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Match Preview: Ivory Coast vs. Morocco

Match Preview: Ivory Coast vs. Morocco

Match Date: 07 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Abidjan

 

Ivory Coast is almost sure to enter Brazil next year. This is most especially true with Drogba’s return. But not until the qualifying matches are over, the squad continues to collect more points and win every match.

 

Ivory Coast

Leading Group C of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers, Les Éléphants is just a few matches away to participate in one of the most anticipated tournaments of all time.

 Ivory Coast's National footbal team play

 

Despite its most recent upset in a friendly against Mexico, this will barely affect the squad’s position in the group. As a matter of fact, Les Éléphants never lost in 5 of its most recent matches. If not for a draw, it could have swept all of the 5 encounters.

 

Morocco

The Lions of the Atlas currently occupies the 2nd spot of the group. The match against Ivory Coast is the squad’s opportunity to extend its lead against the third-placer, Tanzania.

 

Between the two, it is the Moroccan side that requires the much-needed win. Losing might compromise their World Cup campaign.

 

World Cup betting tip: Ivory Coast goes to Brazil

Winning the match is just another way for the Les Éléphants to collect more points. At this stage, it is clear that they have the upper-hand and will most likely enter the anticipated tournament soon.
As mentioned, the squad has yet to have a taste of its defeat. It won 4 out of its 5 matches, while the other encounter ended in a draw. Expect the squad to be even stronger now that the legendary Didier Drogba is called to play for the team.

 

On the other hand, out of the 5 matches that Morocco had, it won twice, lost once and ended in a draw. With just  8 points to boot and with Tanzania having 6, the latter shall have the chance to steal the spotlight from them just in case they win their upcoming match.
Expect the match to be close and tight as both teams are unwilling to forego the chance to collect more points.

 

Photo Credit: Afrikan Soccer

 

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