Senegal faces Algeria
Senegal faces Algeria in a game from Group C of the African Cup of Nations. We are going to take a good look at this fixture in our predictions football 1×2 for today.
Just as always, Senegal are one of the contenders for the trophy. Just as they hoped, the Lions of Teranga kicked off their campaign in the tournament in the best way possible – with a win. They faced Tanzania in Cairo and enjoyed a 2-0 win.
Despite of being without their captain and superstar Sadio Mane, Senegal managed to do the work against Tanzania. Keita Balde opened the score for the Lions of Teranga in the first half, while Krepin Diatta made it 2-0 after the break. Senegal showed that they can win without Sadio Mane as well, but the level of the opposition was not the among the highest ones as well.
Just like Senegal, Algeria also started in the Cup of Nations with a win. Djamel Belmadi’s team faced Kenya and achieved a win with the exactly same result as Senegal’s – 2-0. Both goals were scored during the first half of the match. Baghdad Bounedjah opened the score from a penalty kick, while Manchester City’s ace Riyad Mahrez made it 2-0.
Senegal and Algeria are currently leading the group, having exactly the same stats after the first game. Now one of these two teams will have the chance to take an advantage and lead the group. There are some great news for Senegal and this is the return of Sadio Mane. Liverpool’s winger will make his debut at the competition, leading his team against the tough Algerian team. It shall be a pretty good spectacle between two very capable teams.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for today for the Cup of Nations fixture between Senegal and Algeria on Thursday.