Madagascar will be seeking immediate revenge on Ivory Coast when they square off in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday afternoon (1pm kick-off).
Patrice Beaumelle’s men, who top Group K, are level on points with Madagascar and ran out narrow 2-1 winners last time out thanks to goals from Gervinho and a debuting Sébastien Haller.
The island nation head into this game having won just three of their last eight AFCON qualification home games as they push for a second tournament participation, after reaching the quarter-finals of the 2019 competition.
Where to watch Madagascar vs Ivory Coast on TV:
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Madagascar & Ivory Coast’s previous line-ups:
- Madagascar (vs Ivory Coast): Adrien; Métanire, Morel, Fontaine, Mombris; Raveloson, Ilaimaharitra; Nomenjanahary, Héry, Voavy; Andria.
- Ivory Coast (vs Madagascar): Gbohouo; Aurier, Deli, Boly; Gradel, Kessié, Serey Dié, Cornet; Pépé, Kodjia, Gervinho.
There are no major absentees for Madagascar boss Nicolas Dupuis who could make a couple of changes from the side that lost in Abidjan a few days earlier. Ibrahim Amada, Loïc Lapoussin and Hakim Djamel Abdallah are those pushing for starts. Sébastien Haller, meanwhile, is hoping to be there from kick-off after coming off the bench to score on his Ivory Coast debut.
Players to watch:
- Madagascar: Very few are backing 92nd ranked Madagascar to cause an upset, but such is the beauty of football anything is possible. If they are to beat a strong Ivory Coast side then huge onus must be placed on their attacking players. Someone who’ll be keen to burden that responsibility is veteran forward Paulin Voavy. The 33-year-old is the most experienced player in Nicolas Dupuis’ squad with 57 appearances to date and their most prolific scorer on 15 strikes, he also netted against the West African giants in the reverse fixture.
- Ivory Coast: It’s been a so-so beginning for Sébastien Haller at West Ham this season. The 26-year-old marksman has completed the full 90 minutes just once in England’s top flight and has registered one goal to date, which came in a two-minute cameo against Wolves. However, it’s been a different story in the League Cup as he bagged four goals across three matches. A former France U21 star, Haller recently made his international debut with Ivory Coast replacing Jonathan Kodjia in the 23rd minute. He repaid manager Patrice Beaumelle’s faith when he netted midway in the second half. Haller is hoping that’s enough for a start as he seeks to create a goalscoring streak at this level.