Uganda vs. Algeria – Prediction and Betting Tips | Jun 10, 2024

On June 10, 2024, Uganda will face Algeria at the Mandela National Stadium in a crucial Group G match of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Both teams are locked on six points alongside Guinea and Mozambique in a tightly contested group, making this encounter pivotal for their qualifying aspirations. The match promises to be an intense battle as both sides look to gain an edge in their pursuit of World Cup qualification.

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Detailed Analysis

Uganda

Uganda’s campaign has been marked by resilience and steady progress. They secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Botswana, thanks to a 74th-minute goal from Muhammad Shaban. Despite earning the same number of points as the top two teams, Uganda currently sits third in the group due to an inferior goal difference and fewer goals scored. Under the guidance of Paul Put, Uganda has enjoyed a respectable run in 2024, with only one loss in four outings. This solitary defeat came against Comoros (4-0), while they have managed two wins and a draw.

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Key Players:

  • Muhammad Shaban: The Kampala City forward could be crucial after scoring the decisive goal against Botswana.
  • Halidi Lwaliwa and Isaac Muleme: Expected to form the center-back pairing, they will be key in maintaining defensive solidity.

Expected Lineup: Watenga; Bwomono, Lwaliwa, Muleme, Capradossi; Okello, Semakula, Ssekiganda, Mukwala; Mutyaba, Bayo

Algeria

Algeria, under the new management of Vladimir Petkovic, faced a setback with a 2-1 defeat to Guinea, their first competitive match under the Bosnian-born Swiss coach. This defeat marked their first loss in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, having previously secured victories over Somalia and Mozambique. The Fennec Foxes struggled to find creative inspiration in the absence of star winger Riyad Mahrez and other key players like Ramy Bensebaini, Islam Slimani, and Youcef Belaili.

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Key Players:

  • Houssem Aouar: The AS Roma midfielder might play a crucial role after not seeing any action in the previous match.
  • Benrahma and Benzia: Expected to lead the attack, they will need to step up in the absence of other key forwards.

Expected Lineup: Mandrea; Atal, Mandi, Tougai, Ait-Nouri; Bentaleb, Aouar, Brahimi; Benrahma, Benzia, Gouiri

Head-to-Head and Previous Encounters

This will be the third meeting between Uganda and Algeria, with the North Africans winning both previous encounters during the qualifying stages for the most recent Africa Cup of Nations. Uganda will be looking to break this streak and secure a historic win.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Match Winner Prediction

Given the current form and recent performances, Algeria might have a slight edge due to their overall squad strength and depth, despite missing several key players.

Prediction: Goal.mu/Mauri.bet predicts: Uganda 1-2 Algeria

Both Teams to Score

With both teams needing vital points, it is likely that both will find the net in this fixture.

Prediction: Yes

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Considering the attacking potential and recent defensive issues of both sides, we anticipate a match with over 2.5 goals.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals

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Uganda has managed to score in the second half in their last three matches, while Algeria has conceded first in their last two competitive games.

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