13/01 Daily Predictions: Back wins for Ivory Coast and City

Betting Tips

Ivory Coast are the hosts of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, and they will be hoping to start the tournament with a comfortable success when they host Guinea-Bissau.

TopbetsNG picks the top four betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.

Ivory Coast vs Guinea-Bissau

Ivory Coast entertains Guinea-Bissau at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara in the opening game of the African Cup of Nations 2024. The host nation’s poor record—they haven’t won any of the previous eight editions—must be overcome. Although they won this tournament in 2015, they had failed to get past the quarterfinals in their prior three attempts.

With their passionate support, the Elephants, who have been playing well lately, ought to be able to win this opening match. The Guinea-Bissau team lacks experience. A total of 13 out of 24 players have fewer than 10 caps. Their most recent defeat was at the hands of Mali, 6-2.

Verdict

The Africa Cup of Nations is known for being a low-scoring competition, but this first-round encounter might change that perception. Ivory Coast has played in several high-scoring matches lately; in their previous five games, they have scored 21 goals, and it appears that they will score three goals or more in this match.

By the time of this night game, the extreme heat in Anyama and Ebimpe will have mostly subsided, which could boost the possibility of an exciting match.

Tip: Ivory Coast to Win / Over 2.5 Goals

Ivory Coast to Win – ✅

Over 2.5 Goals – ❌

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Newcastle vs Manchester City

Eddie Howe’s team’s journey to Sunderland, a local rival, for the Carabao Cup last week was crucial following a string of dismal performances that knocked his injury-plagued club out of Europe, the Premier League, and the competition.

There was even talk that the Newcastle United boss could have been gone had his side lost, but instead, the Magpies strolled to a 3-0 victory.

Before they left for the Club World Cup, the champions were faltering a little, as they had only won once in their previous six Premier League games.

However, it appears like Pep Guardiola’s club has found newfound energy after winning the World Cup, as Manchester City has won three straight games since returning to England.

Verdict

Newcastle cannot be written off in front of a boisterous crowd at St James’ Park because they have already defeated Manchester City at home this season and pushed them into a 1-0 top-flight loss at the Etihad back in August. Newcastle can’t afford to lose too many more Premier League points if they want to be in contention for the European spots.

Nonetheless, the Citizens seem to have found their rhythm again at the ideal moment, with important players coming back from injury. We think the champs will manage to secure the most points possible on Saturday, especially considering their stellar record versus the Magpies.

Tip: Manchester City to Win / BTTS (YES)

Manchester City to Win – ✅

BTTS (Yes) – ✅

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Below are our top betting fixtures for Saturday:

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Over 2.5 goals

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