After a shocking first round for the Africa Cup of Nations the teams try to amend their group standings. Ghana face Algeria as means to escape the third place in group C while Algeria are tipped to cement their first place in the group with another three points.
Ghana were en route of winning their AFCON match after Ayew gave them the lead in the 14th minute; however, Senegal equalized and produced one of the most resounding upsets so far after claiming the win in the 94th minute. The Black Stars have been boosted with the return of their captain who had to sit out the Senegal match due to illness. John Boye also returned to training and might be available for selection and additional depth to the Ghana’s backline.
Algeria won their opening match with 3-1 against South Africa after dominating from the start despite conceding first. For the match against Ghana they might be without Halliche who was rushed to the hospital with a calf injury, and the tests are not giving room for too much optimism. Algeria impressed during their World Cup 2014 run and are looking forward to capitalize on said run with another win. The Desert Warriors won all their qualification matches to the AFCON and ended up losing the last one against Mali. Feghouli and Ghoulam are two of their best known players and in terms of efficiency Slimani should be kept an eye on in the goalscoring department. However, the striker is under doubt to start after suffering a serious injury to his knee in the South Africa match, and his presence is yet to be determined by the technical and medical team.
Goals were scored in both teams matches even during their qualification rounds, which is why over 2.5 goals with 2.37 odds seem reasonable enough. A Ghana win has 3.25 odds, Algeria to win 2.30 and a draw 3.10. Ghana with a +1 handicap has 1.57 odds, Algeria with a -1 4.75; Ghana for both halves 5.50 odds and Algeria 3.80 odds. We are betting 7 units on Algeria scoring over 1.5 goals with 2.55 odds from Titan Bet.