Matchday two of the Africa Cup of Nations sees Algeria and Equatorial Guinea lock horns and this Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea prediction post aims at offering some insight on what to expect from the contest.
Our Top Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea prediction
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The Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea have been released and a victory for Algeria looks to be the pick of the lot. Algeria have some ground to make up following those dropped points in their opening fixture last time out and we expect them to get the job done this time around in relatively comfortable fashion.
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea – Match Preview
With both teams in search of a first victory at this year’s AFCON, Algeria prepare for the challenge of Equatorial Guinea at the Japoma Stadium.
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea – Team Previews
Algeria were held to a goalless stalemate by a highly spirited Sierra Leone side when the teams clashed on Tuesday.
Djamel Belmadi’s men had the lion’s share of the ball possession as well as territorial advantage but failed to find the breakthrough in Douala.
The Desert Foxes are second in Group E , two points behind current leaders Ivory Coast after the first round of matches.
Off the back of a far from ideal start to their title defense, the north Africans set out to get their campaign back on track with a victory this weekend.
Belmadi might contemplate making some changes in attack for this one following a wasteful display in front of goal last time out.
Said Benrahma and Baghdad Bounedjah are amongst those pushing for a start this time around having been limited to second-half cameos last time out.
Predicted lineup; Rais M’Bolhi; Rami Bensebaini, Youcef Atal, Aissa Mandi, Abdelkader Bedrane; Haris Belkabla, Yacine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli; Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, Said Benrahma
Despite giving a good account of themselves on the day, Equatorial Guinea suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ivory Coast in their curtain-raiser on Wednesday.
Juan Micha's men fell behind to Max Gradel’s fifth-minute wondergoal and were unable to restored parity in the 85 minutes that ensued.
That was the Nzalang Nacional’s first loss in six competitive outings since they were beaten 3-0 by Tunisia back in September.
First-choice goalkeeper Manuel Sapunga picked up a knock versus Ivory Coast but should be fine to line up in goal.
Twenty-year-old Dorian Hanza made his first appearance at a major tournament for Equatorial Guinea last time out, becoming one of the youngest players in the nation’s history to achieve the feat
Predicted lineup; Manuel Sapunga; Basilio Ndong, Saul Coco, Carlos Akapo, Esteban Obiang; Iban Salvador, Pablo Ganet, Jannick Buyla, Jose Machin; Emilio Nsue, Dorian Hanza
Down below are the Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea odds for all possible match outcomes at full time:
*Odds from Betwinner, correct as at the time of publishing
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea Head to head stats
Matches Played: 0
Algeria Won: 0
Equatorial Guinea: 0
This weekend’s meeting is the first between the sides in history.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago