Lions of Teranga host the Menas of Niger at home in a bid to maintain their unbeaten record in this stage of the AFCON 2017 qualifiers.
The Niger team will be looking to win this game and get on to the same points as their opponents who currently leading the group.
Niger are currently 3 points behind Senegal and they third in the group, but on same point as Burundi in second position.
- Senegal have concede only 1 goal in this stage og the qualifiers and they have scored 5 goals whereas Niger have conceded 2 and scored only 1.
- Senegal haven’t been in much action lately but have played 2 international friendlies in the last 6 months which ended in a win and a loss.
- Niger are no better in form as they drew their last game which was against Togo.
Senegal: Team News
The coach have called up 26 players for the game and the return leg away at Niger. Konate is injured and will miss the two clashes.
Senegal: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Abdoulaye Diallo-Lamine Sane, Pape Ndiaye Souare, Kara Mbodj, Kalidou Koulibaly-Idrissa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Kouyate, Cheikh Ndoye, Mohammed Diame-Sadio Mane, Papisse Cisse
Niger: Team News
The coach Francois Zahoui has named a 27 man squad for the double header, with the next match against the same opposition at their home turf on 29th March.
Niger: predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Daouda Kassaly- Koffi, Mohamed Soumalia, Kader Amadou, souley salomoune- Mohamed Ali Beitar Ramla, Karim Konate, Abdoul samad Oumarou, Issiakou Koudize-Moussa Issa Mossi, Moussa Maazou.
Senegal vs Niger: Head-To-Head Stats
Both Teams have played 5 games against each other and Senegal have had the better part of the games winning 3 of the games, while they have lost 1 and drew 1.
The last game between Senegal and Niger ended in a 1-1 draw.
Senegal vs Niger: Prediction
Senegal are the favourites in this fixture as their team seem stronger and more experienced in the game.
Senegalese team are not goal shy and have a tendency of scoring heavy in these kinds of fixtures, while the Niger team are having a low scoring form.
I expect Senegal to win this game against Niger by 2-1.