Sports Innovation previews the AFCON match between Algeria and Equatorial Guinea and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Algeria hope to kick-start their Africa Cup of Nations title defense by claiming a first victory in Sunday’s showdown with Equatorial Guinea.
The 2019 AFCON champions drew 0-0 with Sierra Leone in Japoma in their first match. It left them in second place in Group E, one point above Equatorial Guinea – who lost 1-0 to leaders Ivory Coast in their group opener.
Stats and facts for Algeria and Equatorial Guinea in Africa Cup of Nations.
- Algeria unbeaten the last 16 matches in a row;
- Algeria unbeaten the last 10 matches in a row at home;
- Algeria has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
- Algeria scored in the last 29 of 31 matches.
- Equatorial Guinea conceded the last 12 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Equatorial Guinea’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Equatorial Guinea scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Equatorial Guinea’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea
The Desert Warriors opened with a point
Algeria will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, they defeated Tunisia 2-0 in the Arab Cup final before overcoming Ghana 3-0 in a friendly. Their winning run ended last time out, however, when Sierra Leone held them to a 0-0 draw in their AFCON opener.
The National Thunder left emptyhanded
It is difficult to point a finger at recent results for Equatorial Guinea, as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches, they first defeated Tunisia 1-0 and drew 1-1 with Mauritania in Africa World Cup qualifiers. However, they lost 1-0 to Ivory Coast in their AFCON opener.
How do the bookies view it?
Algeria head into their second match of AFCON billed as the strong favorites to take home the spoils of victory. The Dessert Warriors are priced at 1.33 with Bet365 to claim all 3 points. A draw pays out at 5.00 with Betfair, which has also priced an Equatorial Guinea win at 14.00.
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea — fixture history
This is the first time Algeria will come up against Equatorial Guinea.
Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations
Man of the Moment
It is the beginning of a new Africa Cup of Nations campaign, and both Algeria and Equatorial Guinea will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team across recent games.