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Ivory Coast vs Egypt: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

4:30 PM IST 26/01/22
Mohamed Salah of Egypt celebrates goal during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ivory Coast enjoyed a strong start to the competition by finishing top of their group while Egypt are looking to go further than they did in 2019
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Ivory Coast are looking to maintain their unbeaten record in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations when they take on Egypt in the round of 16 on Wednesday.

Patrice Beaumelle’s team finished top of Group E with seven points, having beaten Algeria, who knocked them out on their way to Afcon glory in 2019, along the way.

Ahead of the game, GOAL brings you everything you need to know, including how to watch, team news, odds and more.

Game

Ivory Coast vs Egypt

Date

January 26, 2022

Kick-off time

4pm GMT

Ivory Coast vs Egypt TV channel, live stream & how to watch

Sky Sports Premier League is showing Ivory Coast vs Egypt live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK) and the game can also be streamed live online using the Sky Go app.

UK TV channel

UK online stream

Sky Sports Premier League

Sky Go Extra

Ivory Coast team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

Ali Sangare, Karim Cisse, Ira Tape, Ulrich Edan

Defenders

Kossounou, Bailly, Deli, Kanon, Ouattara, Konan, Aurier

Midfielders

Sangare, Maiga, Serey Die, Kessie, Michael Seri, Junior Traore

Forwards

Zaha, Boga, Cornet, Gradel, Evrard, Kouassi, Pepe, Haller, Kouame, Boli, Konate

Eric Bailly will likely be back in the starting line-up for the clash with Egypt, having sat out the final group-stage match against Algeria after sustaining a head injury in the previous game.

Predicted Ivory Coast starting XI: Sangare, Aurier, Bailly, Deli, Konan, Sangare, Seri, Kessie, Pepe, Haller, Zaha.

Egypt team news & squad

Position

Players

Goalkeepers

El Shenawy, Gabaski, Sobhi, Gad

Defenders

Hegazy, Hamdi, Ashraf, Alaa, Abdelmonem, Fatouh, Daoud, Tawfik, Kamal

Midfielders

Elneny, Fathi, El Solia, Ashour, Lasheen, Said

Forwards

Trezeguet, Sobhi, Adel, Salah, Zizo, Mohamed, Marmoush, Sherif, Hamdi

Akram Tawfik is out after suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in Egypt's opening match of the competition, but Carlos Queiroz's team have no fresh injury or suspension concerns.

Predicted Egypt starting XI: El Shenawy, Kamal, Hegazy, Abdelmonem, Ashraf, Elneny, Soleya, Said, Salah, Mohamed, Marmoush.

Betting odds & tips

Ivory Coast is favourite to beat Egypt at 5/4 (2.25) with bet365. At 11/4 (3.75) to win, Egypt are seen as the underdogs.

Mohamed Salah is 9/2 (5.5) to be first goalscorer, while Nicolas Pepe is rated 11/2 (6.5).

This match puts one of the group stage's top scorers against a stubborn defence, so the margins are thin when it comes to odds on goals, but backing there to be two or three goals in the game at Evens (2.0) may be a smart bet.

Recent results & form

Ivory Coast last five results

Egypt last five results

Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria (Jan 20)

Egypt 1-0 Sudan (Jan 19)

Ivory Coast 2-2 Sierra Leone (Jan 16)

Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Egypt (Jan 15)

Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Ivory Coast (Jan 12)

Nigeria 1-0 Egypt (Jan 11)

Cameroon 1-0 Ivory Coast (Nov 16)

Egypt 4-5 (on pens) Qatar (Dec 18)

Ivory Coast 3-0 Mozambique (Nov 13)

Tunisia 1-0 Egypt (Dec 15)

Ivory Coast have had a strong start to the Afcon campaign, adding to their fine form over the last year - Beaumelle's team have lost just one match in the last 12 months.

A strong showing at the competition can start to heal the nation's wounds following the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Egypt, however, are still in with a chance of qualifying for the tournament in Qatar and can boost their credentials by overcoming one of Africa's stronger sides this week.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org.