⚽️ Competition: Africa Cup of Nations Qualification, Group I
🗓 Date: 13.11.2019
🏟 Location: Stade Lat Dior
💡 Betting Tips: Senegal (-2.5)
📈 Odds: 2.55
💳 Stake: 3/10
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On July 19, 2019 Algeria won the final of the Africa Cup 2019 1-0 against Senegal. Just four months later, the African Football Association CAF is already starting the group stage of qualifying for the Africa Cup 2021, which will be held next year in Cameroon. Vice-African Champion Senegal meets Republic of Congo in Group I on Matchday 1. In addition, Guinea-Bissau and Swaziland were wound up in the group.
Senegal vs Congo Free Betting Tips
Of course the lions from Teranga are not only favorites in the qualifying group but also in the first game at home against the Republic of Congo. While Senegal is Africa’s best team as the 20th FIFA World Cup, the Republic of Congo’s national football team is only in 92nd place. The “Diables Rouges” did not qualify for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Also the bookmakers see the hosts on Wednesday evening in the Stade Lat Dior of Thiès clearly ahead. At the Qualifying Game Senegal Vs. Congo have odds for a home win of up to 1.17. Of course, since these odds are really low, we have to look for supposedly higher-yielding bets. In the end, we will play Senegal vs Congo our bet on the bet “Senegal despite a handicap of -2.5 goals.”
Senegal – Statistics & Current Form
The national team of Senegal had gone to top stars like Sadio Mané (Liverpool) or Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) as one of the title contenders in the Africa Cup in 2019. In the end, the Senegalese also reached the final, where they had to defeat Algeria 1-0. The desert foxes worked well as a team at the finals, while the lions of the Teranga were more likely to throw their individual strengths into the ring.
In addition, the team of national coach Aliou Cissé missed during the tournament no less than four penalties. The defense of Senegalese was very secure and conceded in the whole African Cup only two goals, both against Algeria. However, Liverpool striker Mané often can not score as much in the national team as in the club. The top star of the Reds is often cramped because Mané wants to do everything alone in many situations.
After the Africa Cup 2019 Senegal played five international matches. With the 1-1 in a friendly against Brazil on October 10, the Senegalese could celebrate a great success. The other four games were part of the qualification for the African Nations Championship 2020. Only players who play in the national leagues of their home countries are eligible to play in this tournament. Here Senegal missed the participation in the next final round. The Aus took place in the second qualifying round against Guinea.
For the two upcoming games against Congo and Swaziland Nationalcoach Sissé has almost all top stars on board. Only the Schalke Salif Sané can not participate in the internationals. The central defender tore the outer meniscus on the left knee during the game in Augsburg and will probably fail for three to four months. For him Ousseynou Thioune was nominated by FC Sochaux.
Especially at home in the qualification for the African Championship, the Senegalese are strong. In the last 16 home games, there was only one defeat – against the Ivory Coast. The Teranga lions played 13x to zero and won 14 games. This great home record certainly speaks very clearly before the game Senegal vs Congo for a prediction on the host.
Expected lineup of Senegal:
↪ Gomis – Sabaly, Thioune, Koulibaly, Gassama – Gueye, N’Diaye – Saivet, Mané, Sarr – Niang
Last matches of Senegal:
⚽️ 20.10.2019 – Guinea Vs. Senegal 1: 0 (African Nations Championship)
⚽️ 10/10/2019 – Brazil vs. Senegal 1: 1 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 21.09.2019 – Senegal Vs. Guinea 1: 0 (African Nations Championship)
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Senegal Vs. Liberia 3: 0 (African Nations Championship)
⚽️ 28.07.2019 – Liberia Vs. Senegal 1: 0 (African Nations Championship)
Congo – Statistics & Current Form
The national football team of the Republic of Congo was able to celebrate its greatest success in 1972 by winning the African Cup. In addition, the Diables Rouges made it twice in the quarterfinals (1992 and 2015). However, between 2002 and 2019, the Congolese men only reached the final round of the Africa Cup in 2015 (2015). Coach Valdo Candido Filho has appointed 22 players to the squad for the two games against Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.
The most well-known player is certainly Thiévy Bifouma, who is under contract with Turkish first division side Yeni Malatyaspor. From the 2nd Bundesliga is Silvere Ganvoula from VfL Bochum in the squad. The 23-year-old striker has not played for his country for more than a year, but caused a stir in the second league with his eight goals and five assists this season.
With the eight goals Ganvoula is currently on the second place in the scoring list in the 2nd Bundesliga. Whoever trusts the second-league goalkeeper could play Senegal vs. Match. Congo try a tip on Ganvoula.
Unlike Senegal, the Republic of Congo has qualified for the finals of the 2020 African Nations Championship. The “Diables Rouges” prevailed in the second round against Equatorial Guinea. Brazilian coach Valdo Candido Filho has been in charge of the national team since 2018. He is already the ninth national coach since 2010.
Before the two upcoming games, the coach earned much criticism for not considering the former captain of the national team, Barel Mouko. Instead, Filho called Christoffer Mafoumbi, who previously sat in the Blackpool in the third English league only on the bench. Injured missing Marvin Baudry and Baron Kibamba. Mavis Tchibota and Merveil Ndockyt are suspended for disciplinary action.
Expected formation of Congo:
↪ Mafoumbi – Magnocele, Itoua, Mayembo, Ikouma – Tsouka – Makouta, Avounou, Andzouana, Bifouma – Ganvoula
Last matches of Congo:
⚽️ 20.10.2019 – Congo Vs. Equatorial Guinea 1: 0 (African Nations Championship)
⚽️ 10/10/2019 – Thailand vs. Congo 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Equatorial Guinea vs. Congo 2: 2 (African Nations Championship)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Zimbabwe Vs. Congo 2: 0 (African Championship qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Congo Vs. DR Congo 1: 1 (Africa Championship Qualification)
Senegal vs Congo Direct Comparison
The national teams of Senegal and the Republic of Congo met only three times on each other. In the duels the Diables Rouges won only one point, in June 2005 with a 0: 0 at home. In addition, a test match and a game in the context of the World Cup qualifiers, the two were lost 0: 2.
Senegal vs Congo Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
The national team of the Republic of Congo travels to Senegal with a handicap. The coach had almost no time to prepare with his players for the upcoming game. Even for the guest trainer, the chance of winning his team is only five percent. The home side, however, can compete almost full and cast their home strength in the ring.
Key Facts – Senegal vs Congo tips
💫 Senegal have been without qualms in their qualifiers for the Africa Cup for nine home matches, winning eight games
💫 From the last five appearances in qualifying for the Africa Cup, the Diables Rouges scored just one point
💫 The Republic of Congo has yet to win any international match against Senegal
The conditions for the first qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 in Group I are clear: The acting Vice-African Champion receives the number 92 in the world at home. Anything but a clear victory of the hosts would be a surprise for the bookmakers and also for us. We trust the national team to Sadio Mané and Co. a clear home win against the Diables Rouges.
Senegal is better occupied by classes and plays at home. In addition, the guests have to replace some players and have little preparation time for the game. Thus, we set the game Senegal Vs. Congo our tip on a handicap victory of the home side despite a handicap of 2.5 goals.