Match of the day – Mali – Ivory Coast – 08.July.2019
Mali – Ivory Coast
African Cup matches are getting tougher as we get closer to the last act of the competition and today we are going to present the meeting between Mali and Ivory Coast, two bands having real chances to win the trophy this year. The Mali team finished first in Group E, including Tunisia, Angola and Mauritania.
It should be noted that Mali is one squad that has managed two wins and scored in all matches in Group E, which means that players coached by Mohamed Magassouba have the potential to win the first trophy in the history of this national team. From the squad called up for this tournament we must follow Moussa Marega from FC Porto, Abdoulay Diaby from Sporting Lisbon and Diadie Samassekou who play in Austria at Salzburg.
The Mali team is made up of many young footballers, the average age being 24.7 years, while the Ivory Coast has an average age of 27 and will count more on the experience of Wilfried Bony, Max Gradel or Serge Aurier. In today’s duel we have to expect a very balanced match, the option of over 1.5 goals scored can be the most inspired choice because it will bring odd 1.65 and will be the winner regardless of the team that will get the qualification.