ALG vs GNA Round Of 16 AFCON Best Dream 11 Team: Algeria head into the their round of 16 clash against Guinea as heavy favourites
They entered the round of 16 in the most emphatic of fashions and it’s their spree of three consecutive wins which sees Algeria head into today’s match as the likelier side to emerge with a win. Taking on Group B’s Guinea who found themselves qualifying for the round of 16 after defeating Burundi 2-0 in their final group stage encounter, Algeria will be quietly confident of scripting another win today.
It’s not just been the fact that Algeria come into today’s encounter with a 100% winning record but the fact that they have completely dominated teams on their way here. With 6 goals in their kitty, they not only scored the maximum number of goals in the group stages but also find themselves as the only side to yet concede a goal in the showpiece tournament.
Taking on Guinea today, its Algeria who look firm favourites to win this one. As opposed to their opponents, the nature of Algeria’s team is a complete one. They are a perfect blend of experience and function, having some brilliant worldclass performers who have not hesitated from taking the onus on themselves when required.
The two teams have met two times previously at AFCON, with the result finely balanced between the two. While Algeria won the first match between the countries back in 1980 with a 3-2 result in their favour, Guinea got the better of them in 1998, winning 1-0. Today’s match is an opportunity to not just move ahead in that department for either side but also a chance to progress to the coveted quarter-finals.
And it’s Algeria who look the clear favourites for this one. While the round of 16 has given us some fascinating results as of now, this match should be as one sided as they get with Algeria winning it with ease.
Goal-Keeper for ALG vs GNA Dream11
With Algeria yet to find their defence breached, the one and obvious choice for us as the shot-stopper comes in the form of Rais Mbolhi.
Defenders for ALG vs GNA Dream11
A defence which has yet to falter, emerging as one of the strongest and most perfectly organised across the three matches its played in, Algeria have had to massively thank Youcef Atal for his know how of the game. The defender found a place in the team of the group stage after impressing the football fraternity with his guile, awareness of the strikers’ position and ability to put in astutely articulate tackles.
He’s going to be partnered by Aissa Mandi while from Guinea we have the sole pick of Mikael Dyrestam after he put in a pinch perfect pefromance against a formidable Nigerian outfit.
Midfielders for ALG vs GNA Dream11
He endured a torrid time with Manchester City in the Premier League but has been able to make the most of his time out in AFCON to see himself being named in the group stage team of the tournament alongside Ismael Bennacer. Both Riyad Mahrez and Bennacer are an important part of what Nigeria have to offer up the pitch and they both come into our Dream 11 side.
Top scorer for his team with the two goals, Adam Ounas is brought in as well by us while Guinea’s own top scorer with the two goals scored as well, Mohamed Yattara makes a way into our line-up for this pivotal fixture. We have also opted for Ibrahima Cisse from Guinea given the important role he holds in the middle of the park as a defensively minded midfielder for his side.
Strikers for ALG vs GNA Dream11
Youcef Belaili regaled us with his terrific performances in the striking department, perfectly getting on the end of passes created for him. Sory Kaba comes in from Guinea as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ounas has been chosen by us as the captain for this match while Belaili finds his role as vice-captain.
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019
Match: Algeria Vs Guinea Round Of 16
Date And Time: 7th July, Sunday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria