Algiers derby set to light up Algeria this weekend

USM Alger take on MC Alger in the Algiers derby this weekend on Saturday 24th February, with kick-off taking place at 4pm at the Stade du 5 Juillet stadium.

The two teams are separated by just two points, and both sides believe they still stand a chance of winning the Algerian League title despite just ten matches remaining in the division.

MC Alger sit in 3rd coming into this game, on 33 points and six points behind the league leaders CS Constantine, whilst USMA are 4th on 31 points.

USMA have lost only three of their last 15 Algiers derby games, and they will have the majority of the fans inside the ground as it is their home fixture this weekend.

Striker Oussama Darfalou should be fit in time for the weekend, however Abderrahmane Meziane and Faouzi Yaya are injury doubts for the game and face a race to be fit.

Mouloudia have less preparation for the big match as they had a mid-week game in the CAF Champions League against Congolese side AS Otoho, which also took place at the Stade du 5 Juillet.

A loss for either side would be devastating and surely end their hopes for the 2017/18 league title. You can follow live updates of the match on @DZFootball_en.

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