Algeria failed to make it to the forthcoming World Cup, losing on aggregate in extra time to Cameroon. However, Djamel Belmadi’s side have won their last six games and look confident enough on all fronts. The other day, the Greens beat the Guineans 1-0 thanks to a goal from veteran Islam Slimani.
Nigeria themselves lost the right to play in the World Cup to Ghana, losing 0-0 and 1-1 on aggregate. After being relegated from the World Cup, José Peseiro’s men kept their heads up and won three times in their past four matches. The last time the Super Eagles beat their Ghanaian rivals (2-1) was in the African Nations Championship.
The encounter between old acquaintances will be devoid of any rivalry overtones, as neither are travelling to the World Cup and are preparing to play on the domestic scene. Algeria have not lost to Nigeria at home for a long time and there is speculation that this trend will continue. In terms of squad and experience, the Greens have the advantage, and we suggest playing a bet on their success.
The visitors are unlikely to win. The prediction is an Asian handicap (0) on Algeria. The odds for this outcome at PariPesa are 1.60
Both teams are renowned for their attacking actions and often score quite a lot in their duels. Both teams have experienced players in the attacking line-up, and the status of the match is unlikely to allow the players to sit on their own half of the pitch. The encounter is likely to be played openly, and we will take advantage of that.
Our second bet is a total of more than two goals. This bet can be placed for 1.62