Senegal Vs Algeria Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between Senegal and Algeria.
Senegal will take on Algeria in a high voltage encounter at Cairo, Egypt on Thursday. Despite the absence of their star man Sadio Mane up front, Senegal managed to over Tanzania and beat them 2-0 in their opening game of the AFCON. At the other side, Algeria were also convincing in their 2-0 victory over Kenya.
Both the sides will be aiming to secure the top spot in the league table. These two are heading into the tournament as one of the favourites, and they will be aiming to prove their statement early on in the group stage. Senegal would be my pick, although Algeria’s chances cannot be shut down.
In this article, we shall look at Dream11 team between Senegal and Algeria.
Senegal Vs Algeria Dream11 Team
Edouard Mendy: Edouard Mendy has been preferred over Abdoulaye Diallo for this huge tournament. The Senegalese has great concentration and has the capacity to shut down the opponents by making continuous saves. Given the immense defence in front of him, Mendy has the great chance of gaining a cleansheet.
Aissa Mandi: Aissa Mendy operates through the right-back for Algeria. He has a great pace to exploit the left-hand side of Senegal’s defence, but he is susceptible defensively. The Real Betis full-back is a serious creator and has goals and assists in him.
Kalidou Koulibaly: Kalidou Koulibaly is the bulwark of Senegal’s defence. He is the orchestrator and has world-class abilities to back himself. He was influential in shielding the backline during the first game and will continue to be the same against the tricky Algerian attackers.
Youssouf Sabaly: Youssouf Sabaly has been under the radar over the last few years, but he has performed consistently at a high level. The Senegal defender is an immense defender and likes to get forward, however, his attacking prowess is limited. He is sound defensively and is most likely to come away with a clean sheet.
Badou Ndiaye: Badou Ndiaye likes to sit back with the defence and dictate the game from the back. He provides freedom for others to roam around and does the defensive job himself. He wins plenty of duels in the middle of the park. Ndiaye is also a threat from the set pieces.
Adlene Guedioura: Adlene Guedioura is a similar kind of player to Ndiaye. He makes plenty of timely interventions and tackles to escort Algeria’s defence to safety. Since he takes set pieces and penalties, there are high chances of seeing him contribute goals.
Idrissa Gueye: Idrissa Gueye has been handed out a different responsibility with his country. Unlike his normal position, Gueye has uttermost freedom to contribute towards the defensive and attacking play. He registered an assist during the last outing against Tanzania. Gueye will be a threat in Senegal’s midfield.
Riyad Mahrez: Riyad Mahrez is Algeria’s best player. The right winger scored an exquisite goal last time and will continue to hope for goal contributions. He is a creative fulcrum and can pick out passes for fun when he is on the flow. Mahrez will be crucial to Algeria’s hopes of dissecting Senegal’s defence.
Ismaila Sarr: Ismaila Sarr is one of the best young players in Ligue 1. He had a magnificent World Cup and has not looked back. Since he has a breakneck pace and a vision to pick out passes, Sarr is one of the toughest wingers to mark for a full-back. He will be crucial to Senegal’s chances of breaking through counter attacks.
Sadio Mane (C): Sadio Mane served a one-game suspension against Tanzania, but he will be restored in the starting lineup against Algeria. Niang, who operated as the striker is most likely to pave way for Mane. He had a great season with Liverpool, helping them win the Champions League. He will hunger to chase the AFCON glory too.
Baghdad Bounedjah (VC): Baghdad Bounedjah opened his AFCON tally during the last outing against Kenya. He has been scoring goals for fun with his club and has carried out his form with his nation. The 27-year-old has scored 12 goals in 25 appearances for his nation, making himself as the main man for Algeria in the forward line.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.