Ivory Coast vs South Africa Match Info
Match date: 24thJun 2019
Kick-Off: 3.30 pm
Stadium: Al Salam Stadium, Cairo
Ivory Coast vs South Africa Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
30 Nov 2014 South Africa 2 – 0 Ivory Coast
12 Nov 2011 South Africa 1 – 1 Ivory Coast
11 Feb 1998 South Africa 1 – 1 Ivory Coast
Matches played: 3
Ivory Coast wins: 0
South Africa wins: 1
Ivory Coast vs South Africa Stats
- Ivory Coast come into the tournament with four wins in their last five outings and just a 0-1 loss to Uganda interrupting the streak
- South Africa have seen a goalless draw against Ghana to build on a two-match winning streak
- Elephants have never beaten South Africa, with two draws and a loss on the records
Ivory Coast vs South Africa Match Preview
Ivory Coast meet South Africa on Monday afternoon as they kick off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in a good mood, coming off a 4-1 win over Zambia and a streak which saw them bag four wins in five outings – with just a narrow 0-1 loss to Uganda suffered along the way.
Elephants have thus beaten Rwanda (3-0), Liberia (1-0), and Comoros (3-1) earlier in 2019 and we’ve seen them rock-solid at the back, as bookies now hold them in top 5 favourites to lift the Trophy. Still, they have a lot to prove and we should see them very motivated to do so.
South Africa have shown off as a tough nut for Ivory Coast and they’re yet to suffer a loss to the rivals, which will give them a lot to build on just as their three-match unbeaten streak. They’ve beaten Uganda and Malawi (both on penalties after draws) in COSAFA Cup and held Ghana to a goalless draw since, putting on some rock-solid defensive displays too.
Bafana Bafana have struggled for consistency on the road more and this could be more worrying for Stuart Baxter, as his men look for an upset here. They’ve coped well with Nigeria in Group E and finished just a point behind Group E pace-setters, which gives the fans a lot to look forward to.
Still, we feel Ivory Coast will have too much for them to handle at this point and while we should be in for a narrow contest, we will still back the Elephants to make a big step towards the top 2 cut and bag their first win over South Africa ever at 11/10 with Netbet.
We should be in for few goals, though, and slim margins could still make all the difference. We’ll thus also go for Under 2.5 Goals FT at 8/13 with Surebet247 – which feels a lot like buying money for old rope as both sides enjoy such clashes on the regular.
Ivory Coast vs South Africa Betting Tips
Ivory Coast to win @ 11/10 with Netbet
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 8/13 with Surebet247
MORE: Find more of our Africa Cup of Nations predictions here. You can also get more of our low-scoring predictions and Under 2.5 tips right here!