Ivory Coast vs Sudan
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However, there is one thing that should be taken into account here: Gabon has been drawn into this group, but these matches won’t be counted for the standings, since Gabon will host the final stage of the tournament.Under these circumstances, the hosts will have a relatively easy task to deal with two mediocre teams like Sudan and Sierra Leone.
As it was already noted, Ivory Coast won only one point from the visit to Sierra Leone in the previous round, but now this team is back at home, where the hosts rarely make mistakes, especially against such opponents.
Max Gradel (m / 42+8), Yaya Toure (m / 100+19) and Wilfried Bonny (f / 42+13) are not in the group for this match due to injuries, as well as Siaka Tiene (d / 100+2), but Michel Dussuyer has a lot of options in the midfield and in attack to replace them successfully.
A few words about Sudan…this team failed to qualify for the final stage of the tournament in 2013 and 2015, the guests were eliminated in the World Cup qualifiers after two losses against Zambia in November (0-1 at home and 0-2 in the visit in Ndola) and in general, Sudan is a team built almost entirely by players from the local league.
0-0-5 2/13 for Sudan from five away games over the last year and a half, as four of those five encounters were lost with two or more goals difference (0-2 vs. Congo, 1-3 vs. Nigeria, 1-2 vs. South Africa, 0-4 vs. Gabon and 0-2 vs. Zambia).
Ivory Coast significantly excels Sudan in terms of individual qualities of the players and experience and I think that the hosts will manage to win this match with big difference.
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