After registering the comprehensive victory in their campaign opener, Sadio Mane’s Senegal will face Naby Keita’s Guinea in the second group stage fixture.
In their curtain-raiser, Senegal won 1-0 against Zimbabwe. However, the win was not comprehensive. Senegal had the majority of the possession but failed to break the resilient Zimbabwe defense. However, Senegal registered a penalty in the final minute to take home all points.
On the other hand, Guinea broke their poor streak against Malawi with a 1-0 win in the first game. Issiaga Sylla, the left-back, was on the scoresheet for his team.
Match: Senegal vs Guinea
Date and Time: 14th January, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Stade Omnisports de Bafoussam
Senegal vs Guinea Head-to-Head
There is no huge gap between the sides if we consider the head-to-head battle. Senegal have won 25 times whereas Guinea have registered 16 wins in 54 fixtures between these two sides.
Senegal vs Guinea Team News
Senegal: Multiple players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the game. Idrissa Gueye, Fode Ballo-Toure, Bamba Dieng, Mame Baba Thiam, Alfred Gomis, Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly and Famara Diédhiou are the key absentees.
Guinea: Guinea have no injury concerns going to the game.
Senegal vs Guinea Probable Playing XI
Senegal: Seny Dieng, Saliou Ciss, Pape Abou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Ibrahima Mbaye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Pape Gueye, Bouna Sarr, Sadio Mane, Boulaye Dia, Keita Balde
Guinea: Aly Keita, Mamadou Kane, Mohamed Camara, Saidou Sow, Ibrahima Conte, Issiaga Sylla, Amadou Diawara, Naby Keita, Aguibou Camara, Mohamed Bayo, Jose Kante
Senegal vs Guinea D11 Team
Aly Keita, Bouna Sarr, Cheikhou Kouyate, Issiaga Sylla, Sadio Mane ©, Pape Gueye, Ahmadou Diawara, Naby Keita (VC), Keita Balde, Jose Kante, Mohamed Bayo
Senegal vs Guinea Probable Winners
Though Guinea broke their winless record, Senegal are different gravy. Senegal are on an unbeaten seven-game run in the league. We predict them to continue the same against Guinea.
Prediction: Senegal 2-0 Guinea