Senegal will play with Guinea in the second round of the group stage of the African Cup of Nations Quartet B. The match will take place on January 14.
The Senegal national team easily overcame the qualification for the African Cup, becoming the first in its group, breaking away by five points from the closest pursuer.
The Lions of Teranga also performed confidently in the 2022 World Cup qualification, and advanced to the third stage of qualification from the first line, finishing the tournament with a victory over Congo (2: 0) at home.
The composition of the Senegalese is very decent. Most football players play in the strongest teams in European championships. There are representatives of PSG, Napoli, Liverpool and a number of other clubs.
At the start of this competition, Senegal beat Zimbabwe with great difficulty, winning 1-0, scoring the decisive goal in the seventh minute of injury time from a penalty kick, which was converted by Sadio Mane .
The Guinea team did pretty well in qualifying for CAN 2021, but finished only second in their quartet, two points behind Mali at the finish line.
But the “elephants of the nation” could not reach the third stage of the selection for the 2022 World Cup. They were only third with just four points in six games, well behind the quartet winner.
The leader of the Guineans is Naby Keita , who plays for Liverpool. The game of the team in attack largely depends on his condition.
But he did not become the hero of the first meeting of Guinea in the tournament, where the Malawi team was minimally beaten (1:0). The goal was scored by Toulouse forward Issaiga Silla.
In the last five head-to-head games of these teams, Senegal has won three times, and Guinea has won the other two meetings.
Forecast and rate
In this fight, 1xbet app download give preference to nominal hosts. Senegal is offered 1.85 to win.
Guinea’s victory is given – 4.82 , a draw is valued – at 3.24.
Both teams scored three points in the first round, and in a face-to-face meeting they will obviously not mind sharing points. Therefore, you should not expect particularly active actions from them in attack and a lot of goals scored.