World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Senegal vs Egypt prediction and betting tips (March 29)
Senegal host Egypt in the return leg of their World Cup qualification play-offs. The host is at a disadvantage heading into this tie. Can they do a comeback against the Pharaohs on Tuesday evening?
Sadio Mane (Senegal) has to help the team turn the situation around
Sadio Mane (Senegal) has to help the team turn the situation around

Senegal go off against Egypt in the CAF qualifier play-offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 29 March 2022. The match venue is Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade, Dakar, Senegal.

Latest odds on betting sites

Senegal to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100 American; evens), the odds for a draw are priced at 2.88 (+188; 47/25), while Egypt to win odds are priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Senegal — 50%, draw — 34%, Egypt — 16%.

Latest betting odds on Senegal vs Egypt (29 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 3.10 (+210; 21/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.36 (-275; 4/11)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.80 (+180; 9/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.38 (-260; 5/13)

Match preview and statistics

Senegal’s winning streak came to an end in their last match after losing 0-1 to Egypt in the first leg of the World Cup qualification play-offs. Even with this, they have a strong home record, unbeaten in their last 11 matches at home.

Stats from last game: 56% possession, 10 total shots, three shots on target, 304 accurate passes, 79% pass accuracy, 13 fouls committed, three offsides, four corners, one yellow card. Looking at the stats, they were the dominant side with the ball, kept more possession and completed more passes.

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

Egypt beat Senegal in the first leg of their World Cup qualification play-offs. This was their first meeting since the AFCON final and the Pharaohs made sure to get revenge. This is better for them as they have an advantage ahead of the return leg.

Stats from the match: 44% possession, nine total shots, one big chance, 230 accurate passes, 73% pass accuracy, three shots on target, 19 fouls committed, four corners, two yellow cards. Saliou Ciss's error in the fourth minute of the first half won the game for the Egyptians. Mohamed Salah shot the ball from the centre of the box but it hit the bar before rebounding off Ciss into the empty net.

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

Senegal vs Egypt H2H

Egypt and Senegal have gone head-to-head 14 times, this is going to be their 15th meeting. The Pharaohs have seven wins, while the Lions of Teranga have five wins, with two draws. In the last meeting, Egypt won 1-0 at home.

Lineups and key players

Senegal projected starting lineup:

  • Edouard Mendy
  • Bouna Sarr
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Pape Abou Cisse
  • Saliou Ciss
  • Cheikhou Kouyate
  • Nampalys Mendy
  • Idrissa Gana Gueye
  • Sadio Mane
  • Boulaye Dia
  • Ismaila Sarr

Sadio Mane is the key player to watch out for. He has to drop a good performance and help the team turn the situation around. Mane is a crucial piece at times like this for the national team. Don’t expect anything less from him in this match.

Egypt projected starting lineup:

  • Mohamed El-Shennawy
  • Mahmoud Hamdy El-Wensh
  • Mohamed Abdelmomen
  • Omar Gaber
  • Ahmed Fatouh
  • Hamdi Fathi
  • Amr El-Sulaya
  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Omar Marmoush
  • Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet

Mohamed Salah is the key player to watch out for. He was involved in the match-winner in the first leg against Senegal, hit the ball and the rebound off the post turned into an own goal. Salah has to finish the business in this match, a goal involvement should put them in a good spot to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Prediction and betting tips

Senegal are still favourites to win this fixture and qualify for the World Cup. The Lions of Teranga dominated the first leg, had more possession, took more shots, completed more passes with more accuracy. They were just unlucky with their own goal. There was nothing Ciss could have done at that spot to prevent the goal.

Egypt have the advantage going into this match, a one-goal lead against their opponent. It’s very good for their confidence against a top side that beat them in the AFCON final. All they have to do is just draw this game and they are through to the World Cup.

Predictions for this match are Senegal to win, and under 2.5 goals. The hosts have a very strong home record, unbeaten in 11 straight home matches. They have the home advantage in this game and just like the Pharaohs won at home, the Lions of Teranga are expected to reciprocate the same at their own ground.

Betting prediction: Senegal to win

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 3.10 (+210 American; 21/10 Fractional)

FootballFIFA World Cup 2022. CAF qualifiers. Play-offs
Senegal — Egypt
Over 2.5 goals
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