Algeria vs Nigeria
World Cup Qualifiers – Africa
Date: Friday, 10th November 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade Chahid-Hamlaoui (Constantine).
Having already qualified for the 2018 world cup, the Nigeria team will visit the bottom-placed side Algeria on 10th November. This may be not an anticipated clash, however, it is a good game to watch.
The home side has recently sacked their head coach Lucas Alcaraz who has just registered just one win in his reign of 13 months. However, the team has no injury concerns ahead of this clash.
The Eagles have a lot of key players absent for this game, with Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses and Elderson Echiejile all ruled out.
Algeria vs Nigeria: Head to head
The Eagles have never lost to their host since 1990. They have drawn once and won seven of their last eight games. They have also scored at least two goals in four of the last eight encounters. The hosts won last against their visitor in 1990 African cup of nation game. The home side has registered a goal or more in only two of their last six meetings. Their last game ended in a 3 -1 win for Nigeria in world cup qualifiers.
Algeria vs Nigeria: Predictions
The Nigerian team has already qualified for the world cup, hence there is a feeling they will field an experimental team. However, they have a lot of talented players who are capable of registering a win in this game. They are backed to win this game at 3.56 while a draw is backed at 3.16 and a home win is backed at 2.21.
Given that the Algeria teams are at home and they have two best players in Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, they are likely to score in this game. Both to score yes odds are at 1.92 while both to score no is backed at 1.73.
Also, the firepower of both the teams may allow them to register a lot of goals in this match. With over 2.5 backed at 2.19 and under 2.5 at 1.55.
Given that the Eagles have already qualified, this match will be another training session hence it will be difficult to see early goals. First-half draw odds are at 1.9, home side to win first half at 2.86 and odds for the away team to win at first half given at 4.17.
Algeria vs Nigeria: Bet tips
Nigeria to win @ 3.56
Highest scoring half 2nd half @ 2.12
Both team to score yes @ 1.92.
Match odds courtesy of William Hill.
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