He ranked third in the previous edition of the African Nations Championship.
He debuted poorly at this edition, surprisingly losing to Namibia (0-1). He got naked at the last stages.
He does not cross the best form and now has a series of four consecutive games without success. Moreover, he did not even score in the last three.
It remains one of the most powerful nations in Africa, but this tournament is not based on the best batch.
In the FIFA hierarchy we find it in the 61st place.
It did not have any notable results in the last editions of the African Nations Championship. It can only be remembered a third place in 2009.
But he debuted excellently at this edition, with clear success in front of those in Uganda (3-1).
Lost one match in the last 10 games. So, the shape of the moment recommends it.
The attack has been a strong point lately and has scored a lot. Still, he has taken the goal quite easily.
It occupies the 74th place in the FIFA rankings.
It should be noted that Zambia has been better lately and has not lost in the previous four disputes.
Noteworthy that five of the last six meetings were under 2.5 goals.
My tip for Ivory Coast – Zambia
I do not see a favorite here and I would not wonder that the match will end equally. Such a result will surely please Zambia, the team that already has three points.
Ivory Coast is normally the best team but it does not have the best players at this tournament, so it will be hard to impose. He’ll have trouble in attack.
We usually see closed matches between such African teams, games based primarily on defense, and I would not be surprised to see that the tip below is green since the break.
The two matches played so far in the group of these teams were PSF X.
Statistics show us that the previous two direct confrontations ended in equality. I expect a very balanced match.