Senegal vs Cape Verde: prediction for the Africa Cup of Nations match
Senegal and Cape Verde square off in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. Who will progress to the next round of the tournament? Our prediction is in the article below.
Senegalare the two-time AFCON silver medalists. They also participated in the final stage of the FIFA World Cup twice and have a good chance of making the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, too - the Lions of Teranga finished the previous round of qualification on top of their group, beating Togo, Namibia and Congo.
Aliou Cissé's charges are unbeaten at the current tournament. However, the Lions of Teranga scored only one goal in their three group matches - they defeated Zimbabwe (1:0) and recorded goalless draws against Guinea (0:0) and Malawi (0:0).
Cape Verde will play in the knockout stages for the second time in their third appearance in the competition. In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers,Bubista's men couldn't not make it to the playoffs - Nigeria beat them by two points.
At the group stage of the Africa Cups of Nations, the Blue Sharks recorded a victory over Ethiopia (1:0), lost to Burkina Faso (0:1) and drew with Cameroon (1:1), which allowed them to secure qualification as one of the highest-ranked third-placed teams.
Senegal won the last 5 head-to-head games.
This bet played in 3 of the last 5 games of Senegal.
In 2 of the last 4 games of Cape Verde, this bet won.
We think that Senegal are a stronger side here. The Lions of Teranga haven't been particularly impressive so far, but they have much more experience and a very powerful team.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Senegal
Senegal have struggled in front of goal in the tournament so far, but we believe that today they will be able to break the spell. Senegal have quality performers in attack and it is very unusual that they have scored only one goal in three games.
Second bet - total over 2.5 goals