Algeria vs Senegal
Nelson Mandela Stadium
Algeria and Senegal will square off against each other in the final game of the 2023 African Nations Championship on Sunday. This matchup promises to be an exciting climax to the tournament. Algeria breezed through the competition posed by Niger in the previous round, while Senegal barely prevailed against the threat posed by Madagascar in their matchup for a spot in the final four.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Algeria - host nation hoping to take trophy home
At the Miloud Hadefi Stadium on Tuesday, Algeria had by far the best performance of any team in the CHAN to this point, routing the Dama Gazelle of Niger 5-0. Algeria's performance was the best by a large margin. The first goal scored by Ayoub Abdellaoui, a pair of goals scored by Aymen Mahious, and an own goal scored by Katakore Boureima put Madjid Bougherra's team in cruise control. Soufiane Bayazid's late strike put the last nail in the coffin. The Fennec Foxes have been on a roll recently, winning their last five games in a row by a total score of 9-0. They began the new year with a scoreless draw against Ghana, but since then they have gone on to win their last five games in a row. Algeria has kept a clean sheet in each of their last six matches coming up to this one on Saturday, so they will be confident in their ability to keep things tight at the back and secure another win.
Senegal - Senegal will be strong
When Senegal and Madagascar squared off against one another at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Tuesday evening, Senegal displayed tremendous tenacity to emerge victorious by a score of 1-0. After only four minutes, Pape Diallo was able to break the tie for the guys working for Pape Thiaw, and that was all that was needed to secure victory in the tense encounter that took place in Baraki. As a consequence of this, the Lions of Teranga have now triumphed in each of their most recent three matches, not allowing a single opponent to score against them during this winning streak. The next challenge that awaits them is one from an opponent team that has won each of the last seven times the two teams have competed against one another in any and all contests. Senegal will come into this weekend's matchup with a vengeful spirit after they lost the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final to Saturday's opponents, and they will be looking for an opportunity to exact their revenge.
Expert Betting Tips
We anticipate an open game with goals scored by both the home team and the visiting team given the abundance of attacking quality that will be on display. Having said all of that, Algeria is still our top pick to win the CHAN tournament and bring the trophy back to their country.