African Cup of Nations/Senegal vs Algeria – After Nigeria defeated Tunisia in match for the 3rd place all medal winners are known but only after the final between Senegal and Algeria will be known who wins gold and who wins silver medal. The two teams have already met in the Group C and Algeria won by 1-0.
Game Senegal vs Algeria begins 19.07.2019 at 21:00 CET
Senegal was eliminated from the previous African Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals by Cameroon after 0-0 in the normal time and penalty shootout that followed. Now, it reached the final for the second time ever. The last time they did so in 2002 and then they again lost to Cameroon after penalties as the normal time ended as goalless draw. This is a chance to revenge to Algeria for defeat in group when they lost by 1-0. Senegal ended at the second place in the Group C having won six points.
It was the only match at the tournament that they not only lost but they also didn’t score a single goal. It is even more interesting that Senegal won matches only when their opponents failed to score a goal. In the group they won Tanzania 2-0 and Kenya 3-0, and then they eliminated in this order Uganda, Benin and Tunisia all by 1-0. Bronn scored the winning goal against Tunisa in the semi-finals in extra time, or more precisely in the 100th minute.
Probable lineups Senegal: Gomis- Gassama, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Kouyate- Gueye, Ndiaye- Saivet- Mane, Keita, Niang.
Algeria finished the previous African Cup of Nations already in the group phase when they drew 2-2 with group winner Senegal but they earned only two points and couldn’t go further. The Algerians won the only title so far in 1990 when they defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the final. That was a sweat revenge for defeat of 0-3 in the final of the African Cup of Nations 1980. Algeria showed the most in the group phase; it won all three matches and its goal difference was 9-0.
Later on they eliminated Guinea and they received the first goal in the quarter-finals when their opponent was Ivory Coast. That was the only match they won after penalties as the result read after extra time 1-1. In the semi-finals Algeria won Nigeria 2-1 but they were in fact lucky as they took a lead with Nigeria own goal, Troost-Ekong was the scorer, while they scored the winning goal 5 minutes into injury time.
Probable lineups Algeria: M. Bolhi- Zeffane, Bensebaini, Mandi, Benlamri- Feghouli, Mahrez, Guedioura, Bennacer- Bounedjah, Belaili.
Betting Pick: Senegal vs Algeria
Algeria won last five matches with Senegal, including the last match in the Group C here in Egypt which definitely gives an additional boost to their self-confidence. Senegal has never won the title before and will be under stronger psychological pressure because of that. Alegeria is the only undefeated team here at the African Cup of Nations. We forecast a match with few goals and draw after full time.
Odds: 2.90 at betsson (down to 2.82 can be played)
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