Half-time result: Algeria
Total Goals: Under 2.5
**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**
Algeria couldn’t prove their title winning prospects in the first game of the 2022 AFCON when they settled for the spoils against Sierra Leone in a less entertaining game that ended 0-0. Can the Desert Foxes get an important win in the second game and compete for the top spot in Group E? Read our comprehensive game preview and analysis for details.
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea: Our Best Picks and Analysis
Algeria should fight for a place in the playoffs but can they do it against Equatorial Guinea, a team that lost only once in their last five games? Before 1-0 defeat against Ivory Coast in this tournament, Equatorial Guinea had bagged 3W and 2D in five games. Here are our best picks and why we think the match will end as predicted above.
Half-time result: Algeria @ 9/10 (1.90)
Algeria is our pick to win this game. They have to prove doubters wrong or face ridicule in the face of a tournament that is increasingly shaping up. The dessert foxes have never played against Equatorial Guinea and hope they can inflict more damage on the former. Algerians have a point advantage coming to this game and it boils down to what they can do differently to remain in the race for a playoff spot.
Total goals: Under 2.5 @ 57/100 (1.57)
A tough duel is expected in this fixture. With both teams having scored no goal in the first match, we don’t expect a goal fest in this fixture. A defensive play style is expected, especially from the presumed underdogs, Equatorial Guinea. But looking at the last six games, one loss and three clean sheets proves that Equatorial Guinea will be a hard nut to crack for the Desert Foxes.
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea: Betting Odds and Team Stats
For more stats and the best betting odds for Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea, check out the tables below.
Game Preview: Algeria in Fight for AFCON Playoff Spot
The second game for Algeria comes with a lot of expectations. Losing the first game against a team like Sierra Leone was embarrassing but that is a game of football for you. The next question for Algerians as they prepare for the second game of the tournament is can they secure three points and go top of the table? Winning this game should propel Algeria to the top of Group E. However, staying there will depend on how Ivory Coast performs in their next game.
Equatorial Guinea is banking on a getting a positive result in this fixture or face the possibility of fighting for a third place against Sierra Leone in the last group E match. A 24-match unbeaten run is why we think this game is for the Desert Foxes to lose or they may very have to hand in the AFCON crown as soon as they lose their next game.
Algeria predicted lineup: M'Bolhi, Atal, Mandi, Bensebaini, Bedrane, Belkebla, Mahrez, Belaili, Brahimi, Feghouli and Slimani.
Equatorial Guinea predicted lineup: Sapunga, Meseguer, Orozco, Coco, Ndong, Salvador, Buyla, Machin, Ganet, Hanza and Nsue.
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2022 FAQs
What time will this game start?
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea will start at 22:00 GMT +3
When is this second Group E AFCON 2022 match taking place?
Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea is scheduled for Sunday 16-01-2022
Have these teams played against each previously?
This will be the first encounter between Algeria and Equatorial Guinea.