MC Alger vs Mbabane Swallows – CAF Confederation Cup.
Stade du 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers – 20th June 2017, 22:00
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
MC Alger will host Mbabane Swallows hoping to build on the point snatched in their last head-to-head clash – 0-0 draw at Somhlolo National Stadium – and defend their top 2 spot once again by bagging a win currently priced at 1/3!
They have obviously lost on consistency recently as we’ve seen them bag just one win in four games, with two losses and one draw also on record, but they have an impeccable home series and it does seem they’re more than ready to make use of it and secure the next round.
Mouloudia have a seven-match winning streak in front of the home fans across competitions and it’s tough to see the visitors deny them a next episode of such a superior series on the day. They’ve been impressive all around and conceded just three goals in the process, managing a high total of 17 on the other end.
With that in mind, we do believe they’ll outclass their rivals as well and bag the all-important points possibly topping the group table. Mbabane Swallows haven’t played as many matches and while they should come less fatigued, they might have lost competitiveness in the process as well as stability. They’ve held their rivals to a goalless draw but usually have much less success away from home.
Thabo Vilakati’s men have just ended their five-match winless streak with a 1-3 win at Swaziland Premier League strugglers Highlanders, which shouldn’t be too much of a confidence booster. They fail to regularly score goals and we don’t see them bagging any in Algiers.
We’ll now also back the home side to keep a clean sheet with what should be a banker bet at 4/7, as we hope to see another rock-solid display from MCA. They have managed four clean sheets in their last seven games at Stade du 5 Juillet 1962 and with high stakes involved, we expect a similar display, where they’ll wait for counterattack chances rather than go with an all-out attacking approach from early in the game.
MC Alger vs Mbabane Swallows betting tips:
MC Alger to win 1/3 – Get best odds here
MC Alger to keep a clean sheet 4/7 – Get best odds here