Côte D'Ivoire will host Morocco in one of the last group matches of the African qualifying series of the 2014 Fifa World Cup to be staged in Brazil.
Though the Elephants have booked a place in the play-off rounds of the qualifiers having amazed 13 points from five matches, this match billed for the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny will ensure the Ivorians finish the group on a high.
Aside from this, they will hoping to redeem their dented image before their home fans after stooping so low to a 4-1 whitewash in the hands of Mexico at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.
The Franco-phone speaking west African country are massive favorites to win this encounter. They are a 1/3 (1.33) choice with Ladbrokes to make home advantage count on Saturday afternoon while their north African guest are available to shock the Elephants at 17/2 (9.50).
In the first leg match played in Marrakech on June 2012, the Atlas Lions held the star-studded Ivorian team to a 2-2 draw. Going into this tie, Morocco will be eager to show to they are still a side to be reckoned on the continent as they build up for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which they will be hosting. They are a 5/23 (1.21) to keep first half clean slate in Abidjan.
Cote d’ivoire, though, will be without injured Gosso Gosso Jean Jacques and Didier Zokora, who departed the team’s hotel after he was stripped of the captain band, they are still hot favorites to dismiss their visitors. Ladbrokes is backing them at mouth watering odds of 17/20 (1.85) to win to nil.
Ladbroke’s price of over 1.5 first half goals at 7/20 (1.35) is a fantastic price worth taking advantage of.