Algeria were comfortable winners over Zimbabwe on Thursday and can qualify for the 2022 African Cup of Nations with another victory on Monday. With a perfect record, a fourth straight win would earn Algeria a spot at the finals.
Zimbabwe sit in second spot in African Cup of Nations qualification Group H, but trail Algeria by five points after losing 3-1 in the reserve fixture last week.
Tino Kadewere's 79th minute goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation after Zimbabwe trailed 3-0 at Stade du 5-Juillet-1962 in Algiers.
It is an even record of one win, one draw and one defeat so far in the campaign for Zdravko Logarusic's side. They started with a 0-0 draw at home to Botswana in November last year before defeating Zambia 2-1 away thanks to a Khama Billiat double.
Zimbabwe Team News
Goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze suffered an ankle injury in the defeat to Algeria and has been replaced in the squad by Petros Mhari.
Bournemouth defender Jordan Zemura made his Zimbabwe debut against Algeria last week and is expected to retain his place.
Hamilton forward David Moyo earned his first cap from the bench in that game and comes into the frame for a first start.
Goalkeepers: Talbert Shumba, Nelson Chadya, Petros Mhari
Defenders: Tendayi Darikwa, Jordan Zemura, Adam Chicksen, Divine Lunga, Alec Mudimu, Teenage Hadebe, Jimmy Dzingai, Victor Kamhuka
Midfielders: Tafadzwa Rusike, Ovidy Karuru, Khama Billiat, King Nadolo, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Knowledge Musona, Marvelous Nakamba
Forwards: Terrence Dzvukamanja, Prince Dube, Tino Kadewere, David Moyo
Algeria made it a perfect start to the African Cup of Nations campaign with a third straight win as they beat Zimbabwe 3-1 on Thursday.
Baghdad Bounedjah and Sofiane Feghouli scored first-half goals before Riyad Mahrez added a third after the break. Tino Kadewere got a late consolation for Zimbabwe.
Algeria started with a 5-0 win over Zambia as Bounedjah grabbed a double and Ramy Bensebaini, Youcef Belaili and Hillal Soudani all got on the scoresheet. Belaili then got the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Botswana.
Algeria Team News
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi is expected to name an unchanged side from Thursday's victory over Zimbabwe. Farid Boulaya and Karim Aribi both earned their first caps as substitutes in the win and can expect more game time.
Goalkeepers: Azzedine Doukha, Alexandre Oukidja, Raïs M'Bolhi
Defenders: Aïssa Mandi, Mehdi Tahrat, Djamel Benlamri, Réda Halaïmia, Ayoub Abdellaoui, Ramy Bensebaini, Houcine Benayada
Midfielders: Riyad Mahrez, Farid Boulaya, Sofiane Feghouli, Yacine Brahimi, Adam Ounas, Mehdi Zerkane, Haris Belkebla, Adlène Guedioura, Mehdi Abeid, Saïd Benrahma, Ismaël Bennacer
Forwards: Baghdad Bounedjah, Andy Delort, Karim Aribi
Zimbabwe vs Algeria Head to Head
Algeria's win last week ended a run of three successive draws between the nations. Overall, Algeria now lead 3-1 in the head to head with three draws.
Zimbabwe vs Algeria Odds
Algeria are 1.66 favourites to repeat last week's win with Betfair
. Zimbabwe are 4.60 outsiders with a draw priced at 3.40.
Zimbabwe vs Algeria Stats
- Algeria have won all 3 matches in African Cup of Nations qualification.
- Algeria have won 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
- Algeria have won 7 of their last 10 away matches (all competitions).
- Algeria are unbeaten in their last 4 matches against Zimbabwe (all competitions).
- Zimbabwe have won 1 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).