When: January 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EST
Venue: Japoma Stadium – Douala, Cameroon
Ivory Coast vs Algeria Betting Odds
Moneyline: Ivory Coast +210 | Algeria +130 | Draw +195
Spread: Ivory Coast +1.0 (-195) | Algeria -1.0 (+440)
Odds by BetMGM Sportsbook
Ivory Coast vs Algeria Betting Preview
Group E had a chaotic second matchday and that has now provided the biggest game in recent AFCON group stage history. Ivory Coast is set to host defending champs Algeria with everything still to play for.
Ivory Coast leads the group with four points but are trailed closely by Equatorial Guinea with three points, Sierra Leone with two, and Algeria with one. Algeria must win this game to advance, or the defending champions will not make it to the knockout stages. Ivory Coast could go from first to third depending on the results of the other game between Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Ivory Coast vs Algeria Pick & Prediction
Last time out, Ivory Coast played Sierra Leone and played to a dramatic 2-2 draw. Ivory Coast were a few seconds away from getting all three points, but their keeper went to grab the ball, tore his ACL on the poor field, and ended up passing the ball to an awaiting Sierra Leone player in front of an empty net. It was wild scenes and turned this group upside down. The Elephants were fully deserving of all three points as they had 60% possession, eight shots on goal, 10 corners, and 48 of the 63 dangerous attacks. Sebastian Haller and Nicolas Pepe each found the back of the net in this one.
Algeria played Equatorial Guinea and suffered one of the more shocking upsets you will see, losing 1-0. Esteban Obiang got a goal in the 70th minute and put Algeria very close to elimination. The Desert Warriors have looked lifeless in both group stage games and will need to do a complete 180 to reach the knockout stages. Algeria had 69% possession, just three shots on goal, 11 corners, and 52 of the 65 dangerous attacks.