Algeria – Sierra Leone, stats, odds. On January 11 Algeria will play against Sierra Leone in Group E of the African Cup first leg. What to expect in this duel? – The answer is in our forecast.
Algeria are the reigning winners of the 2019 Africa Best Team title. By the way, this title is the second for this squad. Algeria had a solid run in qualifying for Qatar, where the team finished in first position, ahead of teams such as Burkina Faso and Niger.
It must be remembered that it was in this tournament that the Desert Foxes differed 25 times, an average of four per game. In December, Jamel Belmadi’s men won the FIFA Arab Cup.
Sierra Leone have never advanced further than the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations. Remarkably, it was exactly 25 years ago that the Blues and Whites made their last appearance in this competition. The team made it to Cameroon from second place in a difficult qualifying group.
In six rounds, John Keister’s side have recorded one win and four draws, half as many as the top side. Last year, the Star Lions suffered two fixtures against second-placed Morocco (1-2) and Comoros (0-2).
Representatives from different dimensions will meet, for whom a win in this duel is as important as air. At the same time, the visitors will have extremely few options and we expect success for the reigning CAN winner due to the class and experience of the performers.
Our prediction is Asian handicap (-2) on Algeria and we bet on it at odds of 1.73 at 1xbet.ng
It is likely that the teams will not sit on defence for long, and will try to prove their worth at the other side’s goal. We’re expecting plenty of attacking play from the home side.
Second bet – total more than 2.5 goals for 1.90