2-1 at home in the first Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in November 2019.

Ivory Coast Form


Ivory Coast sit top of Group K in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Elephants faced Madagascar in November, winning 2-1 at home before a 1-1 draw in Madagascar.

Patrice Beaumelle’s side won 3-0 in Niger on Friday. Serge Aurier, Max Gradel and Wilfried Kanon were on target in a comfortable victory.

Ivory Coast Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo, Badra Ali Sangaré, Eliezer Ira Tape
Defenders: Serge Aurier, Wilfried Kanon, Eric Bailly, Simon Deli, Wonlo Coulibaly, Willy Boly, Kalpi Ouattara
Midfielders: Max Gradel, Serey Dié, Franck Kessié, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Christian Koffi, Ibrahim Sangaré
Forwards: Jonathan Kodjia, Nicolas Pépé, Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Boli, Lago Junior, Amad Diallo, Jean Evrard Kouassi

Ethiopia Form


Ethiopia are one point behind Ivory Coast in Group K of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Walia ibex have lost both matches on the road and won all three at home.

Abraham Mebratu’s side won 4-0 at home against Madagascar on Wednesday. Amanuel Gebremichael, Getaneh Kebede, Abubeker Nesru and Shimelis Bekele scored in Bahir Dar.

Ethiopia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Jemal Tassew, Teklemariam Shanko, Mintesinot Allo
Defenders: Aschalew Tamene, Yared Baye, Mujib Kassim, Ramadan Yusef, Suleman Hamid
Midfielders: Mesud Mohammed, Shimeket Gugesa, Surafel Dagnachew, Haider Sherefa, Yehun Endeshaw, Habtamu Tekeste, Fitsum Alemu, Asrat Tunjo
Forwards: Shimelis Bekele, Getaneh Kebede, Amanuel Gebremichael, Gadisa Mebrate, Abubeker Nassir, Jean Evrard Kouassi

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Verdict

Ethiopia are poor on the road in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they struggle to score. A defeat could be disastrous while a draw would secure qualification.

Look for Ethiopia to play for a draw which should see this a low scoring match, but Ivory Coast to have too much individual quality in the end.

Best Bet: Ivory Coast Win Full Time Result @-125.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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