Senegal vs Benin
Competition: Africa Cup of Nations
Date: 10 July 2019
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
As expected and predicted here, Senegal beat Uganda in the round of 16, even though, truth is, I expected them to score more than once. Especially after taking the lead early, thanks to Sadio Mane’s goal in the 15th minute, “Senegal and over 1.5” looked very good, but the Senegalese failed to score again and finish the game off. At least they kept a clean clean, limiting Uganda’s visits to their box. As for Mane, he missed another penalty, just like in Senegal’s last group match, and after the game he told reporters he is stepping aside as the team’s first penalty taker. Aliou Cissé, his coach, insisted that the Liverpool star will keep taking their penalties, but Mane himself looked convinced that it would be better for the team if someone else stepped in. Two missed penalties in back-to-back matches are enough to shaken anyone’s confidence…
Benin have already gone further than in any previous appearance of theirs in AFCON finals. Their win over Morocco on penalties, in the round of 16, made them… heroes back home. They definitely needed a good deal of luck, as Ziyech missed a penalty deep into added time, with the score at 1-1. Morocco were also the team that missed the best scoring chance in extra time. Also, Benin had to play with 10 men for more than 25 minutes in extra time, as they had a player sent off (centre-back and captain Khaled Adénon is obviously unavailable in this match). In the penalty shootout out though, Benin were perfect, four out of four, while Morocco missed two of their first three. What a surprise, what a massive success for modest Benin…
Previous five matches:
Uganda vs Senegal 0-1
Kenya vs Senegal 0-3
Senegal vs Algeria 0-1
Senegal vs Tanzania 2-0
Senegal vs Nigeria 1-0
Morocco vs Benin 1-1
Benin vs Cameroon 0-0
Benin vs Guinea-Bissau 0-0
Ghana vs Benin 2-2
Benin vs Mauritania 3-1
The winners will face the winners of Nigeria vs South Africa in the semifinals.
Senegal vs Benin: Head to head Stats
Senegal and Benin have met five times in the past, four games have gone Senegal’s way, and all Benin have managed is a draw. Total goals, 7-3.
Senegal vs Benin: Prediction
I feel this is the.. end of the line for Benin. I just don’t see how they can produce another mega surprise in this tournament.
Senegal vs Benin: Betting Tips
A simple Senegal win is at 1.50. Combined with “under 2.5 goals” it pays 2.62.Do you want daily and profitable Betting Tips?
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