Algeria VS Niger Prediction and Betting Tips

Posted Fri, 08 Oct 2021 09:15:06 GMT        

FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Algeria VS Niger

Kick off:  08-10-2021 20:00 Friday(GMT+1)

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Algeria and Niger will meet for a place in the 2022 World Cup when they go head to head at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker on Friday. The visitors were held to a somewhat disappointing draw against Burkina Faso in their last outing, while the visitors picked up a morale-boosting victory over Djibouti.

 

Algeria form (all competitions): WWWWWD

Algeria kicked off their hunt for a place in Qatar in grand style as they steamrolled Djibouti 8-0 at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker on September 2. In a pulsating and one-sided affair, former Leicester City man Islam Slimani put on a headline-grabbing performance as he hit four goals, while Ramy Bensebaini, Baghdad Bounedjah, Riyad Mahrez and Ramiz Zerrouki also got on the scoresheet to cap off a sensational team performance. However, Algeria failed to carry on the momentum into their subsequent outings as they were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Burkina Faso side at the Stade de Marrakech five days later. Galatasaray forward Sofiane Feghouli scored in the 18th minute to hand El Khadra a one-goal lead heading into half time but Abdoul Tapsoba restored parity four minutes after the hour mark to deny them a sixth consecutive victory. Djamel Belmadi's men head into Friday's game unbeaten in each of their last 14 games across all competitions, picking up 10 wins and four draws since a 3-0 loss to Morocco in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers back in 2019.

 

Niger form (all competitions): LLLWLW

Meanwhile, Niger picked up their first win of the World Cup qualifiers last time out when they comfortably edged out Djibouti 4-2 on September 6. Djibouti took a one-goal lead into the interval courtesy of Anas Farah Ali's 32nd-minute opener, but Warsama Hassan could only half the deficit in the 91st minute as the visitors upped the ante in the second half and turned the game around when Victorien Adebayor netted a brace before Amadou Wonkoye and Amadou Sabo added to the scoreline in a four-minute spell. This followed an opening-day 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burkina Faso when Lassina Traore and Mohamed Konate netted second-half goals to end Les Etalons' run of two consecutive losses. With just one point separating them and Algeria in Group A, Jean Michel Cavalli will feel the need to push his side for maximum points on Friday as they could leapfrog their hosts and boost their qualification chances by moving into first place. However, going up against the current African champions could be a tough ask for the Menas, who have managed just two wins in their last 12 encounters across all competitions, suffering defeat in seven outings in that time.

 

Betting Verdict:

After suffering a slip-up against Burkina Faso last time out, Algeria will be seeking to get their quailed campaign back on track. They take on a significantly less superior Niger side, who are 89 places below them in the FIFA World Rankings, and considering the gulf in class and quality between the two sides, we anticipate they will come away with all three points unscathed.

 

Algeria VS Niger

Pick: Algeria 

 

Algeria VS Niger Prediction and Betting Tips