Senegal vs Algeria: African Cup of Nations Final Match Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:27 AM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019 9:27 AM UTC

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<div><h2>Senegal vs Algeria</h2><p><a href=""><strong>Friday, July 19, Cairo International Stadium</strong></a></p><p>The Teranga Lions have been in excellent form so far and they enter this match on the back of 5 wins in their previous 6 matches. They are enjoying a great AFCON 2019 campaign they are looking very solid and well organized and they possess great skills having a huge attacking firepower led by Liverpool’s star Sadio Mane who won the Champions League with his club. He scored 3 goals so far sitting 2nd in the top-scorers chart. He’s once again expected to lead the attacking line helped by AS Monaco’s Keita Balde and Rennes’ M'Baye Niang. They have a rock-solid defense keeping 5 clean sheets in 6 matches with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate being in excellent shape.</p><p>On the other side, Algeria were the only team to beat Senegal so far, 1-0 in their group stage head-to-head. Algeria have been one of the more consistent teams at the tournament, surviving a penalty shootout against Ivory Coast in the quarter finals and brilliantly beating Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-finals. They have what it takes to go all the way. Algeria failed to exit the group stage in 2017 finishing 3rd behind Senegal and Tunisia. Man City’s winger Riyad Mahrez is their main star but let’s not forget about players with great experience like Galatasaray’s forward Sofiane Feghouli who proved his skills by scoring a superb goal against Ivory Coast in the quarter finals. They also have a rock-solid defense with Djamel Benlamri Aissa Mandi and Adlene Guedioura. They conceded just 2 goals in 6 matches.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Algeria were not among the hot favourites but their fighting spirit, team-work and consistency made them qualify in the final were they have nothing to lose. They already showed they can beat Senegal, so they enter this match full of confidence ready to repeat their last head-to-head result. Senegal will do everything to revenge the result from the group stage and win lift the AFCON trophy. Sadio Mane’s dream is to win the African Cup of Nations trophy after lifting the UCL trophy with Liverpool. We expect him to deliver on Friday and score for his country. He is priced at 3.1 with Bet365 to be anything goalscorer. If you’re a trend bettor, you will play the under 2.5 goals in the match which is priced at 1.44 with Unibet but we will go against the bookies and the trend because we expect an entertaining clash between 2 great attacking sides.</p><h2>Best tips for the match:</h2><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="AFCON Betting Odds"><em><strong>Both teams to score at 2.2 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="AFCON Betting Odds"><em><strong>Over 1.75 goals Asian Handicap at 1.75 with Pinnacle</strong></em></a></p></div>
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