10. Japan have won two of their three meetings with Ivory Coast 1-0, in 1993 and 2008. A repeat scoreline is priced at 8.00.
9. However, Ivory Coast won their most recent head-to-head, a 2-0 friendly victory ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Ivory Coast are 2.58 to win.
8. Ivory Coast have won just two of their last seven games stretching back to August 2013 (W2 D3 L2). They are 1.51 to lose/draw on the Double Chance.
7. Both teams have scored in each of Ivory Coast’s last seven outings. A price of 2.00 is available for both to net on Sunday morning.
6. Japan are on a five-game winning streak, their best run of form since June/July 2004. They are 2.90 to beat Ivory Coast.
Watch Ivory Coast beat Japan 2-0 before the 2010 World Cup:
5. Kolo Toure scored one of his six international goals when these sides met in June 2010. The defender failed to score in 24 appearances for Liverpool last season but is 16.00 to net in Recife.
4. Japan have won their three fixtures against African nations since losing 2-0 to Ivory Coast in 2010, beating Zambia, Ghana and Cameroon. They are 13.00 to reverse the 2-0 result on Sunday morning.
3. Didier Drogba scored his 63rd international goal against El Salvador in Ivory Coast’s final warm-up game. Drogba averages a goal every 1.6 games and is 61.00 to net with a 3-0 win scorecast.
2. Japan’s Shinji Okazaki top scored in AFC qualification for the World Cup, with eight goals. The Mainz striker is 3.90 to score.
1. Keisuke Honda sored twice at the 2010 World Cup for Japan and netted five times in AFC qualification this time around. The midfielder is 9.00 to score first against Ivory Coast.