It is the previous top match at the 2019 Africa Cup. The two top nations Senegal (second, third and third) and Algeria (third, third and third) meet in direct match on Thursday night in Cairo. While Algeria was not qualified at all, exactly one year ago at the World Cup in Russia, Senegal was Africa’s only bright spot. At the time, Senegal celebrated the only victory of the five African World Cup teams. For the knockout round, the lions of Teranga could not qualify. At the African Cup, there is no question that both nations will qualify for the last sixteen. According to the bookmakers, it seems likely that the West Africans will book their tickets for KO games on Thursday.
Football Betting Tips Senegal vs Algeria
Logically, this is not enough. Both want more. Senegal and Algeria are both entitled to hope for a final. This is especially due to the star-studded squads of both nations. On the shoulders of Riyad Mahrez of the national triple winner Manchester City, the expectations of 42 million Algerians, while the West African build on the strength of Liverpool’s Champions League winner Sadio Mane. We recommend a tip on the lions of the Teranga in Senegal against Algeria. The group victory is not unimportant for the rest of the tournament, after all, it would go to kick off the knockout round against one of the best group thirds.
Senegal – Statistics & Current Form
Senegal has a reputation for being chronically behind expectations. Although the Teranga lions have always been blessed with the best footballers on the continent, the West African country has never won the Africa Cup of Nations. So the Senegal is in the 15th participation as a co-favorite at the start and this also on the second matchday of the group C. This shows in Senegal vs.. Algeria a look at the odds of all bookmakers. Senegalese coach is former captain Aliou Cissé. In 2002, the 43-year-old led the West Africans into the quarter-finals at the World Cup. So far, Senegal has been one of only three African teams, alongside Cameroon (1990) and Ghana (2010), to reach the top eight nations in a world tournament in 88 years of world championship history. In addition to the biggest success of the association’s history so far, Cisse was on the pitch again in Mali in 2002, when Senegal’s second-best finish was an African Cup.
Coach Cissé has one of the best squads in this tournament. All 23 players are under contract with clubs from Europe. In addition to superstar and captain Sadio Mané (Liverpool), including the world-class center-back Kalidou Koulibaly from SSC Naples for the squad. Cisse knows many of his protégés already from the time as a U23 national coach. Players look up to him based on legend status. Impressive is the mental strength of the lion of Teranga. Since Cisse took over as national coach in March 2015, Senegal lost only one competitive match – the last group match of the World Cup 0: 1 against Colombia. Since then, the Senegalese have remained unbeaten for eight internationals in a row. There were seven wins without conceding, which is why we predict a profit on the West Africans in Senegal against Algeria on Tuesday. Sadio Mane, suspended for the start against Tanzania, is eligible to play again on Thursday.
Best scorers Africa Cup:
🏆 1 goal: Keita Balde
🏆 1 goal: Krepin Diatta
Expected lineup of Senegal:
➲ Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Sane, Wague; N’Diaye; Keita, Gueye, Diatta, Sarr; Mane
➲ Coach: Aliou Cissé
Last matches of Senegal:
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Tanzania 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Nigeria 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Senegal Vs. Mali 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Senegal Vs. Madagascar 2: 0 (Africa Qualification)
⚽️ 17.11.2018 – Equatorial Guinea vs. Senegal 0: 1 (Africa Qualification)
Algeria – Statistics & Current Form
When Algeria won the only African Cup title in 1990 at the home tournament with the outstanding Rabah Madjer, the North Africans faced Senegal in the semi-finals. With a 1: 0 the desert fox prevailed. The Rabah Madjer of today is called Riyad Mahrez. He is a worthy successor to the former world-class man and Africa’s footballer of the year in 1987. However, to reach absolute legendary status, Mahrez must also lead his country to the title. Although the tournament 2019 also takes place on North African soil – albeit its rival Egypt – and Algeria is among the title candidates, but not to the top favorites. This shows up between Senegal and Algeria in the odds of bookmakers. As the captain and leader of the desert fox, Manchester City professional Mahrez made a strong showing in the 2-0 win over Kenya and was rightly crowned player of the match, not just because of his goal. Algeria set a real exclamation point at the beginning. This is to be confirmed on Thursday against the physically strong and at the same time fast-paced Senegalese.
But like 1990, Algeria is not just a one-man show. With Sofiane Feghouli and Yacine Brahimi, Mahrez knows two players at his side who can cause any defensive line real problems. Striker Baghdad Bounedjah also proved his accuracy at the start. For the Qatari champion Al Sadd, the 27-year-old scored 39 goals in 22 league games last season. In qualifying, Algeria prevailed as group winners before the Benin, Gambia and Togo and is unbeaten by the victory in the opening match since four internationals (3-1-0). It’s about time that Algeria played again a good African Cup after leaving the group stage two years ago. The last exclamation point is already nine years back when the desert fox reached the semi-finals. Something similar seems possible this time, although the defensive remains the Achilles heel. Barely challenged against Kenya, the match will be a stress test on Thursday. We arrive at Senegal Vs. Algeria, according to the prediction, however, concludes that the North Africans have only outsider chances to win this game.
Best scorers Africa Cup:
🏆 1 goal: Riyad Mahrez
🏆 1 goal: Baghdad Bounedjah
Expected formation of Algeria:
➲ M’Bolhi; Bensebaini, Benlamri, Mandi, Atal; Guedioura; Belaili, Bennacer, Feghouli, Mahrez; Bounedjah
➲ Coach: Djamel Belmadi
Last matches from Algeria:
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Algeria Vs. Kenya 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Algeria Vs. Mali 3: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Algeria Vs. Burundi 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Algeria vs. Tunisia 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – Algeria vs Gambia 1: 1 (Africa Qualification)
Senegal vs Algeria Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head-to-Head: 10 wins Algeria – 5 draws – 4 wins Senegal (19 caps)
For the third time in a row, Senegal and Algeria face each other during the group stage of an Africa Cup. Two years ago in Gabon, both drew 2-2. It was also the latest international match of both nations. Four years ago, when the tournament was held in Equatorial Guinea, Algeria won 1-0 in the group.
Senegal vs Algeria Our Best Betting Tips Analzyed
Senegal could have won even more than 2-0 at the start. 24 shots were in the end against Tanzania to book. The Lion of Teranga underpinned the status as tournament top favorite. Therefore, the West African go in the second group match as the first contender for three points, as the bookmakers in Senegal vs Algeria on the odds know.
Key Facts – Senegal vs Algeria tips
🔺 Senegal is the best African team according to Fifa World Ranking (Rank 22)
🔺 Algeria and Senegal won their opening games 2-0
🔺 The Teranga Lions are unbeaten for eight internationals (7-1-0)
But the fans can look forward to a real top game. Algeria superstar Mahrez excelled at the start against Kenya. The Senegalese, however, are looking forward to the return of the previously suspended captain Sadio Mane. The newly crowned Champions League winner could make the difference. We advise Senegal and Algeria to follow our prediction with a tip on the Teranga lions. The desert foxes from North Africa are not as strong and compact as the Senegal, who earned the most points in qualifying.
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