Algeria vs Guinea, Sunday’s match for the Africa Cup of Nations, 1/8 final stage, at 30 June Stadium, Cairo Governorate, Egypt.
Algerians come from a 3-0 win over Tanzania in the last Group C match, the men led by Djamel Belmadi won all three AFCON games, scoring six goals and conceding none.
The Algerian national team is in good shape, not losing any game for all competitions, since November 2018, precisely nine matches. Riyad Mahrez, Baghdad Bounedjah and Sofiane Feghouli have also been in good shape and will certainly return to the team as they were on the bench in the last match.
The Algerian team were one of three teams that managed to make the first stage unbeaten. Although these results have given some morale to the squad, it is now another phase of the competition and is eliminatory in nature, so it is essential for players to maintain discernment.
Guinea managed to reach this stage as one of the best teams ranked third in each group, having been behind Madagascar and Nigeria in Group B. The 2-0 win over Burundi in the last round gave them the right to participate in the CAN round of 16.
Guineans guided by Paul Put had a difficult task, the Guinean team was very close to elimination until the previous round, in the last game against Burundi they had to win. With this victory, they finished a series of seven games without winning (four draws and three defeats).
In this game, the team also took advantage very well of ball possession and had many shots on goal. The winner of this match will face in the quarter-finals, the winner of the game between Mali and Ivory Coast. Guiné will not have the influential midfielder in the team Naby Keita, who has been struggling due to injury throughout the competition.
There is a significant technical difference between teams. This makes my prognosis in Algeria’s victory the best betting option.