LionsBet Preview: Algeria – Zambia: Back the hosts to score first

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The Desert Warriors have no chance of making to Russia again but will be confident of putting up a good fight in front of home support

Algeria welcome 2012 Africa Cup of Nations champions Zambia to the Stade Mohammed-Hamalaoui as they go against each other in Group B of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night.

The Fennecs have had a totally disappointing qualifying campaign as they sit rock bottom of the group with a solitary point. Their 3-1 defeat to the Chipolopolo on Saturday meant there’s no chance of them making it through but are still regarded as favourites according to LionsBet at odds of (1.55).

Victory in Lusaka was the first in the qualifiers for Wedson Nyirenda’s side but they will have it all to do in Constantine as they are six points behind Nigeria. Anything but a win that’s quoted at odds of (5.75) by the same firm means their qualification chances get much slimmer.

Lucas Alcaraz Algeria

A draw is priced at odds of (3.60).

Lucas Alcaraz’s side might have poor form but that doesn’t stop them from being a confident side in finding the back of the net.

With a attacking contingent that consists of the likes of Islam Slimani, Nabil Bentaleb, Sofiane Hanni, Yacine Brahimi, it is imperative that goals would be guaranteed in Constantine.

To this effect, the hosts are offered at (1.45) to get the game’s first goal.

Zambia national team

Zambia are also not to be written off as they have scored 10 goals in their last 10 games on the road – an average of a goal per away game. LionsBet are tipping both team to score at odds of (2.20).

With expectation of goals, punters can back two or more goals at an available price of (1.40).

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