The encounter between Cameroon and Algeria is undoubtedly one of the more intriguing challenges in this qualifying phase for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the African continent. After the Africa Cup, two “bigs” will meet.
Algeria failed to progress past the group stage, while Cameroon’s dream was dashed in the semi-final, forcing them to settle for third place.
Now, these World Cup qualifiers, which can also be used as a ransom, are much more significant because a trip to Qatar might be a historic result and provide the federation and individual players with a crucial international showcase.
Cameroon is coming off a 3-3 draw with Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Cameroon controlled the game with 64% possession and 17 shots on goal, seven of which were on target. André Onana (43′ own goal), Stéphane Bahoken (71′), and Aboubakar (85′, 87′) scored goals for Cameroon. Burkina Faso, on the other hand, had eight shots on goal, three of which were on target. Burkina Faso scored through Yago (24′) and Ouattara (49′). Cameroon won the game on penalties, 5-3.
Cameroon’s Toni Conceiço’s team has been rewarded for their goal efforts 12 times in their previous six games. On the other hand, they have given up a total of 6 goals in those games.
Algeria and their travelling supporters will be looking for a better result in this game after a setback in their previous Africa Cup of Nations match against Ivory Coast.
Algeria had 56% possession and 14 shots on goal, four of which were on goal.Algeria’s lone player to score was Bendebka (73′). Ivory Coast had 12 shots on goal, 7 of which were on target. Ivory Coast’s goals came from Franck Kessié (22′), Ibrahim Sangaré (39′), and Nicolas Pépé (54′).
Algeria has scored 10 goals in their last six matches, led by Djamel Belmadi. During five encounters, they have surrendered a total of six goals.
Injured and suspended
Cameroon: (Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa)
Algeria: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Cameroon vs Algeria Predicted XI
Cameroon Predicted XI: Onana; Moukoudi, Fai, Mbaizo, Castelletto; Anguissa, Gouet, Hongla, Ngamaleu; Aboubakar, Toko Ekambi.
Algeria Predicted XI: M’Bolhi; Mandi, Bensebaini, Atal, Benayada; Bennacer, Zerrouki, Feghouli; Belaili, Slimani, Mahrez.
The hosts played a good Africa Cup, bowing only in the semifinal to Salah’s Egypt, but exclusively on penalties. We believe Algeria has enough talent to score against this Cameroon team, but it will likely not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a close game, with Cameroon prevailing 2-1 at the end. It’ll be fascinating to see how this one turns out.
Egypt-Senegal was the last African Cup’s epilogue: on February 6, these two national teams found themselves in the final of Africa’s most important competition and are now giving an encore in the world qualifiers in Qatar 2022.
Koulibaly and his teammates will try to trip Salah and his team again, even if a battle is announced that is at least as intense and balanced as that of just over a month ago. Then, in fact, it ended with a draw without goals, and the Senegalese managed to impose themselves exclusively on penalties.
The bookmakers draw an equal match, where the hosts are favorites, but probably only thanks to the home factor.
Egypt is coming off a 0-0 draw with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.
During the game, Egypt had 43 percent possession and 7 shots on goal, three of which were on target. Senegal had 13 shots on goal, with eight of them being on target. Senegal prevailed in a nail-biting 2-4 penalty shootout.
The Egyptian rearguard’s most recent results suggest that they have put in a lot of effort. Egypt have been stingy with the ball, with only one goal going past their goalkeeper in their last six games.
Senegal’s defense players have only conceded two goals in their past six encounters, thanks to a string of solid performances.
In that time, their own forwards have scored eight goals. While that is intriguing, we must now wait to see whether or not that tendency will continue in this game.
Injured and suspended
Egypt: Ahmed Hegazi, Akram Tawfik, Ramadan Sobhi and Mohamed Hany)
Senegal: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Egypt vs Senegal Predicted XI
Egypt Predicted XI: El-Shennawy; El-Wensh, Abdelmomen, Ashraf, Fatouh; H Fathi, El-Sulya, Elneny; Salah, Marmoush, Trezeguet.
Senegal Predicted XI: Mendy; Sarr, Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss; Kouyate, Mendy, I Gueye; Mane, Keita Kouyate, Sarr.
The Egyptian defense has built a wall in front of their goalkeeper, a wall that will be anything but easy for Senegal to overcome. On the other hand, however, even Salah and his companions lately have not shown great prolificacy.
We believe that both Senegal and Egypt will score, resulting in a game that is quite well balanced.
A draw appears to be a viable option, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens. As a result, we believe it will be a competitive game, with a 1-1 tie at the end.
