Big Game Focus: Senegal v Tanzania

Senegal are considered to be among the favourites to win the AFCON 2019, given the brilliant squad and they will start things off against Tanzania today. Bet on the match here.

The Lions of Terenga come into this game in search of a seventh straight victory, and they have been priced favorably in our website.  The question that begs is, will the Lions start off with a victory, or will their trophy hunt take a bad turn?

Tanzania have made it to this tournament for the second time, after taking up a place in 1980. They will be out to better their group stage exit in that edition, but do they have the required talent? Taifa Stars are incredibly outmatched compared to one of the strongest – if not the strongest – group of players on the continent.

Betting preview

Senegal have remained unbeaten since losing against Colombia at the last World Cup in Russia. They have recorded six straight ahead of this tournament. You can back Senegal to win at odds of 1.40 here.

The Lions will start this meeting without their best offensive asset Sadio Mané and Under 2.5 Goals have been scored in Senegal's last five games and in four of Tanzania's last five games. You can bet on Under 2.5 Goals offered at odds of 1.50.

Both teams have found the back of the net in one of senegal’s last six meetings. At the same time, both teams have not scored in eight of Tanzania’s last ten fixtures. Both Teams to Score No is priced at 1.40 and you can back that for fair value.

Team news

Senegalese star Sadio Mané participated in his first collective training session with his teammates but he will be absent in the first match against Tanzania because of a suspension.

Emmanuel Amunike’s Taifa Stars are back in the Africa Cup of Nations 39 years after their only previous appearance. He will be looking to a few household names in the squad such as Erasto Nyoni, Kelvin Yondani and Mbwana Samatta for leadership

Possible line ups

Sénégal: Mendy, Koulibaly, Sane, Sabaly, Wague, N’Diaye, Gueye, Niang, Keita, Diatta, Sarr

Tanzanie: Manula, Ramadhani, Morris, Yondani, Michael, Salum, Mao, Msuva, Bocco, Mussa, Samata