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Algeria vs Cameroon betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds

Algeria vs Cameroon betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds
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Ekambi, Karl Toko
Slimani, Islam
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Ngadeu, Michael
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Tolo, Nouhou
Touba, Ahmed
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Onana, Andre
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Tawamba, Leandre
Onana, Jean
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Ondua, Gael
Ganago, Ignatius Kpene
Belaili, Youcef
Ghezzal, Rachid
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Oum Gouet, Samuel
Aboubakar, Vincent
Atal, Youcef
Touba, Ahmed
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Oyongo, Ambroise
Kunde, Pierre
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Oum Gouet, Samuel
Zerrouki, Ramiz
Bendebka, Sofiane
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Choupo-Moting, Eric Maxim
Tolo, Nouhou
Zerrouki, Ramiz
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Choupo-Moting, Eric Maxim

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First leg score: Cameroon 0-1 Algeria.

Algeria have never lost a two-legged play-off when winning the first leg away. Their last meeting in Algeria resulted in a 1-1 draw back in 2016.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/11.

Draw and both teams to score is 9/2.

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Algeria vs Cameroon betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds

Cameroon’s Karl Toko Ekambi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying football match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast at Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on November 16, 2021. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

Having lost the first leg at home, Cameroon have serious work to do as these two African giants reconvene in Blida.

On Friday evening in Douala, it was Algeria who went closest earlier on with Islam Slimani’s shot stinging André Onana’s fingertips.

But, just before half time, the visitors did lead when Youcef Belaïli’s free-kick found Slimani and, this time, his header proved too hot to handle.

Karl Toko Ekambi did go close to an equaliser a couple of times, but there was to be just one goal as Algeria travelled home with the advantage.

Will the North African nation make that lead count in this second leg?

Algeria looked like Africa’s strongest team not so long ago, lifting the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 and FIFA Arab Cup just last December.

However astonishingly, the Dessert Foxes crashed out of January’s AFCON in the group stages, losing to Equatorial Guinea and then Côte d’Ivoire.

Despite this, Djamel Belmadi held onto his positition as Head Coach, but is under serious pressure to lead Algeria to their fifth World Cup.

Cameroon meanwhile have it all to do after losing a competitive home game for the first time since 4 February 1973 on Friday.

Les Lions Indomitables have appeared at seven World Cups, an African record, but now look set to miss back-to-back editions for the first time since 1978.

Head Coach Rigobert Song won 137 caps as a player but, having lost his first match as manager, needs to oversee a famous comeback here.

Will Algeria’s admittedly slender first leg lead prove insurmountable at Mustapha Tchaker Stadium?

Algeria team news

Algeria lift the AFCON trophy in 2019

CAIRO, EGYPT – JULY 19: Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez lifts the trophy as his team celebrate winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final between Senegal and Algeria at at the Cairo International Stadium on July 19, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Djamel Belmadi played a pretty defensive 5-4-1 in the first leg but, now with a 1-0 lead, isn’t likely to change that.

With Saïd Benrahma and Baghdad Bounedjah not in the squad, first leg scorer Islam Slimani will continue to lead the line.

Further back, Ismaël Bennacer and Ramiz Zerrouki will continue to be a solid midfield duo.

Riyāḍ Maḥrez will, as always, remain their main danger man having scored 26 international goals, including five in qualifying cycle so far.

Raïs M’Bolhi will win his 89th cap in goal, chasing down Lakhdar Belloumi’s national-record of 100.

Cameroon team news

Algeria vs Cameroon betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds

Vincent Aboubakar celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 round of 16 football match between Cameroon and Comoros at Stade d’Olembe in Yaounde on January 24, 2022. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Cameroon went bold in the first leg, playing all three of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar up front.

Well, needing to score, this approach will surely continue here.

Aboubakar’s tally of eight goals at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was the most scored at a single edition since Ndaye Mulamba’s nine in 1974.

In midfield, Olivier Ntcham will be hoping for his senior international debut having not featured in the first leg.

Key man André-Frank Zambo Anguissa missed that first leg through injury and is a doubt for this one too; a huge blow.

Seattle Sounders left-back Nouhou continues to impress though and could make a big move away from MLS in the not too distant future.

Algeria vs Cameroon form
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Iran vs Algeria - 1:2
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Algeria vs DR Congo - 3:0
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Tanzania vs Algeria - 0:2
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Algeria vs Niger - 1:0
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Algeria vs Uganda - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Burundi vs Cameroon - 0:1
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Algeria vs Cameroon - 1:2
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Cameroon vs Algeria - 0:1
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Burkina Faso vs Cameroon - 3:3
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Cameroon vs Egypt - 0:0
Last 5 games for Algeria
June 12, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Iran 1  - 2 Algeria
June 9, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Algeria 3  - 0 DR Congo
June 8, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Tanzania 0  - 2 Algeria
June 6, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Algeria 1  - 0 Niger
June 4, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Algeria 2  - 0 Uganda
Last 5 games for Cameroon
June 9, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Burundi 0  - 1 Cameroon
March 29, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Algeria 1  - 2 Cameroon
March 25, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Cameroon 0  - 1 Algeria
February 5, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations 2022 Burkina Faso 3  - 3 Cameroon
February 3, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations 2022 Cameroon 0  - 0 Egypt
Algeria vs Cameroon WC Qualification, CAF 2022 form
Algeria Cameroon
8 Matches played 8
5 Matches won 6
63 Goal attempts 66
33 Shots on goal 25
21 Shots off goal 26
44 Corner kicks 28
21% Average ball possession 33%
9 Shots blocked 15
12 Cards given 10
59 Free kicks 92
10 Offsides 9
1 Shots on bar 0
20 Goals by foot 10
5 Goals by head 4
27 Goals scored 14
6 Goals conceded 5
0 Shots on post 1
Algeria vs Cameroon statistics for most recent head to head matches
Algeria Cameroon
4 Matches 4
2 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 2
3 Total Goals 5
0.75 Average Goals Scored 1.25
1 Wins 2
2 Losses 1
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Algeria and Cameroon
March 29, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Algeria 1  - 2 Cameroon
March 25, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Cameroon 0  - 1 Algeria
October 7, 2017 World Cup Qualification 2018 Cameroon 2  - 0 Algeria
October 9, 2016 World Cup Qualification 2018 Algeria 1  - 1 Cameroon

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What time is kick off between Algeria vs Cameroon?

19:30, Tuesday 29 March 2022

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