Spain began preparing for the World Cup in Qatar by facing Albania in a friendly match. After a two-sided group, La Furia Roja managed to qualify. The first part was very difficult, but in the second part, four victories in a row came, which allowed Luis Enrique to overtake Sweden.
Albania instead rocked the World Cup dream for a long time, but in the end, they finished third behind England and Poland, and the last victory over Andora was useless.
Spain will be hoping for a repeat of their 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Sweden in Europe.
During that game, Spain had 72 percent possession and 12 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Alvaro Morata (86′) was the lone player for Spain to score. Sweden, on the other hand, had seven shots on goal, none of which were on goal.
Spain hasn’t been able to stop scoring goals in recent contests, having scored in each of their last six.
Albania will enter the match fresh off a 1-0 WC Qualifiers-Europe triumph against Andorra in their previous match.
In the match, Albania had 75% possession and 19 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Albania’s goal came from Endri Çekiçi (73′). Andorra had eight shots on goal, three of which were on target.
In recent games involving Albania, there has been a trend of at least one team drawing a blank. This has happened six times in their last six appearances, according to their records. Their opponents have scored six goals in these matches, while Albania has scored eight.
Injured and suspended
Spain: (Diego Llorente)
Albania: (Nedim Bajrami, Enea Mihaj, Armir Abrashi)
Spain vs Albania Predicted XI
Spain Predicted XI: Sanchez, Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba, Gavi, Pedri, Soler, Yeremi Pino, Morata, Torres.
Albania Predicted XI: Strakosha, Kumbulla, Djimsiti, Ismailaj, Gjasula, Balliu, Bare, Asllani, Elseid Hysaj, Broja, Uzuni
Spain is clearly favored in the friendly against Albania, with very low odds of “1” given the enormous technical difference between the two teams. According to our prediction, a goal by the La Furia Roja is likely, which certainly will not have the concentration of the big events, but have so much offensive potential that anyone who plays will create many dangers to Albania’s net, so we are aiming for over 2.5.
The guests are usually a very square, attentive, and organized team, but the limited technical qualities come out when they face high-level national teams. It is no coincidence that they have conceded five goals to England and four to Poland.
We do not choose the No Gol instead because it has a very low share, precisely because it appears difficult for Albania to worry the La Furia Roja, despite being a friendly match, because these precedents lead us to believe that Spain will score a lot.
Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, seemed to have turned the page following their recent America’s Cup success. There is no more of the bashful and awkward Albiceleste of old, but a very aware team, free of inferiority issues and with a defense that is literally armored.
All of this was cemented by qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which validated the character development of a national team that is now ready to take the next step at the international level.
On the other hand, this could be Leo Messi’s final chance to fill the void left by Diego Armando Maradona’s success and attain the same level of achievement…
Argentina will be hoping for a second win after defeating Colombia 1-0 in the WC Qualifiers-South America.
Their most recent performances highlight the importance of paying attention to Argentina’s defense. Argentina’s defense has been ruthless, resulting in a total of 1 goal in their last 6 games. However, only time will tell whether or not that pattern will be repeated in this match.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Uruguay in the WC Qualifiers-South America competition, Venezuela and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The stats don’t lie, and Venezuela has been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 12 goals in total. Defensively, Venezuela has not been doing too well.
Injured and suspended
Argentina: (Lautaro Martinez, Lizandro Martinez, Papu Gomez and Nehuen Perez)
Venezuela: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.
Argentina vs Venezuela Predicted XI
Argentina Predicted XI: Martinez, Montiel, Pezzela, Martinez, Acuna, Lo Celso, Rodriguez, Di Maria, Correa, Ocampos, Gonzalez.
Venezuela Predicted XI: Farinez, Hernandez, Ferraresi, Chancellor, Gonzalez, Martinez, Rincon, Machis, Otero, Soteldo, Rondon
The setback sustained by Vinotinto in Uruguay’s most recent encounter was very severe and huge (4-1 for the hosts, with Cavani and his teammates already in the lead at 3-0 at half-time).
We believe Argentina will be able to create enough chances to score more than one goal when they face Venezuela, who will find it difficult to score.
As a result, we estimate Argentina will win by a score of 2-0 at the end of the game.
England, as often happens to them, dominated the qualifying round for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, but the best part is now. Yes, because the English often get lost in the decisive moment, as we well know who snatched the European championship at home last year. The World Cup, then, is a kind of taboo that Southgate’s players will try to exorcise this winter.
