Africa Cup of Nations 2013 TV Schedule: Day 4 Live Stream Info and Predictions
The Africa Cup of Nations is now well underway, but there are a few teams yet to appear on the big stage. On Tuesday, Group D begins its round-robin play.
While the South African crowd has already seen plenty of talented players, the final group features some of the most skilled performers in the world.
Ivory Coast will start off play with a contest against Togo, while the Tunisia and Algeria battle is certain to be a thriller.
Here is everything you need to know about the two matchups on Day 4.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 22
Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET
Where: Royal Bafokeng Stadium, South Africa
Watch: EuroSport (Live stream only in U.S.)
Live Stream: ESPN3.com
Ivory Coast vs. Togo: 10 a.m. ET
It will be an uphill battle for Togo in this tournament, but it is certainly a squad capable of pulling off an upset or two.
The team is led by veteran Emmanuel Adebayor, who is capable of scoring a few goals to lead his team to victory almost single-handedly.
However, he still might not be enough to handle Ivory Coast and its array of talent. This group might be the strongest in the entire tournament and should be able to light up the scoreboard.
Togo will struggle to even get possession for long periods during the match, and will have to rely on counter-attacks to succeed. That will not be enough as Yaya Toure is certain to be able to control from the midfield.
Ivory Coast should show its dominance as it gets off to a good start in the African Nations Cup.
Prediction: Ivory Coast 2, Togo 1
Tunisia vs. Algeria: 1 p.m. ET
This will become one of the most interesting battles of Group D. Both squads are capable of making a run into the knockout stage, but neither can afford to fall behind in the table.
A loss for either country would be devastating.
For that reason, expect both sides to come out playing conservatively. Tunisia is especially solid at slowing down the pace and preventing opponents from getting many scoring opportunities.
In addition, Algeria might not have the elite scorers necessary to get the ball beyond goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi.
However, the other side of the pitch will be filled with talented defenders as well and this should remain a low-scoring bout.
Most of this match will be played in the middle of the field as it will take a great play to get on the scoreboard. These teams simply do not have it in them.
Prediction: Tunisia 0, Algeria 0
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