Senegal vs Tanzania
Africa – Cup of Nations
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: 30 June Stadium (Cairo).
Along with hosts Egypt, star-studded Senegal is tipped to be a major force in this competition. Doing justice to their tag, the team has been running riot in their recent games. They are currently on a winning streak of six games, and only one goal has been conceded from these matches in total.
The focal point of Senegalese attack will surely be Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane, who just experienced continental glory with Champions League triumph. Complemented by Kalidou Koulibaly at the back, and former captain Aliou Cisse at the helm as manager, fans expect the squad could go all the way and deliver the nation their maiden Cup of Nations triumph.
Tanzania hopes to gain some experience from their campaign, rather than have unrealistic expectations. Wins have been coming seldom for them. The team was able to pull off just three wins from their last 19 attempts. Their last game saw them playing to a draw against Zimbabwe, with the scoreline reading 1-1.
More seriously, they have been struggling to perform away from home for quite a long time, with six of their last seven attempts on the road resulting in losses.
Senegal vs Tanzania Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have met just once so far.
- The sole game came ten years back, in the African Nations Championship Round 1.
- Then, Senegal recorded a 1-0 win.
- As such, Tanzania is yet to avoid a loss or score a goal against this opponent.
Senegal vs Tanzania Prediction
Senegal is on a six-match winning run and will hope it to make seven in a row. The team scored two or more goals in seven of their last eleven games and conceded just one from their last six fixtures. Going back, the team lost just twice in their last 20 ties – one coming against Colombia in the World Cup and another one against WC finalists Croatia.
On the other hand, Tanzania was winless in 16 of their last 19 fixtures and had an eleven-match winless run during this stretch. Importantly, their sole h2h tie came in another edition of this tournament, ten years back, and ended in a loss. Sadly, the group could not even record a goal in the game.
Moreover, the Senegalese are widely tipped to be the outright favorites to lift the crown, and it’s supremely important that they begin on the right note. Considering that they have got a comparatively easier opponent, a huge win will be targeted, which would keep the momentum going, and make a statement to the rest of the teams as well.
Senegal vs Tanzania Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Senegal to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Senegal to Score in First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).