Senegal vs Algeria
African Cup of Nation 2017 – Group B
Date: Monday, 23rd January 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Franceville.
In form Senegal locks horn with desperate Algeria for match day 3 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nation in Gabon.
Senegal defeated Zimbabwe on match day 2 as they recorded their 2nd win in the on-going championship in Gabon. The Teranga lions became the first team to book a quarter final, by scoring 4 goals and conceding none in 2 AFCON games. Moreover, Senegal sits top of the log with 6 points.
Algeria is in search of its first win in the on-going championship in Gabon. The desert warrior lost to Tunisia in a North African Group B affair on Thursday. Therefore, Algeria are in need of win if they are to get a ticket to the next phase. Moreover, the desert warriors’ sits 3rd on the log with 1 point.
Senegal: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Diallo: Gassama, Koulibaly, Mbodji, M’bengue: Gueye, Kouyate- Keita, Saivet, Mane: Sow
Algeria: Predicted Line-Up (4-1-4-1)
Asselah: Meftah, Bensebaini, Mandi, Ghoulam: Guedioura- Brahimi, Mahrez, Bentaleb, Ghezzal: Slimani
Senegal vs Algeria: Head to Head Statistics
Both sides are meeting in 2 consecutive Africa cup of nation tournament. Algeria and Senegal were in same group in the 2015 edition hosted by Equatorial Guinea; both side also met in the last game of the group in that edition, in which Algeria won by a 2-0 goals score line.
Moreover, it’s been an even one in the last 4 competitive games between both team.
Senegal vs Algeria: Prediction
Algeria would be the hungrier of the two, been a team tagged as one of the tournament favourite in brim of disqualification. However, Senegal won’t be an easy nut to crack for the desert fox, as they have created more chances in the on-going competition, and has failed to concede in their first 2 AFCON clash.
In addition, both teams CAF ranking somehow promise the prospect of a high intensity clash. The full-time result can tilt towards either side, so it is better to look into the goal markets. Both teams to score and over 2 goals is the best price for this fixture.
Senegal vs Algeria: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 13/8 (2.62).