Ivory Coast overcame Senegal in their play-off to make it to the World Cup in Brazil and with Didier Drogba still a potent attacking force, they could have too much for Japan. Read on for the latest betting odds and tips ahead of their Group C match in Recife.

Japan were not severely tested in their qualifying group (the like of Iraq, Oman and Jordan hardly likely to cause too many problems) but they went about their job and topped the group as expected ahead of Australia. But we feel they will struggle in Brazil, starting with this one against a robust and dynamic Ivory Coast side.

Some might be tempted by the betting odds of 51/25 for a Japan Victory; don’t be. Instead take the 8/5 available with Pinnacle for the West African side to get three points on the board.

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