World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Cameroon vs Algeria prediction and betting tips (March 25)
Cameroon finished third place in the Africa Cup of Nations after an impressive display. Will the Indomitable Lions get a win over Algeria in the first leg of the qualifiers?
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) was brilliant during the Africa Cup of Nations
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) was brilliant during the Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon will play Algeria in the first leg of the CAF qualifier play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The match will start at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 March 2022. The match venue is Douala Stadium, Japoma.

Latest odds on betting site

Cameroon has their winning odds placed at 2.15 (+115 American; 23/20 Fractional). Algeria has their winning odds placed at 3.74 (+274; 137/50). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.07 (+207; 207/100).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Cameroon — 44%, draw — 31%, Algeria — 25%.

Latest betting odds on Cameroon vs Algeria (25 March 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.73 (+173; 173/100)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.96 (-104; 24/25)
  • To qualify Cameroon — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
  • To qualify Algeria — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.37 (+137; 137/100)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.56 (-179; 14/25)

Match preview and statistics

Cameroon got a 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast in their last qualifier game. Karl Toko Ekambi scored the only goal of the game with a top-class finish into the back of the net as Cameroon secured all three points and qualified for the final stages of the qualifiers.

The Indomitable Lions finished top of the table with 15 points. Cameroon scored the most goals in the group (12) while conceding three goals with a difference of +9. The Indomitable Lions were brilliant during the Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon finished third during the Africa Cup of Nations after an awesome display in the tournament that was held in the country. The Indomitable Lions finished top of their table with seven points as they scored the most goals (7) while conceding three goals with a difference of +4. Cameroon got a 2-1 victory over Comoros in the Round of 16.

The Indomitable Lions got a 2-0 win over the Gambia as they qualified for the semi-finals. Cameroon suffered a defeat in the semi-finals after losing to Egypt on penalties. Cameroon won the bronze medal after getting a 5-3 victory over Burkina Faso on penalties.

Cameroon team news: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa is out of the game with a muscle injury.

Algeria played a 2-2 draw in their last qualifier game against Burkina Faso. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoreline in the 21st minute with a nice finish from close range. Zakaria Sanogo levelled the scoreline with a top-class finish into the top right corner. Sofisne Feghouli made it 2-1 in the 68th minute with a classy finish into the bottom right corner. Burkina Faso was awarded a penalty in the 82nd minute. Issoufou Dayo converted the penalty to make it 2-2.

The Greens finished top of the group with 14 points. Algeria won four games and drew two games. The Green scored the most goals in the group with 25 goals while conceding four goals with a difference of +21.

Algeria was awful in the Africa Cup of Nations as they failed to win any match. The Green finished at the bottom of their group with one point. Algeria suffered two defeats and drew one game. The Green scored the fewest goals in the group (1) while conceding the most goals in their group (4) with a difference of -3.

Algeria team news: All players are fit and available for the game.

Cameroon vs Algeria H2H

Cameroon has won one of the last two meetings between both sides.

Two of the last two meetings have ended in under 2.5 goals.

Lineups and key players

Cameroon projected starting lineup:

  • Andre Onana
  • Collins Fai
  • Harold Moukoudi
  • Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui
  • Olivier Mbaizo
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • Pierre Kunde
  • Jean Onana
  • Karl Toko Ekambi
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
  • Vincent Aboubakar

Vincent Aboubakar was brilliant during the Africa Cup of Nations as he finished with the most goals during the competition. The Cameroon international has scored two goals during the qualifiers.

Algeria projected starting lineup:

  • Rais M'Bolhi
  • Aissa Mandi
  • Ahmed Touba
  • Djamel Benlamri
  • Youcef Attal
  • Sofiane Feghouli
  • Hisham Boudaoui
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Islam Slimani
  • Youcef Belailli

Riyad Mahrez is one of Africa’s best players. The Algerian international scored a goal in their 2-2 draw against Burkina Faso. Mahrez has scored five goals during the qualifiers and has been an important player for the national team. The Algerian international has been brilliant for his club Manchester City and has scored 10 goals while providing four assists in the league.

Prediction and betting tips

Cameroon showed they were a strong side during the Africa Cup of Nations as they didn't lose any game in 90 minutes during the competition. The Indomitable Lions have won two of their last five games in all competitions. Algeria, on the other hand, has been terrible in recent games. The Green have lost two of their last three games in all competitions. I predict Cameroon to win.

Betting prediction: Cameroon to win

Odds: 2.15 (+115 American; 23/20 Fractional)

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