Algeria vs South Africa Prediction and Betting Tips

Algeria vs South Africa Prediction and Betting Tips 

Algeria vs South Africa Preview

Algeria are set to clash with South Africa for the third time in history. The two sides have met just once in a competitive fixture, and this is the second time they have met in a friendly. 

Both sides will be looking to make the most of this match even though it is a friendly, as this is their last match before the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June. 

Algeria came into the match after a win over Bolivia last week. They needed a 94th-minute goal from Aissa Mandi to seal a 3-2 win after letting their first-half lead slip. 

South Africa have been in excellent form this year and only lost once in their last seven matches. They drew to Andorra in their friendly match last week after finishing 3rd in the Africa Cup of Nations. 

Algeria vs South Africa Team News 

Ramy Bensebaini Algeria
Ramy Bensebaini (Photo via Getty Image)

Algeria will be without Borussia Dortmund defender Ramy Bensebaini after he picked up an injury in the previous game. They were up against Bolivia when the defender got injured in the opening 20 minutes, and he is the only one out of this game. 

South Africa have no fresh injury issues, as all the players called up for the international break are still fit and available. 

Algeria vs South Africa Predicted Lineups

Patrick Maswanganyi South Africa
Patrick Maswanganyi (Photo via Getty Image)

Algeria have one forced change this week but nothing else is expected to change. Mohamed Tougai is expected to come in for Ramy Bensebaini, with the rest ten remaining the same from the win over Bolivia. 

Predicted XI: Mandrea; Atal, Mandi, Tougai, Ait-Nouri; Chaibi, Bentaleb, Zerrouki, Brahimi; Bounedjah, Gouiri

South Africa are expected to go into the game with a 4-4-1-1 formation once again. Gross has done well in goal while Morena, Sibisi, Xoki, and Mashego have been excelling at the back. 

Mosele and Monare should be the pivot, while Mbanjwa and Mokwana are expected to be the wingers today. Maswanganyi will be looking to get on the scoresheet again from the attacking midfield role while Eric Mayo leads the attack.

Predicted XI: Goss; Morena, Sibisi, Xoki, Mashego; Mbanjwa, Mosele, Monare; Mokwana, Maswanganyi, Mayo

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Algeria vs South Africa Head-to-Head

Last two head to head results:

  • Algeria 3-1 South Africa
  • South Africa 0-0 Algeria

Algeria vs South Africa Prediction

We predict that South Africa will lose this game against Algeria.

Predicted Score: Algeria 2-0 South Africa

Algeria vs South Africa Betting Tips

  • Algeria win
  • Both Teams To Score: No.
  • Over 3.5 Goals: No.


  • Algeria Win: 1.45
  • Draw: 3.75
  • South Africa Win: 6.50

Algeria vs South Africa Date & Telecast

  • Stade Nelson Mandela – 26th March – 21:00 GMT
  • India: No broadcast
  • United Kingdom: No broadcast
  • US: No broadcast

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