Bet9ja Preview: Ivory Coast vs South Africa: Either side to win in Cairo

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Termed the ‘Group of Death, the two former African champions will be serving up a tantalising clash in the Egyptian capital

Ivory Coast commence their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tasked with an opening clash against South Africa in Group D at the Al-Salam Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The Elephants are among the tournament favourites, with a couple of big-name players in their ranks.

They were also Afcon victors in 2015, for the second time in their history, and are priced at odds of (2.16) with Bet9ja to bag an opening win.

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Bafana Bafana finished second in Group E of the qualifiers, behind Nigeria, to make it a first Afcon appearance in four years.

The 1996 champions will have their work cut out here as they will have to also contend against Morocco and Namibia to make it to the Round of 16. They are offered at odds of (3.65) with the same bet firm to come out victorious in Cairo.

Two of the previous three meetings between these sides have ended all square and it’s (3.20) to happen again.

This is a game which is going to be very close to call, in that the Ivorians have won seven of the last 13 games while the South Africans have won six in the same number of matches.

It’s odds of (1.32) for either side to claim all three points at the Al-Salam Stadium with Bet9ja.

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