Ivory Coast faces South Africa in a match from Group D of the African Cup of Nations
Ivory Coast faces South Africa in a match from Group D of the African Cup of Nations. We are going to offer you our asian handicap soccer bets for this clash.
Ivory Coast have won the Cup of Nations twice in their history. They did for a first time in 1992, repeating their success in 2015. In 2006 and 2012 they reached the finals, while two years ago they didn’t do very well, being knocked out in the group stage of the competition.
Ivory Coast are currently being managed by the domestic tactician Ibrahim Kamara. He doesn’t have a lot of experience so far, coaching the youth national teams of the country before.
But just like always, Ivory Coast have some really talented players in their squad. Some of them, who deserve mentions, are names like Al-Arabi’s Wilfried Bony, Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, Milan’s Franck Kessie and Fulham’s Jean Michael Seri. You can be sure that the Elephants will try to do better than two years ago.
Meanwhile South Africa are returning to the Cup of Nations, after missing the previous edition of the competition. Bafana Bafana are the champions from 1996 and finalists from 1998. In 2013 they reached the 1/4-finals, which is the last time they did good in the tournament.
The current manager of South Africa is the English tactician Stuart Baxter, who’s coaching the team since 2017.
Some of Bafana Bafana’s players are currently playing in Europe. We can mention Montpellier’s Keagan Dolly, Strasbourg’s Lebo Mothiba, Amiens’ Bongani Zungu and Brentford’s Kamohelo Mokotjo. We shall see how this team will perform after its return to the competition.
These are our asian handicap soccer bets for the Cup of Nations clash between Ivory Coast and South Africa on Monday. We believe that the Elephants are favourites here, but let’s wait and see.