Algeria v Kenya Betting Tips & Predictions
Kenya have not qualified for an African Cup of Nations since 2004, although the Harambee Stars finished second in Group F to make sure of their place in the Egypt finals.
Sebastien Migne’s team benefitted from having the disqualified Sierra Leone in their section, although the Kenyans did enjoy a 1-0 win over Ghana before suffering defeat by the same scoreline in Accra.
The team are not without a chance at AFCON 2019 and will be led into battle by captain Victor Wanyama, the Tottenham midfield who played his part in a successful season for the London club.
Anthony Akumu is another experienced midfielder, while goals come in that department by Clifton Miheso who has scored seven goals in thirty-seven appearances.
Allan Wanga and Michael Olunga are likely to be the preferred strike pairing, although Kenya have been handed a tough opening match against an Algeria team with a proud record in this competition.
The Desert Foxes have now qualified for four consecutive African Cup of Nations tournaments and they won the tournament back in 1990. Since then, they finished fourth in 2010 and made the quarter final stage on four other occasions.
Algeria narrowly edged out Benin to finish top of their qualifying group and they have a couple of star performers in midfield. Riyad Mahrez comes into the tournament fresh from helping Manchester City land the treble, while Sofiane Feghouli is a shining light for Galatasaray.
Islam Slimani is also a prolific forward who has twenty-seven international goals to his name and we’re expecting Tunisia to bag an early win as they look to top a group that features Senegal among others.
You can get odds-against that Algeria win along with keeping a clean sheet and we think that represents fair value on the face of things. The favourites will want to keep things tight and bank three valuable points.
Algeria win to nil @ 2.20 (6/5) with bet365