ALG vs SEN Dream11 Team: Senegal and Algeria lock heads against each other in the grand summit clash of an enthralling Africa Cup of Nations
What has been one of the most topsy-turvy editions of the Africa Cup Of Nations, one that has thrown our way a plethora of unexpected results, finally comes to an end today with Senegal and Algeria taking on each other for a shot at being named the new champions of the tournament. Both the sides have come past crucial junctures in the tournament, showing determination and valour to find themselves befitting of taking the grand stage today.
Algeria particularly have impressed the most this AFCON. The only side unbeaten in the tournament, they ventured into the semi-final as the only side to have topped their group after winning all three of their group stage matches before decimating Guinea 3-0 in their round of 16 encounter. The clash against Ivory Coast was more scrappy though with the contest going all the way to penalties after 1-1 after extra-time.
However, the side showed the requisite composure to win 2-1 in the penalty shoot-out before registering a massive win against Nigeria in the semi-final where they prevailed to win 2-1. It’s that result which holds them as frontrunners for the glistening trophy, one the side will be looking to get their hands around and wrap up what has been a rampant showing for them.
Elsewhere for their opponents Senegal, things haven’t been so straightforward. After scrapping through their group where they finished second, the side scampered past Uganda and Benin with two 1-0 wins before eventually defeating Tunisia in extra-time with another 1-0 result. It’s the attacking department which has been the biggest source of bitter disappointment for the side with their star performers failing to come up with the goals across the length of the tournament.
Senegal Vs Algeria Match Prediction
With both the sides heavily relying on their defence, this match is going to be a competitive and closely fought one, one where the finest of margins will come into play to decide the winner. The goals will be tough to come by with both the defences imbued with a slew of myriad performers, players who will make it a tepid task for either attacking force to find the goal.
We see Algeria winning this encounter with their defensive setup more disciplined and well drilled than Senegal’s. The attacking players have stepped up to the mantle in the knock-out fixtures as well, perfectly complimenting a solid backline to make them one of the most complete outfit, one fully deserving of winning the trophy.
Goal-Keeper for ALG vs SEN Dream11
After having saved a penalty against Tunisia in the semi-final, we have gone ahead with Senegal’s Alfred Gomis over here. The four cleansheets the side have been able to register consecutively have been in huge part due to him with the shot stopper coming up with pivotal saves across the length of the side’s stay.
Defenders for ALG vs SEN Dream11
With both the side’s bestowed with defences of such high magnitude, it was but a definite certainty that we were going to shell out massive money to get in the myriad performers here. We have opted for four defenders to come in for us, the two from either side with this match going to be decided by which defence hangs on longer to the cleansheet.
From Senegal we have Lamine Gassama and Kalidou Koulibaly come in for us. While the pair has been vital to the team’s spree in making it this far, the two have left opposition’s perturbed with their affinity to incessantly make their way in the opponent’s attacking half. They are known for their ability to score as well, finding themselves on the back of emphatic headers and a goal from either is a possibility today.
Algeria’s coach Djamel Belmadi has to be massively appreciated for the work he has done with this side. He’s focused on imbedding a resilient defence in the side, drilling to his side a discipline and awareness that has begin the framework of their compelling showings. And at the forefront of his defence are Aissa Mandi and Djamel Benlamri who both come into our Dream 11 side.
Midfielders for ALG vs SEN Dream11
What has served Algeria so perfectly is the perusal of players they have at their disposal in the attacking department with Riyad Mahrez, Adam Ounas and Sofiane Feghouli giving the side an identity of one that is capable of going onto lift the trophy. The trio has intertwined perfectly in unison to score important goals for the side, responsible for the win they got over Senegal the last time the two sides met in the tournament in the group stage.
We have opted for Riyad Mahrez and Sofiane Feghouli from the side with us expecting these two to get a goal in this encounter. Ismael Bennacer completes the trio of picks from the side.
From Senegal its three goal man, Sadio Mane who comes in for us. His side’s highest scorer and the second highest scorer in the tournament with the 3 goals, he’s waned off ever since the round of 16, failing to score ever since. If Senegal are to traverse past a resilient Algeria side, he’ll need to score for them today.
Idrissa Gueye completes the pick of players from Senegal here.
Strikers for ALG vs SEN Dream11
With the strikers from both the sides having been pretty much absent, we decided to go ahead by M’Baye Niang from Senegal solely due to the fact that Algeria conceded once against Nigeria in the semi-final.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Bennacer has been made our captain for this summit clash while Mane is the vice-captain.
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019
Match: Senegal Vs Algeria
Date And Time: 20th July, Saturday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Cairo International Stadium, Cairo