Tip Cameroon - Algeria
Both Cameroon and Algeria are out of contention for the single place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and as they prepare to face off in Yaounde, pride is all they can fight for as both go in search of the first win in Group B. Algeria have been a pale shadow of the team that did so well in the 2014 World Cup but sitting bottom of the group with just a point, they will not have the chance for a repeat. Cameroon did not do so well at the 2014 World Cup and will not get a chance to rectify on the same as they are third in the group with three points from four matches. The two sides drew 1 – 1 in the first leg meeting in Algiers and Cameroon will be buoyed by the fact that they have never lost to Algeria. Cameroon head to the game on a run of two wins, a draw and two losses. They have one win, two draws and two losses in their last five home matches, scoring four goals and conceding eight. Cameroon have won four of their last 10 home games and are unbeaten at home in their last 23 World Cup qualifying matches. They have scored in 21 of the last 23 home matches in World Cup qualifiers but have not won any of the last five World Cup qualifiers. Algeria on the other hand have three losses, a draw and a win in their last five matches. Playing away from home, they have two losses, two draws and one win, scoring seven in the process and conceding nine. They have three wins in 10 away matches and three wins in their last 18 World Cup qualifiers away from home. Head to head, the teams have met four times and Cameroon have won two, Algeria none.
Key points Cameroon - Algeria
Algeria have managed just three wins in their last 18 away World Cup qualifiers.
Cameroon are unbeaten in the last 23 World Cup qualifiers at home.
Cameroon are winless in their last five World Cup qualifiers.
Conclusion Cameroon - Algeria
This match brings face to face the two underperformers of Group B in the qualifiers but going by their head to head runs, Cameroon stand out as favorites. They have never lost to Algeria and they will be playing at home, having pulled a 1 – 1 draw in the first leg encounter. Algeria are really struggling and will most likely lose this game.