Greece v Ivory Coast Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

23rd June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Greece v Ivory Coast

Greece v Ivory Coast Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

There only looks one likely winner in this and that is going to be the Ivory Coast. They really only have to worry about Japan surpassing them in second place, but with the Blue Samurai taking on Colombia in their other group game, the Elephants should make it out of the Group stage for the first time in their history.

This is the first ever game to be played between the Ivory Coast and Greece and the Africans are favourites to get the win on the board in it. They opened with a comeback win over Japan and then lost against Colombia in their second match. This being their easiest looking game of the group, then Didier Drogba and co should find their way through. You do expect goals when the Ivory Coast are involved in a game. Their last five have all gone over 2.5 goals so that is a great option for this game.

Actually, the last four games that the Ivory Coast have played have been settled by a 2-1 scoreline, winning two and losing two. The Ivory Coast have conceded two or more goals in five of their eight World Cup matches, and eight of their twelve goals which they have scored in the history of the World Cup have come in the 60th minute or later. Five of their last nine have been headed goals as well. They have scoring form, because they have now scored in seven of their eight World Cup matches. Gervinho has become the first ever Ivory Coast player to score in consecutive World Cup matches and he is at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Didier Drogba and Wilfried Bony both at 5/4.

Greece have played two World Cup matches against African opposition, both against Nigeria, losing against them in 1994 and beating them in 2010. Greece’s history at the World Cup is poor, having won just one of their eight games played so far, losing six of them. They have also failed to score in seven of those eight games and they only recorded their first ever clean sheet in a World Cup match in their 0-0 draw with Japan. You don’t really see them threatening much or getting anything other than a draw at the very best.

Greece v Ivory Coast Odds

Ivory Coast Evens, Draw 5/2, Greece 11/4

It is the Greeks so always value in taking 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance. The home for that is Bet365 who offer last stake refunds on the Correct Score, Scorecast and Half Time/Full Time markets if the game ends in a draw. Also for the World Cup they are extending their great unlimited places on First Goalscorer bets, andany wagers placed on the World Cup outright winner market in-play during the tournament, will be refunded if the selection gets knocked out on penalties.

Greece v Ivory Coast Betting Tips

Look for the game to go over 2.5 goals, the Ivory Coast are usually involved in games going over the mark

The Ivory Coast are solid value to back outright in the match

The last four matches for the Ivory Coast have ended in a 2-1 scoreline, an Ivory Coast 2-1 win is trading at 9/1

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