Cairo Senegal faces Algeria
It’s time for the new champion of Africa to be crowned. On Friday night in Cairo Senegal faces Algeria in the big final of the Cup of Nations. We’re sure that it’s going to be a huge spectacle. Let’s take a look at this game in our predictions football 1×2 for today.
Despite of being one of the best teams in Africa, Senegal are still looking for their first Cup of Nations trophy. The Lions of Teranga reached the final in 2002, while on three occasions they finished 4th in the tournament. Now everyone in the country is hoping to celebrate a first title.
It’s a curious fact that Senegal’s only loss in the competition this year was exactly against Algeria. These two teams met in the group stage where the Desert Foxes celebrated a 1-0 win. Is now the time for redemption?
Since the beginning of the knockout phase of the Cup of Nations, Senegal celebrated three consecutive wins with 1-0. This is surely not the most exciting way to win, but it still sent them to the final.
Meanwhile Algeria are still unbeaten since the start of the competition. The Desert Foxes are fighting for their second title in the tournament, after already winning it once in 1990. Since then, this is the first time Algeria are reaching the final again.
Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez are the two stars who will lead their teams in the final. Mane is always contributing for his team, while Mahrez is the man who sent the Desert Foxes to the final. The Manchester City man scored a dramatic free kick in the last seconds of the semifinal against Nigeria, breaking the hearts of the Super Eagles. You can be sure that once again Mane and Mahrez will be very decisive for their teams on Friday.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Cup of Nations final between Senegal and Algeria. Who do you got here?