In 2024, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be hosted by Ivory Coast. Despite this advantage, Nigeria’s form has been more impressive, making them the favored team to win the tournament.
The odds for the match between Ivory Coast and Nigeria are as follows: Ivory Coast at +190, Draw at +180, and Nigeria at +175. The odds for the total goals are Over 2 at +105 and Under 2 at -135.
The match will take place on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It will be aired on beIN Sports USA at 3:00 PM ET.
Nigeria has been the standout team in the 2024 AFCON, winning all matches in regulation, except for a draw in the opening game against Equatorial Guinea. They have a superior lineup, with players like Alex Iwobi and Ademola Lookman. However, their ball possession in the semifinal against South Africa was less than 40%.
On the other hand, Ivory Coast has had a less impressive performance, with losses in the group stage and narrow wins in the knockout stage. They have the advantage of the home crowd, but it may not be enough to overcome Nigeria’s strong team.
Overall, it is predicted that Nigeria will emerge victorious in the final match, as they have previously defeated Ivory Coast. Therefore, the pick for the match is Nigeria.
In conclusion, despite the advantage of hosting the tournament, Nigeria’s impressive form and strong lineup make them the betting favorite to win the 2024 AFCON.