Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe Senegal clinched top position in Group B at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The Lions of Teranga have been producing scintillating displays at the showpiece tournament in Gabon and Liverpool ace Sadio Mane has already netted two goals in the group stages. Considering that Senegal have already cemented top position in Group B, we predict that coach Aliou Cisse is going to mix the squad against Algeria. Georges Leekens’ troops have been playing below expectations at the tournament in Gabon. Following a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe in their opener, the star-studded team suffered a 2-1 loss to Tunisia in their second group game and they need to pick up all three points from Monday’s football match against Senegal if they are to keep their hopes of making it to the knockout stages alive. Algeria want this win more and that is the main reason we are tempted to put our money on Riyad Mahrez and Co.
Highlighted Player (Stephane Badji):
Stephane Badji was born on 29 May, 1990 in Ziguinchor, Senegal and he began his youth career at Ecole de football Mamadou Faye. The 180-cm-tall midfielder moved to Norway in 2012 and he played for Sogndal in the 2012/2013 Tippeligaen campaign. On 1 March he joined fellow Norwegian club Brann and it has to be noted that he made 49 league appearances with the club from 2013 to 2015. After spending the first half of the 2015/2016 season at Istanbul Basaksehir, he signed a contract with Anderlecht in 2016 and he has been playing for the Belgian outfit ever since. Badji has seven caps for Senegal U23 team and he made his debut for the first team on 29 February, 2012, coming as a substitute 20 minutes before the final whistle. The Anderlecht footballer is capable of playing as both central and a right midfielder. His contract with Anderlecht expires on 1 February, 2016. The player’s agents are Mondial Promotion.
Highlighted Team (Algeria):
The Algeria national football team was established in 1962 as they were not allowed to play international games under French Rule. El Khadra (the Greens) or the Desert Warriors participated at the World Cup finals four times and they recorded their best result at the major tournament in 2014 (Brazil), making it to the last 16. The Algerians were producing outstanding displays under Vahid Halilhodzic, but despite making life difficult for star-studded Germany in the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament, the African team eventually failed to book their place in the World Cup quarter-finals. Algeria play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while the colour of the team’s away kit is green. The Desert Warriors impressed at the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, with the team defeating Nigeria in the final of the tournament. It has to be noted, though, that Algeria hosted the tournament. The Algerians have been playing their home matches at Stade Mustapha Tchaker since 2006 and Stade 5 Juillet 1962 was regarded as the team’s home stadium before 2006.