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Date: 16th November 2023
Kick-Off: 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Nelson Mandela
4-0 to Algeria
Over 3.5 Goals
Over 9.5 Corners
Algeria face Somalia for the first time in the history and they start the CAF World Cup qualifiers as the top favourite from group G.
Algeria vs Somalia – Best Free Predictions and Betting Tips
Algeria are hoping to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 2014. After failures to reach the 2018 and 2022 editions, the team will be looking to avoid a mishap this time around.
Correct Score Prediction: 4-0 to Algeria
Algeria are big favourites to win the group and they take on minnows Somalia who have suffered eight consecutive defeats in all competitions. The last victory for Somalia was in 2019 against a similar team like Burundi. Algeria are big favourites with the team unbeaten in the last eight matches. Even though there have been a string of draws for Algeria in recent times, they should have overwhelming strength compared to Somalia.
Total Goals Prediction: Total goals over 3.5
Somalia has suffered plenty of being defeats in recent CAF qualifying encounters. Even when they have come up against weaker opposition in away matches, Somalia tend to lose big. The last away match for the team ended in a 3-0 loss against Niger. The Algeria outfit might have scored over 1.5 goals only once in the last five matches, but they are extremely strong in almost every area of the pitch compared to Somalia. The likes of Slimani have been among the goals of late.
Total Corners Prediction: Over 9.5 corners
Algeria managed six corners in the recent draw with Egypt. They are expected to have significantly better than the five shots on target – that they managed against Egypt – in the upcoming game against Somalia. After having seen Somalia concede over 2.5 goals in plenty of the recent matches, they are expected to be stuck in their own half for most of the match.
Algeria vs Somalia: World Cup Qualification CAF Match Preview
Algeria are heading into the game with no losses in the last eight matches. This is a spectacular run of form by the team whose last defeat in 90 minutes of action was on November 2022. Algeria will be a big threat for most of the other teams in the CAF World Cup qualifiers as the favourite in the group G. Coach Djamel Belmadi comes into the game missing Mohamed Amoura because of a shoulder injury.
Somalia have never been able to reach the finals of a major tournament and they are unlikely to be in contention for the World Cup finals. Coach Rachid Lousteque will be aware that his team is largely playing for pride after a string of away defeats in the qualifiers. There are no injury issues for Somalia.
FAQs on Algeria vs Somalia game
Where is the match scheduled?
The match will take place at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium.
When does this match start?
The match will begin at 16:00 GMT on November 16, 2023.
Which team is the favourite to win?
Algeria are the favourite to win the match.