World Cup Qualifiers – Egypt vs Senegal
Third Round – 1st leg
Egypt and Senegal will once again lock horns. This time in the third round of the World Cup qualifiers, 1st leg. The fixture is set to take place at the Cairo International Stadium. The contest is once again touted as the clash of Liverpool wingers, Salah and Mane.
World Cup Qualifiers – Egypt vs Senegal: Predictions
In addition to their encounter in the AFCON finals witnessing a scoreless first half. The scoreline at half-time was the trend in most of the games involving either of these teams. Therefore, I have backed a goalless first half for this fixture.
Just one of Egypt’s previous nine matches across all fixtures witnessed more than a goal in regulation time. Despite Senegal’s rather higher scoring games, against weaker teams in the confederation over the last few months. The team has not been able to replicate that against more competitive nations. Hence, do not expect a high scoring game.
World Cup Qualifiers – Egypt vs Senegal: Betting Tips
Half-time correct score: 0-0 @ 2.10 odds.
Under 1.75 goals @ 1.80 odds.
Carlos Queiroz, Egypt national team head coach: “The boys are very motivated with a fantastic spirit. I know this as a World Cup final for Egypt. This is an opportunity to qualify the team for the World Cup.
“Obviously, it won’t be an easy match, we have already seen how difficult it is to play against Senegal. Fans have to understand that it’s a double confrontation. The first half is played in Cairo, then there will be another in Senegal.”
Aliou Cissé, the Senegal coach: “This double confrontation with Egypt, the team that we have just beaten in the CAN final on penalties looks tough and very difficult. We are champions of Africa. But we are not favourites, because the statistics say that all the teams that have been African champions have not qualified for the next World Cup.”