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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Ivory Coast vs Gabon Predicted lineup, betting tips, odds, injury news, H2H, telecast | 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Published at :June 6, 2024 at 2:29 PM
Modified at :June 6, 2024 at 2:29 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee


Top two teams of Group F fight each other for the top spot.

Ivory Coast are languishing in the top spot in Group F of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers. The Elephants have secured six points from the opening two matches by opening their account with a dominant 9-0 win over Seychelles followed by a 0-2 win against Gambia.

The Elephants have scored the most number of goals in the qualifier also keeping their defensive record intact. They will now face Gabon and Kenya in these crucial qualifying matches in June. The 2023 AFCON winners have performed admirably recently winning the AFCON at their home soil to make their nation proud. 

Gabon currently find themselves in the second spot in the table after collecting six points from the opening two matches. The Panthers opened their qualifying account with a 2-1 win over Kenya in the opening match followed by a 1-2 win against Burundi to maintain their hundred per cent win record intact.

They will now face Ivory Coast and Gambia in these World Cup Qualifying matches to maintain their position in the table. The match against Ivory Coast will be crucial as it will decide who will be leading the charts. 

Kick-Off:

Saturday, 8 June at 12:30 AM IST

Location: Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Form: 

Ivory Coast (in all competitions): W-D-W-W-W

Gabon (in all competitions): L-W-W-L-L

Player to Watch

Sebastian Haller (Ivory Coast) 

Sebastian Haller had a fairy tale journey, from battling cancer to winning the AFCON with Ivory Coast is nothing short of inspiration. This season he has made 19 appearances for Borussia Dortmund but couldn’t play a crucial part in their hunt after being sidelined due to injury.

So far he has made 23 appearances for the national team scoring 10 goals. Haller played a crucial role in the final of AFCON netting the winner to clinch the trophy for the Ivory Coast.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) 

The Marseille man had an incredible season with the team as he scored 30 goals in all competitions while also laying on 11 assists for his teammates. After making the move from Chelsea in the 2023 summer, he has adapted to his new surroundings very efficiently. After deciding to retire from international football, Aubameyang made a U-turn on his decision and is back with Gabon for this crucial World Cup qualifiers

Match Facts

  • Ivory Coast are unbeaten in the last six matches
  • Gabon have won two of their last five matches
  • Gabon have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last six matches

Ivory Coast vs Gabon: Betting tips and Odds

  • Tip 1: Ivory Coast to win this match – 1/4 with Bet365
  • Tip 2: Total goals under 4.5 – 1/9 with SkyBet
  • Tip 3: Gabon to score the first goal – 4/1 with Betfair

Injury and Teams News

Ivory Coast have left out Serge Aurier and Wilfried Zaha from the squad. The team have found a place for Mohamed Diomande who shifted his alliance from Ghana to Ivory Coast. 

Gabon on their part will rely on the deadly duo of Aubameyang and Denis Bouanga for a victory in this match. 

Head-to-Head

Total Matches: 5

Ivory Coast: 3

Gabon: 1

Draw: 1

Predicted Lineups

Ivory Coast Predicted lineup (4-2-4):

Fofana (GK); Singo, Boly, Diomande, Ismael; Seri, Kessie; Pepe, Diakite, Haller, Adingra

Gabon Predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Noubi (GK); Obiang, Appindangoye, Manga, Oyono; Biteghe, Manga, Lemina; Bouanga, Allevinah, Aubameyang

Match Prediction for Ivory Coast vs Gabon

The hosts are heading into this match on an excellent run after remaining unbeaten in the last five matches. Gabon on their part have won two of their last five matches.

Both these teams are the top contenders in their group remaining unbeaten so far. However, Ivory Coast will be slight favourites for this match given that they are at home with the home support playing a crucial factor. 

Prediction: Ivory Coast 2-1 Gabon

Telecast for Ivory Coast vs Gabon

India: FanCode

UK: ESPN

US: FOX Sports App

Nigeria: FIFA+

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