Betting on Algerian Football
Our Algerian football odds checker tool covers both the Algerian first and second divisions, and of course the national team, who are a regular competitor at major international tournaments, including the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The two professional leagues in Algeria are the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 and 2, which both feature 16 clubs, and operate a promotion / relegation system between them. Due to the relative lack of money in the league, most top Algerian talent quickly finds its way over to Europe, with the French, Spanish, Portuguese and English leagues proving most popular. However, a current look at the most-recent Algerian national team squad will quickly reveal how players are spread out around the globe.
The domestic season takes place between August and May, with the top two in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 qualifying for the CAF Champions League, with the third-placed team and the winners of the Algerian cup qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup. All in all, that's a lot of matches featuring Algerian teams that can added to betting coupons.
Algeria Football Odds
Although boasting a lot of talented players, Algerian football is characterised by a weaker domestic league due to the fact the best players quickly depart for other leagues around the world. As with many leagues of a lesser quality then, the domestic leagues can be low-scoring affairs dominated by defences, and the statistics prove this.
In the recently completed 2018/19 season, won by USM Alger, only 31% of matches featured three or more goals: well below the global average. It's also difficult to predict winners, which can be a curse for bookmakers as much as punters: USM Alger, the champions, won only 50% of their matches, and finished only 22 points ahead of the team in bottom place – a lesser margin than between Manchester City in 1st and Chelsea in 3rd in the English Premier League, for example.
Home form also tends to be a huge factor, with home teams averaging 1.83 points in the most recent 18/19 season. All important considerations when looking to make additions to your betting coupon.
Algerian Football History
Algeria has had a long and often successful footballing history, but perhaps the highlight was the nation's 1990 win in the Africa Cup of Nations, to date its only major competition win. The country has qualified for the 2019 edition which is to take place in Egypt in June and July, and start the competition at betting odds of around 12/1, making Algeria around the seventh favourite to add to that sole crown to date.
Algeria has qualified for the FIFA World Cup on no fewer than four occasions, and so far the country's best performance was its most recent: the 2014 World Cup when the team was knocked out by eventual winners Germany, but only after extra time, representing a brave effort.
Some of the most well-known players to grace the green and white shirt over recent years have been Riyad Mahrez (currently of Manchester City), Islam Slimani (Fenerbahçe) and Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto), representing some major talent who have helped further put Algeria on the footballing map. And lest we forget, Zinedine Zidane's parents came from the North African country too.
Domestic football has operated in Algeria since 1962, when the country first became an independent nation. Previously, Algerian born players would represent France.