Algeria confirmed their place in the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating Niger in March 2023. Can this Algeria AFCON team go on to win the tournament in Ivory Coast?
Algeria – AFCON Team Details
After qualifying early for the main event in Ivory Coast by defeating Niger in a two-leg tie, the Fennec Foxes, as the Algerian male team is affectionately known, embark on a quest with their eyes set on the ultimate prize. The coach of the Algerian National men’s team, Djamel Belmadi, with the support of the Federation of Algerian Football (FAF), has started adjusting the team’s list in preparation for the biggest sporting event in Africa.
During this period, Coach Belmadi’s main task is to hold intensive training sessions and friendly games to create unity and familiarity among players because the national team has added new faces over the last 12 months.
The Algerian national team’s preparation program for the upcoming AFCON will include at least three friendly games, including an anticipated matchup against the first runner-up of the last edition, Egypt, and the FIFA World Cup games against Somalia and Mozambique.
Algeria AFCON Betting Odds
As stated earlier, Algeria has secured a place in the 34th edition of the AFCON in Ivory Coast. They will be joined by neighbours Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, West African powerhouses Nigeria, Senegal, and Ghana, and first-timers, the Central African Republic.
The 1990 and 2019 champions will strive to make it a third success in the continental competition. While lifting the trophy might be a challenging task, the Fennecs possess the skills and teamwork to claim victory as an underdog.
Algeria AFCON 2024 Squad
Although Coach Belmadi and the FAF have not released the official Algeria AFCON 2024 squad, the squad for their recent victory against Senegal offers a glimpse into the AFCON team. This was the call-up squad for the friendly game against Senegal.
Algeria AFCON 2024 Predictions
By examining past results and current forms, we have thoroughly analysed the Algerian team. Here are some picks you should check out:
Outright Tournament Winner
With talents such as Riyad Mahrez, Said Benrahma, Sofiane Feghouli, and Houssem Aouar, who recently switched allegiance from France, punters should not underestimate this Algerian team. The odds for the two-time champions to win outright will be high across several online betting sites in Ghana since it is a risky choice.
During Algeria’s journey to victory in 2019, they faced formidable opponents like Senegal and Nigeria. The North African side won all three group matches against Kenya, Senegal, and Tanzania.
They easily defeated Guinea in the quarterfinal and overcame this edition’s host, Ivory Coast, in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals.
An incredible injury-time free-kick from Riyad Mahrez secured victory against Nigeria in the semi-final. The Algeria AFCON team’s surprising success means that predicting them to win games could yield a great return on your stake.
Most experienced punters choose Under goals since most AFCON teams average 1-3 goals per game. When placing bets on Over/Under goals for Algeria AFCON matches, you should consider the strength of their opposition.
Where Can I Watch Matches of Algeria in Ghana?
Leading online betting sites in Ghana, like 1xbet and Betway, offer a live streaming feature which allows you to watch Algeria AFCON games.
History of Algeria Team in AFCON
As mentioned earlier, Algeria has won the prestigious tournament twice, when they hosted it in 1990 and 2019 in their neighbouring country, Egypt. The Fennecs were runners-up in 1980 and third in 1984 and 1988.
Algeria AFCON 2024 Teams FAQs
Algeria vs Ghana – Team Comparison
In recent times, Algeria has produced top-quality players who have made a significant impact on their clubs and the national team. Players like Riyad Mahrez and Yacine Brahimi have become household names in the football world, showcasing their talents in the English Premier League and La Liga.
Algerian talents have also made their mark in the Ghana Premier League, contributing to the growth and rivalry between the two countries in football. As the two nations compete in AFCON 2024, fans in Ghana will be keen on following the progress of their North African counterparts, hoping for a possible showdown between their teams.
Both sides boast talented players and a rich football history, making for an interesting and competitive tournament.