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Two of Africa's best national soccer teams, Algeria and Ghana will lock horns in a friendly fixture, only five days to the start of the AFCON tournament. This fixture should prepare both sides for the big event. Find out how we have tipped these teams to fare against each other on the fifth day of January 2022.
Free Predictions for Algeria vs Ghana Friendly Fixture
Algeria is the AFCON titleholder and hopes they can retain the title at the end of the tournament that kicks off in five days. But can they stand the heat against Ghana in this pre-AFCON fixture? Our analysis for the best free picks for this game is as follows:
Half-time draw –Odds not yet available
This is a friendly fixture, only a few days to AFCON kick-off so we don’t expect a lot of commitment from players. The fixture is purposely for match fitness, a precursor to a tournament that will last for one month. The last encounter ended 1-0 in favour of Ghana. In that fixture, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan scored the winner at the 90th minute. Both are top teams so we don’t expect an easy game for either side on match day.
Under 2.5-Odds not yet available
We don’t expect to see a lot of goals in this fixture. The last meeting had only one goal. Notably, one of Ghana’s last eight games had more than two goals. The Black Stars have one of the best defences in Africa. On the flipside, Algeria is a highly defensive outfit, which is why we don’t expect a lot of goals in this encounter.
Goals on one end-Odd not yet available
Like we indicated earlier, with only five days left to AFCON kickoff after this game, we don't expect a lot of commitment from players in this game. Only one goal was scored in the previous meeting. We could see a nil-nil outcome in this game or only a goal or two at end of the pitch.
Algeria vs Ghana Friendly Fixture Preview: Will the Black Stars Defeat the Desert Foxes Yet Again?
Algeria or Desert Foxes as they are popular known lost to Ghana’s Black Stars. It was a tough duel in which Ghana was lucky to earn a late banger in the 90th minute through Asamoah Gyan. That fixture took place in the same month of January in 2015 and the AFCON. Both teams were in the same group, which Ghana and Algeria topped with six points. Based on those stats, this is expected to be another tough duel, bringing together two of Africa's finest soccer teams, only five days before another AFCON tournament starts. This time, Algeria will be without Fares who is sidelined with a calf injury. Darfalou is also injured. On the other hand, Ghana will miss the services of Kudus due to a broken rib.
Team Stats and the Best Odds
See below for the latest team stats.
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FAQs about Algeria vs Ghana Friendly Fixture
When is this game taking place?
The match is scheduled for 5th January 2022.
What time will the game start?
14:00 GMT +3
How did these teams fare in the last five games?
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