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AFCON – Senegal vs Guinea: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the AFCON between Senegal and Guinea and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Senegal and Guinea lock horns at the Kouekong Stadium for a top-of-the-table clash in the Group B of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Both sides aim to make it six points from six in their respective AFCON campaigns, having won their opening games. Senegal sealed a nail-biting 1-0 win over Zimbabwe, while Guinea edged Malawi by the same scoreline.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Senegal and Guinea in Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Senegal unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Senegal unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Senegal’s last 15 of 17 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Senegal’s last 10 at home matches in the row.
  • Guinea did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Guinea’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Guinea scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Guinea have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.

Current form — Senegal v. Guinea

The Lions of Teranga claimed opening win

Senegal began their AFCON campaign by beating Zimbabwe 1-0. It wasn’t their most impressive performance, but the three points were all that mattered. They’re now unbeaten in their last eight games across all competitions (W7 D1).

National Elephants happy with premiere

Guinea, like Senegal, kicked off their AFCON campaign with a 1-0 win. They overcame Malawi in their opening fixture, extending their winning streak to two matches.

How do the bookies view it?

The bookmakers favor Senegal to snatch all 3 points. Aliou Cisse’s side boast odds of 1.95 with Bet365 for this clash. ComeOn! is offering 3.40 for the match to finish square, while a Guinea win pays out at 6.00 with Betfair.

Senegal v. Guinea — fixture history

The Lions of Teranga enter the match against Guinea with a 3-1-1 record in their previous 5 encounters. This amounts to a 60% winning ratio for Senegal, with Guinea victorious in 20% of the last 5 encounters. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 3 times in their past 5 encounters. Both teams found the back of the net 4 times in those 5 matches.

Current table in the Africa Cup of Nations

The current Africa Cup of Nations table shows these two sides on the same number of points so far this season. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 2 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Senegal clashing with Guinea over three points on Friday.

Top marksman

Sadio Mane has been the most consistent scorer for Senegal recently and will probably be their biggest threat on Friday. Meanwhile, Guinea will be looking to Issiaga Sylla in the hope that he will add more goals to his current tally.