Senegal and Zimbabwe will clash in the first round of the group stage at CAN 2022. Our forecast for the forthcoming encounter is also on the table. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at download 1xbet app.
Senegal have never won a major tournament on the African continent, but they are among the favourites in the upcoming competition. Senegal have qualified for the CAN 2022 tournament with ease, finishing top of the group with 14 points from six rounds – four wins and two draws.
Senegal were also productive in the second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, finishing first in the quartet (five wins and one draw) against the likes of Togo, Namibia, Congo.
Zimbabwe will play in the final part of the African Nations Cup for only the fifth time in their history. In 2019, this national team finished last in the group stage, finishing in last place in company with Egypt, Uganda and DR Congo.
During the qualifying cycle for the current competition, Zimbabwe beat Zambia to finish second in the group, dominated by Algeria, and the national team fell in qualification for the Mundial, scoring only two points in quartet G.
Statistics and figures
Senegal have recorded five wins in their past six matches
Zimbabwe are unbeaten in their last 12 fixtures in all tournaments
Senegal have beaten Zimbabwe in all three head-to-head encounters
Senegal have scored two goals in all games against Zimbabwe
Bookmakers have no doubt that Senegal will once again upset Zimbabwe and start the tournament with a win. That said, it’s unlikely that the favourites in this encounter will use up all their potential and expend a lot of physical strength from the first round. We suggest a combined bet on a Senegal win and a TU(3.5) goal for odds of 1.71.