I expect this to be the lowest scoring group and it contains a number of sides who are good in defence, but perhaps lacking in attack. The general perception is that Ivory Coast are huge hitters in the scoring department. But I don’t see them like that anymore and if anything their defensive work needs to be respected more. We know that most of the other sides will just park the bus against them too. Ultimately, I expect Ivory Coast to win the group but at such short odds of 1.60 I’m not interested in backing them. All three of the other sides can have realistic ambitions of qualifying and I give the edge to DR Congo. I think they are worth backing @ 2.20 to make it to the quarter finals. Morocco have been hit hard by injuries, especially in the final third and it might ultimately prove fatal.
Group bet recommendation: DR Congo to qualify @ 2.20