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Mozambique vs Ivory Coast Predictions & Tips - Elephants to take narrow away win

  • Mozambique vs Ivory Coast Predictions for Friday’s World Cup qualifier
  • Match is being played at 14:00 BST at Estádio Nacional do Zimpeto
  • Mozambique have lost 6 of their last 10 matches
  • Can Ivory Coast continue their fine form?
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Ivory Coast can win in first ever meeting with Mozambique (Getty Images)
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Ralph Staniforth 01 Sep 2021
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Mozambique vs Ivory Coast Predictions


Mozambique will go into the match with a defensive mindset. They have not conceded many of late so we're backing the match to have under 2.5 goals.
  • Mozambique vs Ivory Coast Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Mozambique Form
  • Mozambique Injuries & Team News
  • Ivory Coast Form
  • Ivory Coast Injuries & Team News
  • Mozambique vs Ivory Coast Live Stream FAQ

  • Mozambique have lost 6 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Mozambique have failed to score in 6 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Mozambique have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Ivory Coast have won 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Ivory Coast have kept 2 clean sheets in their last 2 away matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


This is the first ever meeting between these sides at this level.

Mozambique Form


Mozambique failed to qualify for the 2021 AFCON after finishing bottom of their group with four defeats in six matches.

They finished fourth in the 2021 COSAFA Cup, losing on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Eswatini in the third place playoff.

Mozambique had beaten Malawi 2-0 and Namibia 1-0 to reach the semi-final. There they were beaten 3-0 by the hosts, South Africa.

Mozambique Injuries & Team News


Goalkeepers: Ernan Siluane, Victor Guambe, Cesar Machava.
Defenders: Norberto Marcelino, Francisco Simbine, Zainadine, Martinho Thauzene, Feliciano Jones, Agenor da Conceição Chande, Ocozias Nhaca, Fidel de Sousa, Bruno Langa, Reinildo Mandava
Midfielders: Shaquille Nangy, Cândido Mathe, Abel Joshua, Geny Cipriano Catamo, Nilton Ernesto.
Forwards: Amancio Canhembe, Witness Quembo, Melque Alexandre, Luís Miquissone, Malico Rooms, Victor Junior, Estevão Novela.

Winger Luís Miquissone has just completed a move to Al Ahly and will lead the team’s attack.

Horácio Gonçalves has named a young squad with only a couple of overseas-based players. Midfield Geny Catamo and Amâncio Canhemba play in Portgual and will be key figures.

Ivory Coast Form


The Elephants qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations by topping their group with ease.

A 3-0 win in Niger was followed by a 3-1 victory against Ethiopia to seal qualification. Six different players were on target in those wins.

In June, Ivory Coast played two friendlies against Burkina Faso and Ghana. They managed to win 2-1 at home to Burkina Faso but could only draw 0-0 in Ghana.

Ivory Coast Injuries & Team News


Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo, Badra Ali Sangaré, Eliezer Ira Tape
Defenders: Serge Aurier, Wilfried Kanon, Eric Bailly, Willy Boly, Kalpi Ouattara, Odilon Kossounou, Sinaly Diomandé, Emmanuel Agbadou
Midfielders: Max Gradel, Serey Dié, , Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Christian Koffi, Ibrahim Sangaré, Jean Michaël Seri, Ismaila Soro, Serge Arnaud Aka, Serge N'Guessan, Yakou Méïté, Ibrahim Traoré, Mohamed Doumbia
Forwards: Jonathan Kodjia, Yohan Boli, Lago Junior, Amad Diallo, Jean Evrard Kouassi, Jeremie Boga, Chris Bedia, Souleymane Coulibaly, Datro Fofana, Jumaa Saeed, Anderson Niangbo

Ivory Coast are playing in a red-list country for this match so will be without their England-based players in Eric Bailly and Serge Aurier. Wilfried Zaha and Nicolas Pepe have been dropped from the squad.

Ivory Coast coach Patrice Beaumelle is without star midfielder Franck Kessié due to injury.

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Verdict

Mozambique are a defensively sound side but Ivory Coast should have enough to get past them. We are backing the match to see under 2.5 goals with Ivory Coast winning to nil.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals $1.80 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Ivory Coast Win To Nil Win To Nil $2.90 at Neds - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Ivory Coast Win 2-0 Correct Score $7.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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