Senegal - Egypt betting tip & odds comparison 06.02.2022
Gameweek 0 in the Africa Cup of Nations will see the clash between Senegal and Egypt at Stade omnisport Paul Biya. Kick-off time is at 8:00 PM on Feb 6, 2022. In our preview of Senegal vs. Egypt we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Africa Cup of Nations fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
In their last five Africa Cup of Nations encounters, Senegal managed to get 2 wins against Egypt, while Egypt scored 2 wins. On 1 occasion, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that Senegal played against Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations, we get the following record: 1 win for Senegal, 1 draw and 0 wins for Egypt.
In what could easily pass as a script from a Merseyside playwright, Liverpool mercurial duo Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah will both lead their respective countries Senegal and Egypt to battle in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final which will be played in Yaounde.
Senegal have woken up from a slumber in the group stages while Egypt are battle-tested after prevailing in a series of tough assignments all the way from the group stage.
With everything coming down to this game, we can expect yet another tough encounter here with very thin margins for error. In this preview, we will focus on 1xBet and Cloudbet markets and prices for our AFCON 2021 Final predictions.
Senegal came into this tournament as one of the favourites to win it all. However, they looked quite ordinary in the group stages winning one and drawing the other two group games 0-0. That win came in the opening group game against Zimbabwe which also seemed to be headed towards a goalless stalemate only for Mane’s 97th-minute penalty to steal all three points on offer.
They ended up topping the group and have subsequently looked better and better with each knockout match, starting with a 2-0 win over Cape Verde followed by 3-1 victories over both Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso who they most recently disposed of in the semifinals.
The Lions of Teranga have come so close yet so far before in the tournament. They have a wealth of superstars in the team led by Mane. Could this be the year that Aliou Cisse and his troops finally take the West African nation to the Promised Land?
Egypt also had a slow start to the tournament losing 1-0 to Nigeria on opening day before eventually finishing second behind them in their Group D after reciprocating that same scoreline in their favour against the other Group D opponents Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.
The Pharaohs held a highly fancied Ivory Coast side goalless before pipping them in the post-match spot-kicks in the round of 16. The next two knockout games followed a similar format, with the Egyptians keeping their composure to defeat Morocco and hosts Cameroon in extra time and post-match penalties respectively.
That Cameroon semifinal was quite chaotic with manager Carlos Queiroz getting his marching orders right at the end and will therefore be forced to follow the proceedings from the stands.
- Gueye. P
- COACH: Aliou Cissé
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
- Abou Gabal
- COACH: Carlos Quieroz
- MISSING PLAYERS: El-Shanawy (Back), Hegazy (Leg)
SENEGAL VS EGYPT PREDICTIONS
We expect a tight affair here as has been the case in all of Egypt’s games in this tournament. They have basically been suffocating games and then eking out wins on the basis of their guile and big-game experience. They will certainly set themselves up in a similar manner here in the finals. This means we are likely to have a very close tussle to start the game with few opportunities either way. However, things are likely to open up in the 2nd half of the game as the adrenalin checks in and the magnitude of the moment reckons for the players. Senegal in particular have been late-game performers, especially in these knockout rounds. For the first of our betting tips today, we are backing the 2nd half of this game to have more goals than the 1st @ 2.26 with 1xBet betting app.
Senegal have the better players on paper and have been more impressive on the pitch too. Egypt have huffed and puffed their way to the final, with Salah, the only big-name talent in a cast of mostly home-based players. The Lions of Teranga have the extra motivation of trying to make amends for losing the 2019 final and win their maiden cup. We feel if they can keep their nerves, they should be able to get the job done. Cloudbet have them priced @ 1.54 to lift the trophy and we feel this is a great option to go with as our final call for this clash of the titans.