Mali - Ivory Coast
Mali were the only team in their group to post a win, and it was no surprise when they emerged as the leaders with seven points in hand. Their last game against Angola finished 1-0 in their favor with Amadou Haidara netting the only goal of the tie.
The squad kept hold of possession a lot better their counterparts and were certainly far more accurate in their attempts at goal.
Ivory Coast were the highest scoring team in their group but missed out on finishing as table toppers after suffering a narrow loss to Morocco in the second round of group fixtures. The squad certainly bounced back with a resounding reply, in their final clash against Namibia, with the scores reading 4-1 in their favor at the end of the ninety minutes.
Extremely hard game to predict today here but Mali was better in group games and played a bit better football last far as I m concerned.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.07. 18:00h