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Senegal is set to square it out with Equatorial Guinea in AFCON 2022 quarterfinals. It is one of those AFCON 2022 matches you don’t want to miss. The Lions of Teranga were touted as one of the favourites to lift the AFCON trophy given that they reached the finals last time. Can they secure a place in the semis? Read our preview for details on this game and other AFCON predictions .
- 1 Our Best Predictions for Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2022 Quarterfinals
- 2 The Best Betting Odds and Latest Team Stats for Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea
- 3 Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea: Quarterfinals Preview, Team News and Lineups
- 4 FAQs-Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea
Our Best Predictions for Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2022 Quarterfinals
Senegal and Equatorial Guinea have met in the AFCON tournament back in 2012. Both teams were in Group A of that tournament and Senegal finished last with zero points. However, currently ranked 20th by FIFA, the Lions of Teranga are the best team in Africa. Their hope of securing a place in the AFCON 2022 semis will depend on how they fare against defensive Equatorial Guinea in this match. Here are the best two picks for this game and analysis by Football Whispers.
Draw at the break @ 9/10 (1.90)
This fixture will not be easy for either side. While the bookies have given Senegal a big edge of around 6.5 points ahead of Equatorial Guinea to win this fixture, the latter have played a highly defensive game. Equatorial Guinea has leaked only one goal and kept three clean sheets in four games played so far. They have not been scoring lots of goals either, having found the net only twice. We expect Senegal to sweat for goals in this game, perhaps more than they have done since the AFCON 2022 started.
Senegal favourites to win @ 11/20 (1.55)
Senegal has the firepower to win this game. While they should find it hard to break down Equatorial Guinea, the Lions of Teranga have the best attackers in this match. They also have a strong defence, having kept four clean sheets, two of which have been victories, in four games so far.
The Best Betting Odds and Latest Team Stats for Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea
We have sampled top UK bookies with the best odds for Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2022 quarterfinals. Also, see a different table with the latest stats for this game.
Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea: Quarterfinals Preview, Team News and Lineups
Senegal progressed to this stage with a 2-0 regular time victory over Cape Verde in the knockout stage match. The Lions of Teranga will look to stem their strong showing in the ongoing AFCON with another win. In the last game, Senegal’s 2-0 win was viewed as a smooth sail through given that they played against a ten-man, Cape Verde. The Lions of Teranga had an average ball possession of 63%. They converted two of their four shots on target and blocked five shots. Moreover, Senegal had 10 corners against 1 for Cape Verde and missed three big chances. Nine shots inside Cape Verde’s box against two shots for the opponents means the Lions of Teranga were very offensive in the knockout fixture. We expect another offensive game from Senegal in this quarterfinals match against Equatorial Guinea.
However, things could be a little more difficult for Senegal in this match against a high defensive team in Equatorial Guinea. A barren draw in regular time for Equatorial Guinea in the knockout match showed just how a solid defence could be helpful in the quest for the AFCON trophy.
A 42% ball possession and only one shot on target against Mali in the knockout game is another reason to believe Equatorial Guinea will even be more defensive in this game. They only had two corner kicks against six in the knockout stage match.
Senegal predicted lineup: Mendy, Sarr, Koulibaly, Diallo, Ciss, Pape, Mendy, Idrissa, Dia, Mane and Diedhoiu.
Equatorial Guinea predicted lineup: Owono, Akapo, Orozco, Coco, Ndong, Salvador, Ganet, Machin, Miranda, Bikono and Hanza.
FAQs-Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea
When is the Quarterfinals match taking place?
The game is scheduled for Sunday, 30th January 2022.
What time will the game start?
Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea will kick off at 22:00 GMT+3
Where will the game take place?
Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon