Ivory Coast vs. Greece Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Greece and the Ivory Coast can earn a spot in the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup when the two meet today at 4PM ET. Here is a look at the odds for this match.
This is a match in Group C. Ivory Coast is 1-1-0 thus far while Greece is 0-1-1. A win for Ivory Coast puts them in the next round. A draw would likely advance them as well, unless Japan upsets Colombia by more than one goal. If Greece wins, it would need Colombia to beat the Ivory Coast to advance. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Ivory Coast is favored to win this match, as it has odds of -110 to win, while Greece has been given a money line of +285 to win. Odds of a draw have been placed at +265, while the over/under total has been set at 2 goals.
The Ivory Coast is now 3-4-1 in 8 World Cup matches after beating Japan 2-1 and losing to Colombia 2-1. It is coming off the 2-1 loss to Colombia where it played pretty well, controlling possession for 55% of the game. Ivory Coast had a 15-11 shot edge and a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal. It fell behind 2-0 midway through the second half, but cut the lead to one off a goal from Gervinho in the 73rd minute. Yaya Toure led the Ivory Coast with four shots, three of which were on goal.
Greece is now 1-6-1 in 8 World Cup matches after losing to Colombia 3-0 and playing Japan to a scoreless draw. Greece was able to earn a point with Japan despite being largely outplayed. Japan had a 16-9 shot advantage on Greece in the match and an 11-5 edge in shots on goal. Greece had possession in just 32% of the match. No player had more than two shots for Greece and Kostas Katsouranis drew a red card in the match and won’t be playing today.