Meanwhile, however, Kane and his companions try to put fuel in the legs and, above all, patterns in the head in anticipation of the most awaited competition.
In one of the friendly matches, they will face Switzerland, which, speaking of muggings, has stolen first place in the group from Italy, forcing them into the hell of the play-offs.
After defeating San Marino 0-10 in the World Cup Qualifiers-Europe, England will be hoping for a repeat performance.
In the game, England had 85 percent possession and 22 shots on goal, 13 of which were on target.
England have been on a goal-scoring spree recently, scoring in each of their last six matches.
During that time, they have claimed a total of 26 goals, with only two goals scored against them. Having said that, we’ll have to wait and see if the current trend continues in the next match.
Switzerland will enter the game fresh off a 4-0 WC Qualifiers-Europe victory against Bulgaria in their previous match.
Switzerland had 69 percent possession and 18 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target in that game.
Switzerland’s defensive corps has only conceded one goal in their last six matches, thanks to a string of consistent performances. Over the same period, they have scored 11 goals for themselves.
Injured and suspended
England: (Tammy Abraham, Aaron Ramsdale, Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sam Johnstone)
Switzerland: (Yann Sommer, Philipp Kohn, Denis Zakaria, Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic)
England vs Switzerland Predicted XI
England Predicted XI: Pickford, Walker-Peters, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Rice, Bellingham, Saka, Mount, Sterling, Kane.
Switzerland Predicted XI: Kobel, Mbabu, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez, Xhaka, Freuler, Okafor, Shaqiri, Vargas, Gavranovic.
The English have won eight out of ten games, drawing only two, both 1-1: the first in Poland (where they finished second in the group), and the second at home against Hungary. A balanced match is announced, in which the defenses could probably prevail.
Switzerland should be able to score a goal against this England team, albeit it won’t be as many as they have scored against them in the past.
When everything is said and done, we predict both teams will score, resulting in a 2-1 victory for England.
Germany, having qualified for the next World Cup, will challenge Israel in a friendly match. Israel, on the other hand, has not achieved the goal of flying to Qatar or even that of the playoffs, despite qualifying for third place in group F.
The Germans are on a positive streak after six races, with as many victories as possible. On the other hand, Israel won the last match 3-2 against Faroer and lost to Austria 4-2, a third defeat in the last five games.
Germany, boosted by their previous success, will be aiming for more of the same after defeating Armenia 1-4 in the WC Qualifiers – Europe.
Germany had 74 percent possession and had 20 shots on goal, 9 of which were on target, in that encounter. Kai Havertz (15′), lkay Gündoan (45′, 50′), and Jonas Hofmann (64′) scored goals for Germany. Armenia, on the other hand, had four shots on goal, one of which was on target. Armenia’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the 59th minute.
Germany’s offense has been particularly good recently, with the team scoring 29 goals in their last six games. In those encounters, Germany has also seen a total of two goals scored against them.
Israel is coming off a 3-2 WC Qualifiers-Europe victory over the Faroe Islands in their previous match.
Israel had 62 percent possession and 13 shots on goal, six of which were on target during the game. Mu’nas Dabbur (30′), Shon Weissman (58′), and Dor Peretz (74′) scored for Israel. The Faroe Islands had seven shots on goal, three of which were on target. The Faroe Islands scored through Vatnhamar (62′) and Olsen (72′).
Looking at their recent form, Israel has been outscored in six of their last six games, with opponents scoring a total of 17 goals. Israel’s defense has been woefully inadequate.
Injured and suspended
Germany: (Serge Gnabry)
Israel: clean bill of health and no suspension concerns
Germany vs Israel Predicted XI
Germany Predicted XI: Neuer, Henrichs, Rudiger, Ginter, Raum, Neuhaus, Gundogan, Draxler, Musiala, Sane; Werner
Israel Predicted XI: Marciano, Dgani, Bitton, Menahem, Dasa, Avraham, Peretz, Davidzada, Natkho, Solomon, Dabbur
The match between Germany and Israel will end with an Over 3.5. The Germans are a steamroller who have won seven games in a row, easily qualifying for the World Cup and crushing all opponents with less quality than nine goals against Liechtenstein, eight in two games against Armenia, and four against Macedonia and Iceland.
The friendlies do not bring great motivation, but by now the German national team has developed a great offensive mentality, and Israel will not be able to offer much resistance. Among other things, the guests are a pyrotechnic team, which, along with the big players, has suffered many goals due to a thrilling defense that has suffered in the last few matches two goals from the very small Faoer and four from Austria.