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On Sunday 6th June 2021, Algeria will host Mali for a friendly fixture. Tipsters at Punditfeed have conducted extensive analysis of this game to bring you more details and free predictions in this preview.
Top Free Predictions for Algeria vs Mali
We always aim to give our readers the best soccer predictions. Our tips are free and have been extensively researched to remove any bias. Here are the best three predictions for Algeria vs Mali:
Note to punters: The odds for this game may change before matchday. Please visit Betfred for updated prices before placing your bet.
Algeria to capitalize on home advantage and win
Algeria is our favourite to win this match for the simple fact that they have never lost a home fixture to Mali. The reigning AFCON Champions will look to stem their position in the continent and even on FIFA listing. Algeria has a better form in this fixture despite some defensive challenges that have seen them concede at least a goal in five of their last six matches. Mali is an equally strong side but the lack of good result on the road should worry Mohamed Magassouba and his squad.
We expect more than two goals when Algeria hosts Mali
Another plausible outcome in this game is more than two goals. Thus, betting on goals should yield a good return on Betfred. These teams have the necessary firepower to go at each other and score. The last six games for Algeria have had more than three goals, an outcome we will likely see in this game. The last time these teams met, Algeria won 3-2 at home, which is the highest scoreline ever between the two teams since November 2008. And while only two games out of seven encounters since 2008 have had more than two goals, we will go against a low scoring outcome because both sides are strong offensively.
Goals expected on both ends of the pitch
We are also tipping goals on both ends of the pitch. Mali has scored in six of the last ten games, albeit, an average of 1 goal per match. On the flip side, the hosts have netted an average of three goals per match in their last ten games. But because Algeria seems to have a defensively problem that has denied the hosts a clean sheet in six of the last ten games, we are backing Mali to put at least one past the Algerian goalkeeper.
Match Preview: Can The Desert Foxes Keep their Unbeaten Home Run against Mali?
This fixture presents Algeria with another chance to prove its dominance over Mali. The hosts have played four fixtures at home against Mali, winning three and drawing one. We have a detailed preview for these two teams as follows:
In the four times Algeria hosted Mali since 2008, the only draw (1-1) was in international friendlies. It begs the question, should we expect a similar outcome in the second international friendly in nearly 13 years? That will depend on who Djamel Belmadi considers for a defensive role on matchday. The Algerian coach is a proven tactician and averages 2.39 points per match since taking over The Desert Foxes in August 2018. He has managed 28 games, winning twenty of them, drawing seven and losing only one. With such a record, we expect Mali to sweat for a good result on Sunday.
Malian coach, Mohamed Magassouba, can only hope to end a poor run of results against Algeria. The visitors have never got away win in Algeria since 2008 and we expect a tense game between two of Africa’s best teams. Since taking over the Les Aigles, Mohamed Magassouba has managed 22 games, winning 10, drawing 7 and losing five. The tactician averages 1.68 points per match after nearly four years in charge. However, Mohamed Magassouba lost the only encounter with Djamel Belmadi, which should make this fixture even more interesting.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the nickname for Algeria’s national football team?
The Desert Foxes
What time will this fixture kickoff?
The game will start at 10:45 GMT +3 on 6th Sunday 2021.
What is the nickname for Mali’s national soccer team?