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Algeria vs Gambia international friendly is a precursor to the AFCON tournament that kicks off a week later after this match. Find out how we are tipping these teams to fare against each other in this important match.
Our Top Free Predictions for Algeria vs the Gambia
While Algeria has not in the last 39 games, Gambia has failed to find the net in the last two games. Both teams will participate in the AFCON, which makes this match an important encounter as both sides prepare for the big tournament. Our best three picks, as well as analysis for this fixture, are as follows:
Algeria favourites to win
Algeria is our favourite team to win this match. We are tipping them to bag all points against the Gambia on the first day of 2022 in this international friendly. The Desert Foxes who are also the title holders are among the favourites to lift the AFCON trophy in 2021 and we think they will make a statement with an emphatic victory in this game.
Despite taking part in the 2022 AFCON tournament, Gambia has faced offensive challenges in recent matches. And given the strong defensive prowess of Algeria, we don't think the Gambia will have a scoring chance in this fixture. While Algeria scored nine goals in the last five games, Gambia only managed to score four goals in as many matches. The visitors haven't scored in back to back games now.
Our third tip backs a low scoreline. We don’t always see a lot of goals scored in African games because most teams are set up to defend. And while Algeria has kept two clean sheets in the last five matches, Gambia has only one and three losses within the same duration. We expect fewer than three goals in this match.
Match Preview: Algeria Locks with the Gambia in Pre-AFCON Friendly
Algeria and met four times previously. The Desert Foxes bagged 2W and 2D in those encounters. Read our team previews below for more details.
Algeria is the current holder of the AFCON Trophy. They hope to retain in when the tournament kicks off in less than ten days after this fixture. The fact that they have never lost a match should, therefore, be a source of motivation before the big game. Notably, the Desert Foxes will be without Fares who is sidelined with a calf injury and Darfalou who is also doubtful due to injury. Getting the third win in five meetings should be the main objective for Algeria in this fixture.
The Gambia plays its fifth match against Algeria in all competitions. However, the lack of victory against the Desert Foxes should worry the Gambia, especially after back to back losses before this match. Kante is the only Gambian player expected to miss this fixture as he continues to battle a hamstring injury.
Algeria vs Gambia: Team Stats and Betting Odds
Algeria last five-WWDDL, Gambia last five-LLWWL
H2H in the last four meetings
Algeria-2W and 2D, Gambia-2D and 2L
FAQs-Algeria vs the Gambia
When is this game taking place?
Algeria vs the Gambia is scheduled for 1st January 2021.
What time will the game start?
14:00 GMT +3
How have these teams performed in the last five matches?
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