Algeria and Tunisia are in Group B of the African Nations Cup clash. Both countries actually need a victory. Who is the strongest in this North African Huddle?
Algeria was ahead labeled as one of the tournament favorites, but here appeared in the first game of very little. Algerians played a moderate party, against the small Zimbabwe. Mahrez made in the opening stages of the 1-0, despite the team at halftime with 1-2 standing behind. They had no answer to enthusiastically playing Zimbabweans who clearly knew to surprise the green-whites. By another hit of Mahrez was a letdown North Africans eventually saved.
Since Senegal in this pool have won his first game (against Tunisia) Algeria should immediately in pursuit. Mahrez grabbed his two goals so directly the leading position in the high score list, but the player of Leicester City announced here to pick out little satisfaction. “I do not set individual goals this tournament, we should do it as a team.” The role of Algeria as a favorite, he slowed down. “The teams in Africa are hard to play, there are often no favorites.” Striker Soudani is bruised and Thursday will probably not be on the kickoff. Hanni is a possible replacement.
Probable lineup Algeria
M’Bohli – Meftah, Mandi, Bensebaini, Ghoulam – Abeid, Bentaleb – Brahimi Hanni, Mahrez – Slimani
Tunisia: Missed opportunities
Where the lack of clear chances strikes most teams at this African Nations Cup because Tunisia did in his first game just create a lot of opportunities. At the higher scale Senegal started the red-whites strong in the competition and established sole purpose danger. The disappointment was therefore great when properly Senegal managed to get up 0-1. The disappointment was even greater when it was still doubled the margin before halftime. Goalkeeper Mathlouthi looked not too strong of a header from a corner: 0-2.
In the rest of the game remained chances are the team of coach Kasperczak, but was not scored by Les Aigles de Carthage. By the draw in the other match between Algeria and Tunisia Zimbabwe is not too favorable, and a victory for the Algerians actually required. The Tunisians do not despair. If the attack is just as good as in the previous match is falling a matter of time before goals.
Probable lineup Tunisia
Mathlouthi – Nagguez, Ben Youssef, Abdennour, Maaloul – Azouni, Sassi, Lahmar – Sliti, Akaichi, Msakni