Senegal vs Zimbabwe
African Cup of Nation 2017 – Group B
Date: Thursday, 19th January 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Franceville.
Zimbabwe, one of the Africa Cup of nation’s big team threat lock horns with Senegal on match day 2.
Senegal gave a pace performance in their first game of the championship. The terenga lion scored 2 second half goal as they see off treat from their North African opponent “Tunisia”. In addition, that was their first win over Tunisia after a long 40 years of wait; a record that will definitely be a perfect emotion boast a competition long. Moreover, Senegal sits top of the Group with 3 points.
Zimbabwe almost staged what could have been tagged as the tournament upset, when they played Algeria on match day 1. The warriors demonstrated quick response skill, by almost immediately levelling thing up haven conceded first; Zimbabwe went ahead to get another goal 12 minutes later, but conceded in the 82nd to share the spoils with the desert warriors of Algeria. Finally, Zimbabwe is in search haven missed the last 6 AFCON editions.
Senegal: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Diallo: Mbodji,Gassama, Koulibaly, Mbengue: Gueye, Ndiaye, Kouyate, Mane: Keita, Diouf
Zimbabwe: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Mukuruva: Muriowa, Zvirekwi, Costa, Bhasera: Billiat, Musona- Phiri, Mahachi, Katsande: Mushekwi
Senegal vs Zimbabwe: Head to Head Statistics
Senegal and Zimbabwe last meet at the 2006 Africa cup of nations in Angola. The terenga lions enjoyed a 2-0 victory over the warriors of Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe was just making her 2nd AFCON appearance in the competition that edition.
Senegal vs Zimbabwe: Prediction
Senegal started on a high note, and will be looking to continue with that momentum as one of the tournament favourite. However, Zimbabwe smartly escaped the hurdle of Algeria, and almost exceeded many pundit expectation. These makes the Thursday clash between them evenly poised.
Therefore, I will be expecting an almost balanced game with at least 2 goals scored by the two teams combined. I will also predict a victory for the terenga lions.
Senegal vs Zimbabwe: Bet Tips
Full-Time Asian Handicap – Senegal -1.5 at 2.40 (7/5).