Marc Wilmots' men could only draw with Mali in their previous qualifier and this puts them on the back foot going into the crucial tie as anything other than a win which LionsBet quotes at odds of (1.85) means the 2015 African champions won’t be at next year’s World Cup.
The Atlas Lions triumphed over Gabon last time out which sees them top Group C. Herve Renard’s men head to the Ivorian capital knowing that they can’t afford to slip up. Victory at odds of (4.55) would guarantee they make their first appearance at the mundial since the 1998 edition.
A draw just as an in the reverse fixture would be enough to see the Moroccans through and it’s (3.05) with the same betting firm for that to happen.
The 1976 Africa Cup of Nations champions have remained undefeated in Group C, winning twice and drawing thrice. Fully aware of what is at stake for them, the North Africans are priced at (1.65) to either win or draw in Abidjan.
Seven of the last 10 meetings between these two African giants has produced less than two goals and with both teams looking to take a cautious approach, punters can back a similar scenario at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium at odds of (1.40).
4.45) while it’s a pricy (8.00) for the Moroccans.