A late Aristide Bance goal proved the difference and has given Paul Put's side the advantage going into this second leg. Whereas Algeria have qualified for three World Cups in their history, the latest being in South Africa back in 2010, Burkina Faso are yet to reach the finals but could make history this week.
Burkina come into this match in mixed form, losing three of their last five and winning two. Both of those wins came in World Cup qualifying, with Paul Put's side narrowly reaching the playoffs, topping Group E by one point ahead of Congo.
Burkina's victory in October against Algeria was their first win over them at home since 1998. William Hill price them at 6/1 (7.00) to cause another surprise and win.
Algeria come into this match after suffering their first defeat in nine matches. Vahid Halilhodzic's side had won six of their previous eight matches before the playoff first leg and will be disappointed they trail in this tie.
The Foxes dominated their qualifying group, winning five of their six matches to top the group, seven points ahead of Mali. Unsurprisingly they are 2/5 (1.40) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 14/5 (3.80).
With Algeria too short to touch, it's worth looking elsewhere to find value. A bet that stands out is Algeria to win -1 handicap at 7/5 (2.40) with William Hill.
This would have paid out when these two sides met in a friendly in June and with a deficit to overturn for the home side, expect a ruthless performance from Halilhodzic's men.
|Algeria -1 handicap at 7/5 (2.40) with William Hill
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