The Africa Cup of Nations Winner to be crowned on FridayPublished July 19, 2019 by Florin P
Cairo International Stadium turns into a raging volcano on Friday evening as Algeria and Senegal play for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy.
African football nations have celebrated an entire month of top-tier entertainment, which will culminate with the Friday final. Only two teams are still in the race for the most coveted trophy on the black continent and Algeria and Senegal are still standing. The Africa Cup of Nations final is scheduled to take place at 8 PM UK time at the Cairo International Stadium. Fans of both teams are expected to be in the stands, but the Algerian national team will have a significantly larger crowd of supporters.
Senegal’s Defensive is the Best at the Africa Cup of Nations
Senegal is known for being an offensive team, with plenty of quality up from, but at the Africa Cup of Nations, they have relied heavily on their backline. They have conceded a single goal at this tournament, in the narrow margin defeat against Algeria in the group stage. Except for that mishap, they were able to keep a clean sheet in the last seven matches, including a friendly game against Nigeria.
In the Africa Cup of Nations final, both teams get identical odds of 17/10 at bet365 Sports, which highlight the extraordinary balance between the two squads. A double chance wager on Senegal would pay at 9/20 and punters get identical odds on Under 2.5 goals to be scored. Given their performance throughout the tournament, it is not an unlikely outcome and it should be considered. A draw at halftime is also a worthy alternative, as both teams will start the match prudently, trying not to concede early.
Algeria is Undefeated at the Africa Cup of Nations
The only team not to lose a single match at the prominent African tournament, Algeria has lost the last match back in October 2018. They were just minutes away from winning all the matches at the Africa Cup of Nations but were denied the opportunity by the Ivory Coast. They showed extreme resilience and the ability to claw their way back in the match, with an impressive performance in overtime. Just like Senegal, Algeria is a strong defensive team, having allowed only two goals in Egypt.
The stakes are as high as they get and the top priority for both teams is not to concede a goal. This explains why punters only get odds of 2/1 on the match to end undecided at 888 Sport. Overall, Algeria has the advantage in the head to head matches, with four victories and two defeats, including the 1-0 victory in the group stage. They will also have more fans cheering for them, given the proximity of Algeria Egypt, so punters should consider a bet on them to lift the trophy at odds of 9/10.