The African cup of nations has now reached it’s quarterfinal stage and this quarterfinal game has two of the tournament favourites Algeria face another superpower Ivory Coast.
Algeria come into this game as a team that has one of the best records in this tournament having won all the three games that they have played without conceding a single goal and scoring nine. They beat Guinea 3-0 in the round of 16 game.
Ivory Coast come into this game on the back of a topsy-turvy group stage, where they beat managed to edge out South Africa, lost to Morocco and beat Namibia convincingly to finish second in the group. In the Round of 16 they could only just edge out Mali by 1-0 goal.
Algeria should be too much for Ivory Coast and should win this game.
Here is a look at the game.
Where will the match be played?
This match is to be played at the Suez stadium.
Where to watch Algeria vs Ivory Coast live?
The clash will take place at July 11, 2019, 09:30 PM, IST and can be streamed live on Sony Liv.
Algeria – W D W W W W
Ivory Coast– L W W L W W
In the Last 3 matches
Algeria – 1
Draws – 1
Rais M’Bolhi(GK), Youcef Attal, Aissa Mandi, Djameleddine Benlamri, Ramy Bensebaini, Sofiane Feghouli, Ismael Bennacer, Adlene Guedioura, Riyad Mahrez, Mohamed Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah
Gbohouo(gk), Bagayoko, I Traore, Kanon, W Coulibaly, Die, Kessie, Zaha, Pepe, Gradel, Kodija
The Manchester City winger is lightening quick and will be a talismanic figure in the game for Algeria. Mahrez will look to inspire his team in the knockout phase. He has already scored 1 goal in this campaign already and his stats for the previous year read as follows
Goals 7 Assists 4
The forward scored from the spot in the previous game and went close to scoring twice against the Kenyan team. Expect him to be a key influence yet again as the principal target man for the midfield.
Goal 1 Assists 0
X factor star – Youcef Belaili, The forward will be one to watch out for with his powerful shots on target and finishing skills.He already has scored a goal in the competition.
Goals : 1 Assists : 1
He has been a key influence in midfield and has been their best player in this tournament and has had a hand in half of the goals that the Ivorian team has scored. His dominance in midfield is essential in this game for his team
Goals : 0 Assists :3
The crystal Palace man is a bundle of talent and always has some tricks up his sleeves to make opportunities for his striker and other attacking players. His work ethic is next to none and in the limited opportunities he has got he has impressed . His stats in the previous season for Crystal Palace included 10 goals and 5 assists .
Goals : 2 Assists :0
X Factor : Max Grael – Playing alongside other attacking players, Gradel impressed in his display against Namibia in the group game and was good in the round of 16 game and was instrumental in 2 of the 4 goals that were scored scoring 1 and assisting for the other
Should be a tigjt win for Algeria winning 2-1 .
The team is based on the aforementioned Fantasy Football Picks and X-Factor Star.