AFCON 2021: Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea prediction and betting tips (January 30)
Senegal play Equatorial Guinea in the next round of the 2021 AFCON knockouts. The Lions of Teranga seem to be stronger than the National Thunder. Can they make it past Equatorial in this match?
Senegal drift calmly into the quarter-final of the 2021 AFCON
Senegal drift calmly into the quarter-final of the 2021 AFCON
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Senegal take on Equatorial Guinea in the quarter-final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 30 January 2022. The match venue is Japoma Football Stadium, Douala.

Latest betting odds

Senegal to win odds are situated at 1.60 (-165 American; 20/33 Fractional), the odds for a draw are situated at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Equatorial Guinea to win odds are situated at 7.30 (+630; 63/10).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Senegal — 60%, draw — 27%, Equatorial Guinea — 13%.

Latest betting odds on Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea (30 January 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.95 (+195; 39/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.38 (-260; 5/13)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Senegal — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Equatorial Guinea — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 3.30 (+230; 23/10)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.31 (-320; 5/16)

Match preview and statistics

Senegal drift calmly into the quarter-final of the 2021 AFCON. They haven’t lost a match in the tournament with two wins and two draws. The Lions of Teranga beat Cape Verde 2-0 in the Round of 16 to advance to the next round.

Patrick Andrade was shown the red card in the 20th minute for a foul, the card was upgraded to red following a VAR decision. Vozinha picked up a red card in the 57th minute of the second half, making two red cards for Cape Verde. Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the 63rd minute with a right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner following a corner. Goal confirmed following a VAR review.

Mane was replaced by Bamba Dieng in the 70th minute because of an injury. Ahmadou Bamba Dieng sealed the win in the 90+2 minutes with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Famara Diedhiou following a fast break. Team statistics: 63% possession, 16 total shots, nine chances created, three big chances, four shots on target, 322 accurate passes, 83% pass accuracy, 12 fouls conceded, 10 corners, four offsides, one yellow card.

Senegal team news: Sadio Mane suffered a head injury in the last match, but per reports, he’s is fine and should be available for this match.

Equatorial Guinea beat Mali 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw (AET) to advance to the quarter-finals. They have three wins and a loss in the competition.

Top stats: 42% possession, nine total shots, seven chances created, one shot on target, 294 accurate passes, 73% pass accuracy, 31 fouls conceded, two corners, four yellow cards. Mali missed three penalties, while Equatorial missed two in the shoot out.

Pablo Ganet created two chances, gave two key passes, had five accurate long balls, completed two dribbles, made three clearances, had one tackle, three interceptions and eight ball recoveries in the match.

Equatorial Guinea team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea H2H

Both teams have met only three times before. This is going to be the fourth meeting between them. Senegal have two wins, while Equatorial Guinea have one win. The Lions of Teranga won 1-0 in the last meeting.

Key players and lineups

Senegal projected starting lineup:

  • Edouard Mendy
  • Bouna Sarr
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Abdou Diallo
  • Saliou Ciss
  • Cheikhou Kouyate
  • Nampalys Mendy
  • Idrissa Gana Gueye
  • Sadio Mane
  • Boulaye Dia
  • Famara Diedhiou

Sadio Mane is the key player to watch out for. He opened the scoring in their last match against Cape Verde. Mane has two goals in the tournament, and hopes to score again in this match. Famara Diedhiou had a good game in their last match, created the most chances (4) and provided an assist.

Equatorial Guinea projected starting lineup:

  • Jesus Owono
  • Carlos Akapo
  • Saul Coco
  • Obono Esteban Obiang
  • Basilio Nchama
  • Pablo Ganet
  • Iban Salvador
  • Jose Machin
  • Josete Miranda
  • Frederic Bikoro
  • Dorian Hanza

Pablo Ganet looks forward to scoring in this match. He’s a key player to watch out for in this team. Ganet has only one goal in the tournament. Dorian Hanza is another plate to watch out for. The striker wants to get on the scoresheet and score his first goal of the competition in this game.

Betting tips and prediction

Senegal have good feelings ahead of this match, following the 2-0 victory over Cape Verde in their last match. They are yet to lose a game in the tournament with two wins and two draws so far. Sadio Mane is going to be available for the quarter-finals which is good news for Senegal. Equatorial Guinea took control of their last match and were able to snatch the win in the penalty shootout. They beat Mali 6-5 on penalties after playing a goalless draw (AET).

Senegal have a good head-to-head record against Equatorial Guinea with two wins and a loss in three meetings. The Lions of Teranga have won the previous two meetings. They won 1-0 in the last meeting. Predictions are Senegal to win, and over 1.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Senegal to win

Odds: 1.60 (-165 American; 20/33 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

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Senegal — Equatorial Guinea
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