Algeria vs South Africa: prediction for the international friendly
14 16:27, 25 March 2024 Tipsta

Algeria vs South Africa: prediction for the international friendly

An African clash to round out the international break!

South Africa will travel to Baraki, where they will face Algeria at Stade de Nelson Mandela. An international friendly match will begin on March 26, at 10 PM CET.

Algeria

Despite being a two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner, Algeria had not had much success at the domestic event since their victory in 2019, as they failed to advance to the playoffs this January, losing to Mauritania in a decider match.

On a bright side, it’s going much smoother for the Greens in the 2026 World Cup qualifier. The 43th ranked side in the FIFA rankings secured two opening victories against Somalia and Mozambique to take the lead in their group, as Africa might send up to 13 teams to the global football festival in North America.

South Africa

South Africa posted arguably the biggest upset win of the January’ Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, as they eliminated Morocco with a clean “2-0” sweep in the very first round of playoffs. Surviving a penalty shootout against a feisty Cape Verde side, Bafana Bafana advanced to the final four, where they had two more shootouts. First, against Nigeria, as the Super Eagles prevailed to get to the finals, and second, in the bronze medal match, where South Africa got a “6-5” victory against DR Congo.

Seeking their return to the World Cup for the first time since the hosted event in 2010, South Africa started with a win over Benin and an upset loss to Rwanda, but with Nigeria struggling in the beginning as well, it is all under control for the 58th ranked side in the world.

Prediction ⚽️

Algeria and South Africa have not faced each other since 2015, when the former won “3-1” at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

This time, as South Africa, fresh off a disappointing “1-1” draw with Andorra, has to travel to the northern part of the continent, Algeria will be a favorite once again. We will side with the hosts in this one, going with a Algeria win with 1.56 odds 🔥.