Algeria Vs Ivory Coast Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between Algeria and Ivory Coast.
The third fixture in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Finals brings to us the clash between two favourites, Ivory Coast and Algeria. The winner of this match will face Nigeria in the Semi-Finals of the tournament. Algeria have been in very good form, winning all their games thus far in the competition. They’ve scored 9 goals in 4 matches and haven’t conceded a single goal. Ivory Coast, on the other hand, have lost one of their 4 matches in the bout, and qualified to the Quarters narrowly, winning 1-0.
The last match between the two nations came in the 2015 AFCON Quarter Finals where Cote d’Ivoire came off as the stronger team, winning 3-1 with a brace from Wilfried Bony. This match, however, is much more evenly matched.
Algeria Vs Ivory Coast Dream11 Team
Sylvain Gbohouo: The Ivorian keeper has been in absolute top form in the four games he’s played. He’s kept two clean sheets, and has conceded only two goals in the process. Sylvain was awarded the man of the match in the previous game against Mali where he made four crucial saves and kept a clean sheet.
Wilfried Kanon: 26-year-old Centre Half, Kanon has been one of the players of the tournament. He pulled off a defensive masterclass against Mali in the last game, completing all his tackles and accurately giving 5 long balls. He made an insane nine recoveries in the game and kept a clean sheet, too.
Youcef Atal: Attal plays right-back for Algeria, and is one of the best prospects in this position in Europe. He’s very attacking and has an eye for a pass from the wing. He assisted Adam Ounas for Ivory Coast’s third goal against Guinea. He’s also created more than two chances in every game he’s started.
Djameleddine Benlamri: Atal’s partner in crime on the opposite flank, Benlamri is a defensive threshold which balances Atal’s highly attacking traits. While mostly averaging a position that reaches just behind the centre line, he’s still given three key passes in three starts. Benlamri is a habitual tackler and does it very well, hence gives a lot of tackle points.
Wilfried Zaha(C): Probably their star man in this competition, Zaha has been in sublime for club and country throughout the year. He’s played only three games in the competition, but has scored two goals in that time. The half Englishman is very dangerous on the wing, has quick feet and draws a lot of set pieces and penalties. He’s also a predator in the box and can finish chances with a single touch, and is involved in a lot of goals.
Riyad Mahrez(VC): Algeria’s best shot going into the AFCON, Premier League winner Mahrez hasn’t really disappointed. He’s started three games out of four for his national team and has directly contributed in the form of two goals. Mahrez was also the Man of the Match against both Kenya and Guinea.
Mohamed Belaili: Belaili plays on the wing for Algeria, starting on the left side in a 4-1-4-1. Mahrez and Belaili are similar types of players who like to cut in and shoot or play a through ball with their dominant foot between the defence. The 29-year-old has also scored two goals in three starts in the competition.
Franck Kessie: AC Milan’s Kessie is the highest point-getter from midfield from the options. He’s accumulated 25.5 points in four games, and gave three assists in one game against Namibia. He’s created seven goalscoring chances from deep midfield. Kessie plays in a double pivot and has more interceptions than anyone in the tournament as of now – 8.
Serey Die: Die starts as a screening midfielder alongside Kessie. The Ivorian captain has a sick shot technique and his goal against Namibia was a testament to the same. Die converted a shot from more than 40 yards out into the bottom left corner, for what is arguably the goal of the tournament.
Jonathan Kodjia: Striker Kodjia boats of abilities that only a few strikers can. While playing as a ‘fox in the box’ role, Kodjia’s ability to create chances through the centre on the wing is very underappreciated. He scored the only goal in the 1-0 win against South Africa and also created the most chances in the match.
Baghdad Bounedjah: My final pick for this game, Bounedjah is a very similar player to the profile of Lewandowski. He’s tall, strong, and can bully defenders while on the ball and in the box. He has one goal and one assist in the tournament and is a very strong favourite in any aerial dual Ivory Coast will face.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.