The Warm-Up; Ghana vs Algeria (Match 13)

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Ghana

VS

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Algeria

Date: January 23rd, 2015

Venue: Estadio de Mongomo

City: Mongomo

Time: 18:00 (CAT)

Form Guide: (Last 3 Qualifiers): Ghana WLW

15th October: Ghana 3 – 1 Guinea

15th November: Uganda 1 – 0 Ghana

19th November: Ghana 3 – 1 Togo

Form Guide: (Last 3 Qualifiers): Algeria WWL

15th October: Algeria 3 – 0 Malawi

15th November: Algeria 3 – 1 Ethiopia

19th November: Mali 2 – 0 Mali

The Grand Stand Prediction:

The pace and creativity of the Ghanaian side were a serious threat to a well oiled, yet slow on the turn, Senegalese defence in their group opener; it will be entertaining to watch the enterprising attacking line get at The Desert Warriors, a side who have yet to truly hit their groove offensively and still look too susceptible to conceding the odd goal when they are turned and forced to defend facing their own goal.

The Desert Warriors are ranked number one in the continent for a reason, one they showed by overcoming a deficit against the relatively inexperienced South Africa side without even kicking into third gear; the young defence of The Black Stars will be determined to ensure that they learn from Bafana Bafana’s shortcomings and stop the Algerians from hitting their groove against them in a tie that could be tournament defining for more than just the two sides involved.

It promises to be a more strategic game that could see one side going all out to attack while their opponents play their patient waiting game, absorbing the pressure and testing their opponents on the break.

Scoreline Predictions: #GSVPredictor

Uncle Bob’s Prediction: Ghana 3 – 2 Algeria

SportsMano’s Prediction: Ghana 1 – 1 Algeria

Mary’s Prediction: Ghana 1 – 1 Algeria

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