Senegal will face Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Friday at the Cairo International Stadium. Algeria have being the best team in the nations cup and are yet to face defeat, with 12 goals in all matches. They have had to fight there way through to the final after a late 2-1 win against Nigeria in the semi final, with a brilliant free-kick from Riyad Mahrez.
The Desert Warriors face Senegal who needed extra time before seeing off Tunisia 1-0 in their semi-final clash. The Lions of Teranga rode their luck a few times in the contest before Dylan Bronn’s unfortunate own goal sealed the win for the West Africans. Sadio Mane has three goals for Senegal in Egypt, although the striker has failed to score in his last two matches.
The Algerians have won four of their last eight games against Senegal with two games ending in a draw. The Algerian team are the favourites to lift the trophy, but Senegal who have only managed to get to the final once in this competition and never won the cup, may take this chance with the help of Sadio Mane, Kelta and M’Baye Niang.
Our Betting Tips
It could come down to who plays the best on the day between Mahrez and Mane, but with odds of 9/5 to win and given their impressive showing in Egypt, Senegal is our tip for outright winners. The golden boot seems less likely to go to one of the footie stars in the final with Mane and Mahrez both needing at least 2 goals to catch up with Odion Ighalo from Nigeria.
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