Senegal vs Cape Verde: Match Preview & Betting Predictions
The Afcon 2021 knockout stage is in full swing with the latest edition being the Senegal vs Cape Verde clash at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam today.
The Lions of Teranga failed to impress in their group stage Afcon fixtures, only bagging a single win in their 3 opening games. This is the 3rd consecutive time the team have made it into the knockout stage at Afcon and will be hoping to do better than their previous attempt.
Cape Verde also haven’t been able to win in their last 2 knockout stage appearances at Afcon and they too will be trying to end their losing spell.
Which team will emerge victorious? Read on for Senegal vs Cape Verde head-to-head, team news and betting tips.
Senegal vs Cape Verde Head-to-Head
The two teams have clashed a total of 18 times in their history, with Senegal walking away with 14 wins, Cape Verde winning 2 and 2 games ending in a draw. The Blue Sharks have been unable to win a single game against the Lions of Teranga in their last 3 encounters.
Overall in Afcon history, Senegal tend to have a better performance. However, both teams are coming into the match following a defeat, so it could be anyone’s game.
Senegal vs Cape Verde Team News
Senegal are enjoying an injury-free run and are expected to go into the match with all their key players in action. We expect Mane to lead the attacking side with Mendy as goalkeeper. Kouyate will be out as he’s currently suspended due to a second yellow card in their last match.
The Blue Sharks are also without injury concerns and will be heading into the match without suspension troubles. Fans will be expecting a lot from the team as they face the Lions of Teranga in top form today.
Senegal vs Cape Verde Betting Tips
Senegal may have had a quiet group stage, but the team is home to some of the best football players in Africa. We go with a comfortable Senegal bet on this one with the following odds breakdown:
Senegal to win: 1.68 odds
Cape Verde to win: 8.10 odds
Draw: 3.40 odds