Uganda vs Algeria prediction, odds & betting tips – 10/06/2024

Uganda vs Algeria prediction
Algeria's Rayan Ait Nouri vies with Guinea's Ibrahim Diakite – Photo by Icon Sport

Algeria top Group G of the African World Cup qualifiers after picking up six points from their opening three fixtures but suffered a narrow defeat in midweek and will be looking to bounce back on Monday.

Hosts Uganda also have six points on the board in Group G, as do Guinea and Mozambique, and only trail Monday's guests on goal difference. Algeria have won each of the two previous meetings between these two nations but will be without their captain and talisman Riyad Mahrez for the trip to the Mandela National Stadium.

Uganda vs Algeria prediction: Close and competitive 90 minutes expected

Key Stats

  • Algeria have won each of their two previous games against Uganda, 2-0 in 2022 and 1-2 in 2023.
  • Uganda have only failed to score in one of their last six matches and Algeria have scored at least two goals in three of their last five outings.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been produced in three of the hosts' last six fixtures.
  • Four of the visitors' last five games have witnessed at least three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies backing an away win

  • HOME: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • DRAW: 17/8 (3.13) – 32%
  • AWAY: 7/10 (1.70) – 58.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Only met twice before

Algeria have won both of their previous two encounters with Monday's hosts.

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification 18/06/23

Uganda

Uganda

1
Algeria

Algeria

2

Africa Cup of Nations Qualification 04/06/22

Algeria

Algeria

2
Uganda

Uganda

0

Uganda preview: Not many household names

Fahad Bayo of Czech side Vyskov provides the main goal threat in the Uganda side, making the 26-year-old someone the Algeria defence have to keep a close eye on.

Manager Paul Put will be looking to earn Uganda's first-ever win against Algeria on Monday and the fact that Riyad Mahrez isn't in the squad will only help the Belgian's chances.

Predicted lineup: Watenga (GK), Capradossi, Muleme, Lwaliwa, Bwomono, Semakula, Okello, Ssekiganda, Mukwala, Bayo & Mutyaba 

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 10/06/24

L

Algeria

Algeria

2

Uganda

Uganda

1

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 07/06/24

W

Botswana

Botswana

0

Uganda

Uganda

1

International Match 26/03/24

D

Ghana

Ghana

2

Uganda

Uganda

2

International Match 22/03/24

L

Comoros

Comoros

4

Uganda

Uganda

0

International Match 19/01/24

W

Kuwait

Kuwait

0

Uganda

Uganda

2

Algeria preview: No home-based players

Yacine Brahimi will captain Algeria in the absence of Riyad Mahrez. The Al-Gharafa forward has scored 16 goals for his country in 70 caps but the biggest goal threat in the visitors' squad is Baghdad Bounedjah, who also plays in Qatar but for Al-Sadd, who has scored 30 goals in 71 games for Algeria.

The only Premier League representation in this game is Wolves' full-back Rayan Aït-Nouri who is yet to score his first international goal.

Predicted lineup: Mandréa (GK), Mandi, Atal, Aït-Nouri, Tougaï, Benzia, Bentaleb, Zerrouki, Brahimi, Benrahma & Gouiri

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 10/06/24

W

Uganda

Uganda

1

Algeria

Algeria

2

Africa - World Cup Qualifying 06/06/24

L

Guinea

Guinea

2

Algeria

Algeria

1

International Match 26/03/24

D

South Africa

South Africa

3

Algeria

Algeria

3

International Match 22/03/24

W

Bolivia

Bolivia

2

Algeria

Algeria

3

Africa Cup of Nations 23/01/24

L

Mauritania

Mauritania

1

Algeria

Algeria

0

Player to watch – Yassine Benzia

Yassine Benzia might be a name that some football fans know as he started his career in Ligue 1 with Lyon before moving to Lille and then Dijon but now plies his trade in Azerbaijan with Qarabag.

Yassine Benzia player to watch
Algeria's Yassine Benzia vies with Guinea's Serhou Guirassy – Photo by Icon Sport

Despite representing France at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 level, scoring 26 goals in 43 games, the then Lille striker opted to play for Algeria in 2016.

Benzia, 29, has played eight times for the Africans and has scored six goals, making him a very potent forward when called upon and we're backing the Qarabag man to shine on Monday.

Has a great record at international level

The Algerian striker has played 46 times across all competitions for Qarabag this season, scoring 13 goals, but will he be the hero for his country against Uganda?


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