Senegal – Algeria preview and tips for the Copa Africa final

Copa Africa

The action in the Africa Cup of Nations ends today with the big final between Senegal and Algeria. Check the latest Copa Africa tips to consider today.

Senegal – Algeria

– The final is played in Cairo International Stadium, in Egypt.
– In case of a draw there will be extra time and penalty if needed.
– Algeria has 6 wins and 2 draws against Senegal in the previous Copa Africa competitions.
– When the odds are 2.90 the expected chance of winning is 34%, but Algeria actually wins 99% of their matches with these odds.


This is the second Africa Cup of Nations final for Senegal who lost the trophy in 2002.

After saving a penalty and missing one in the regular time, Senegal managed to score (own goal) in the semi-final versus Tunisia and reach the final.

Their record is 5-0-1 in the tournament having lost only from Algeria. Time for revenge, one could easily say. However, Senegal has to step up for the moment and improve in the attacking part of the pitch. Defensively they are very strong but the inspirational defender Kulibaly is suspended.


They reached the final in 1980 and won the trophy in 1990. Twenty nine years later they have the chance to make history again.

Excellent game to watch the semi final against Nigeria, which they beat by 2-1. Mahrez scored the winning goal on the 95th minute. Algeria was the team not happy with the draw and managed to get it in the last moments of the regular time avoiding the extra half hour.

They are on 5-1-0 run in the tournament having also qualified in penalties after that one draw (vs Ivory Coast).

The same starting 11 are expected in Cairo tonight.


I believe the game will ‘pass’ from the scoreline of 1-1 which could easily be interpreted as a BTTS (Goal/Goal) bet. However, I find more comfort with the 2-3 goals bet which is a bit higher than evens.

bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.05 with bet365
(Price correct at 19/07/2019, 11:15 CET)