African World Cup Qualifiers 2nd Legs

This entry was posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013

4 to Watch

Nigeria v Ethiopia (2-1)

The Nigerians didn’t have it all their own way in Addis Ababa, but an Emmanuel Emenike penalty has probably put this one to bed. Ethiopia will welcome back striker Getaneh Kebede, but the Super Eagles are the African team best able to keep a match tight. And that will be plenty. Take the Unders at 1.83 with our good friends at Betfair.

Senegal v Ivory Coast (1-3)

Now you’re talking – a true heavyweight tussle. Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse’s late goal in the first leg gives Senegal some hope, however they won’t even have the benefit of home advantage, being forced to play this match in Casablanca because of the riot in Dakar, when the sides met in an African Cup of Nations qualifying play-off. Given the last three games between the sides have produced 12 goals, over 2.5 goals with Betfair at 2.0 looks value.

Cameroon v Tunisia (0-0)

The first leg was very much one for the purists, but with Samuel Eto’o back and looking interested in gracing a farewell World Cup, the Indomitable Lions should have enough. Back 1-0 to the hosts at 5.3 with the ‘Fair.

Algeria v Burkina Faso (2-3)

By contrast however, this first leg was a corker, in the words of Jonathan Wilson, “a madcap, harum-scarum affair in which, amid a welter of eccentric refereeing decisions…Burkina Faso outfought Algeria.” But can the Faso finish the job? The return of Alain Traore who is a big threat should help whilst Algeria are without Palace’s Adlene Guedieoura. The pressure will be huge on the home side – lay them at 1.46. And don’t make any plans to spend Tuesday night in Algeria.

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