Senegal aims for the first title win! Read below our full betting tips!
Who is putting on the African football crown? For the first time the lions of Teranga or for the second time the desert fox? In the final of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, the national teams of Senegal and Algeria face each other in Egypt on Friday evening. Both teams were already in the lead-up to the continental championship as Mitfavoriten acted and could fulfill these expectations. For both teams, it is the second final of an African Cup, but in contrast to Senegal vs Algeria was able to celebrate in 1990 in front of their own audience already once the title win.
Today’s Betting Tips Senegal vs Algeria
Already on Wednesday, the small final was denied, which Nigeria won in the duel of the disappointed against Tunisia thanks to an early goal with 1-0. Nigeria have won the third-place match for the seventh time in history, with no defeat in the small final ever for the Super Eagles. However, this is a small consolation, because the final was the big goal. Although the two semi-finals were football-wise not at the highest level, but offered drama until the final whistle.
The Senegal (thanks to an own goal) and Algeria (last-minute goals) finally had the better end for themselves. Thus, the two teams experience a Deja-Vu, because already in the group stage of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations 2019 it came to this duel. The bookmakers expect a very exciting endgame, as between Senegal and Algeria, balanced odds are offered.
The year 2002 was the most successful for the lions of Teranga so far. The year started with the Africa Cup of Nations in Mali, where the Africans defeated Cameroon on penalties. A few months later, Senegal celebrated its debut on the big stage and was qualified for the World Cup in Japan and South Korea for the first time. The win against defending champion France was a big sensation. After these strong performances, it was quiet around the lions of Teranga and the huge successes could not be retracted.
In 2010 and 2013, Senegal was not even qualified for the Africa Cup, 2008, 2012 and 2015, the tournament was over after the first round already. Two years ago in Gabon, after all, once again the knockout phase was reached. This year, the big coup is to succeed. The big star is of course Liverpool’s winger Sadio Mane. The Champions League winner is always dangerous, but has his nerves from the penalty spot under control. Already twice he failed in this tournament from the ominous point. In addition to the world-class striker, Senegal also has a strong defense. Kalidou Koulibaly acts as defense boss and accordingly goals are an absolute rarity.
Throughout the tournament, Senegal had to concede only one goal. The Senegal must renounce the regular number one, Edouard Mendy. The 27-year-old has broken the middle hand. Alfred Gomis has been guarding the case since the last match and has not conceded a goal.
The weakness of the penalty spot was almost fatal to Senegal. In the semi-final against Tunisia Henri Saivet had in the 80th minute of the decision on the foot, but he failed the opposing goalkeeper. Three missed penalties in a tournament – Senegal will probably have to push for an early decision. On the basis of these statistics would be at the latest on penalties between Senegal and Algeria from a tip on the lions of Teranga discouraged.
Expected team of Senegal:
➯ Gomis – Sabaly, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Gassama – Saivet, Badou Ndiaye, Gueye – Mane, Niang, Diatta
Last matches of Senegal:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Senegal Vs. Tunisia 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Senegal Vs. Benin 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Uganda Vs. Senegal 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Kenya Vs. Senegal 0: 3 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Algeria 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
Demand and reality also differed widely in Algeria in recent years. After a strong appearance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (unlucky off against the eventual champion Germany) the desert fox could not confirm these achievements. The 2018 World Cup was missed and also at the last Africa Cup of Nations Algeria fell far short of expectations. Nevertheless, the team of head coach Djamel Belmadi was again acted as a co-favorite. With Riyad Mahrez, the desert foxes also have a Premier League-proven superstar. But also in the width of the team with players such as Yacine Brahimi, Youcef Atal or Aissa Mendi is heavily staffed. Soberly considered, the Algerians are qualitatively but still weaker than the lions of Teranga.
Nevertheless, Algeria would be an absolutely deserved titleholder at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The desert foxes have won all six tournament games so far. The group C was mastered with three wins and no goal conceded sovereign. Algeria had to shiver a bit in the quarter-finals after beating celebrity favorite Guinea in the knockout stages, but after 120 minutes on penalties, they narrowly prevailed over Ivorer. The goal from Jonathan Kodjia was the first goal in the tournament so far. Another extension saved Riyad Mahrez his compatriots in the semifinals, as he struck in the 95th minute free kick from 18 meters massive in the Tormanneck and thus provided for boundless cheers. A narrow victory, a late victory, but an absolutely deserved victory, because the Algerians were the dominant team throughout the season and barely allowed any chances.
Based on the defensive strength of both teams (one or only two goals in six games) not only the tip on the under 2.5 is obvious (although this does not seem particularly interesting due to the odds offered), but between Senegal and Algeria also seems the tip that not both teams will score to present an interesting option.
Expected team of Algeria:
➯ M’Bolhi – Bensebaini, Benlamri, Mandi, Zeffane – Feghouli, Guedioura, Bennacer – Belail, Bounedjah, Mahrez
Last matches from Algeria:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Algeria vs. Nigeria 2: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Ivory Coast vs Algeria 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 07.07.2019 – Algeria Vs. Guinea 3: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Tanzania Vs. Algeria 0: 3 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Algeria 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
Senegal vs Algeria Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
In total, the database contains no less than 20 games between Senegal and Algeria. In addition to eight friendlies, the two teams have also faced each other a dozen times in competitive games. The last meeting is only a few days back, because already on the second group match day of this year’s Africa Cup 2019, the two teams faced each other. Algeria narrowly won 1-0 thanks to a strike by Youcef Belaili. The Senegal was playful stronger, but many chances were not to see on both sides. A similar game can be expected on Friday and accordingly, in the final between Senegal and Algeria, a renewed prediction on the under 2.5 is an obvious option.
Senegal vs Algeria Our Best Football Betting Tips Explained
The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 had some changes to offer. For the first time, a title holder will be determined in the summer. Due to the high temperatures, the fears have partially confirmed and an offensive spectacle was rarely seen. Friends of well-groomed offensive football will not get their money’s worth on Friday evenings. For both teams too much is at stake to throw overboard the hugely successful game philosophy. Although Algeria were able to celebrate a 1-0 victory in the group stage, the three-way market between Senegal and Algeria offers absolutely balanced odds.
Key Facts – Senegal vs Algeria tips
♦️ Senegal will not count on penalties – three penalties have already been awarded in this tournament!
♦️ In the group stage, Algeria won 1-0!
♦️ The desert foxes have won all six games – but once on penalties!
A prediction on the three-way market appears to be an extremely difficult undertaking. Arguments are there for every game outcome and accordingly we prefer to keep our hands off it. Qualitatively, we see Senegal as the stronger side, the 30 extra minutes in the semifinals should have no effect, after all, the team had enough time to regenerate. In this regard, our recommendation in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 between Senegal and Algeria is a tip on the title of the Lion of Teranga. The stake will be six units.
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