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  • January 23, 2022

Algeria vs Sierra Leone Predictions and Betting Tips

Algeria commence their AFCON title defense this Tuesday as they take on Sierra Leone in their Group E encounter on Tuesday. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.

The Desert Foxes lead the way in terms of wins against their opponents after five meetings with two wins compared to Sierra Leone's solitary victory.

Defending champions eyeing first victory in the competition

The Desert Foxes were too good for their opposition in the 2019 AFCON edition, winning the AFCON title by beating Senegal in the final, all whilst conceding two goals in the whole competition. They have been unstoppable since that time and most recently won the FIFA Arab Cup, stretching their unbeaten run to 25 games. Mahrez and Co. would be keen on getting off the mark as early as possible and with Sierra Leone being one of the weaker teams in the competition, the ball is certainly in their court this Tuesday.

Sierra Leone make it to their first AFCON tournament since 1996 having finished in second place in their qualifying group. They haven't had any joy either in the two AFCON finals they've made it to with the team exiting in the group stage on both occasions. Now pitted in the same group with the defending champions as well as two-time champs Ivory Coast, they have a humongous task ahead of them if they're to somehow secure a place in the knockouts.

Algeria vs Nigeria Team News

Algeria possible starting XI:

M'bolhi; Bensebaini, Benlmari, Mandi, Atal; Zerrouki, Bennacer, Feghouli; Mahrez, Bounedjah, Slimani

Sierra Leone possible starting XI:

Kamara; Kakay, Bangura, Caulker, Wright, Mansaray; Kamara, Kamara, Kallon; Kamara, Kamara

Algeria vs Sierra Leone Prediction: 3-0

There's a huge gulf in quality between both sides and as such, we predict a resounding victory for the defending champions as they kick off their title defense in style.