There were only eight teams remaining in the race for the title of African Champion. So far, there were some surprises at the African Cup of Nations 2019. For the mood in the stadiums, it is of course deadly that the host from Egypt with superstar Mo Salah is no longer there.
Hardly anyone would have thought that the Pharaohs missed the quarter-finals. For this we have the team from Benin still at the start. This is certainly one of the big surprises of this tournament. Even surviving the preliminary round was already not necessarily expected. Now the squirrels will have to face the lion from Teranga.
Today’s Betting Tips Senegal vs Benin
Senegal was in the run-up to one of the big favorites, while the lions have never won the Africa Cup. This year, however, Aliou Cisse seems to have a team that meets the highest African standards. Therefore, it is also clear who takes the favorite role in this match. Before the kick-off of the quarter-final between Senegal and Benin, the prediction is clearly in the direction of the World Cup participant of 2018. For the squirrels, it is already the biggest success in the history of the association. For the fourth time, the Beninis are represented at the continental championships and so far was always after the group stage after work. Now you could even prevail in a playoff game. Perhaps even more is possible, although Senegal seems to be a mountain that should not be climbed for the squirrels.
Therefore, we assume that in the duel between Senegal and Benin only a tip on a success of the lion comes into question. In a quarter-final but you must not underestimate any team. Therefore, we expect a highly concentrated team of Aliou Cisse, who in 2002 stood in the final of the African Cup, the biggest success of the Senegalese on the stage of the African Cup of Nations.
Senegal – Statistics & Current Form
Senegal is the team most likely to have the record-breaking Egypt title in contention. After the departure of the Pharaohs, the lions should now be the top favorite, although the team of Aliou Cisse has already feathered at the African Cup. The other competitors will look closely at how Algeria tamed the lions in the group stage. There are still some big teams in the raffle. The supposedly easiest task of the quarterfinals should be the duel against Benin. The Senegalese have a pretty good run. Nine of the last ten international matches have been successfully organized. Overall, there were only two goals in this time. The lions of Teranga are therefore extremely difficult to control. This also means that before the duel between Senegal and Benin the betting odds for a victory of the Senegalese should be considered as without alternative. If the defense is good and the attack uses his chances, Senegal will move into the semi-finals.
In the last sixteen, the lions from Teranga against the cranes from Uganda but harder than expected. At the end there was a close 1-0 to Beech. After just fifteen minutes it was Sadio Mane who brought his team 1-0 forward. With three goals, the superstar from Liverpool with three other players at the top of the scorers list. However, he already missed his second penalty in this tournament.
“We have great confidence in the capabilities of Sadio Mane and he will continue to shoot our penalties.” – Aliou Cisse
It was enough to progress, and coach Aliou Cisse has not lost confidence in his attacker. Aliou Cisse made it clear that Sadio Mane will continue to shoot the penalty. In the decisive matches he will hardly allow himself more missteps. Personnel we expect a similar formation as in the second round. This means that Salif Sane, Keita Balde or Moussa Wague will only have one seat left on the bench. Hardly any other team on the black continent is so heavily occupied in terms of width.
Expected lineup of Senegal:
↳ Gomis – Sabaly, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Gassama – Gueye, Badou Ndiaye – Mane, Saivet, Sarr – Niang
↳ Coach: Cisse
Last matches of Senegal:
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Uganda Vs. Senegal 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Kenya Vs. Senegal 0: 3 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Algeria 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Tanzania 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Nigeria 1-0 (Non-FIFA Friendlies)
Benin – Statistics & Current Form
It’s almost unbelievable what the squirrels are doing at this tournament. In addition to the two aging stars Stephan Sessegnon and Mickael Pote are basically only actors in the squad, which have not appeared so far particularly in appearance. Therefore, it is a sensation, what shows the team of Michel Dussuyer at this tournament. However, it does not go unnoticed that Benin has never won in 13 African Cup games. Also in the current issue, there was no victory in regular time. Three draws in the group stage were enough to qualify as one of the best group thirds for the knockout stages. All in all, it does not look like the duel between Senegal and Benin would make a 90-minute victory for the squirrels. However, Benin has not lost since seven internationals.
The fact that this team but shows heart and passion and is therefore dangerous, has in the second round experienced the highly traded team from Morocco. The defense took a long time and Moise Adilehou gave Benin a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute. A quarter of an hour before the end, Morocco draw and missed a penalty in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
“We think from game to game. We have already passed a level that no one has credited us with. But we do not want to go home yet. ” – Michel Dussuyer
This avenged, because although Khaled Adenon saw the extra time in extra time, Benin could save himself on penalties, where all the squirrels met and thus for the first time in the quarter-finals of the African Cup.
The joy was huge, but Michel Dussuyer wanted to keep the ball rather. He makes it clear that the journey does not have to end yet and the Beniners would like to continue in the tournament. Khaled Adenon will miss the quarter-finals. For him Junior Salomon could move into the fiver chain. In general, we expect Benin to play with a very compact defense bar, as the defensive clearly has its strengths.
Expected formation of Benin:
↳ Allagbe – Imorou, Salomon, Adenon, Adilehou, Seibou – Adeoti, Sessegnon, Dossou, Soukou – Pote
↳ Coach: Dussuyer
Last matches of Benin:
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Morocco vs. Benin 2: 5 n.E. (African Nations Cup)
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Benin Vs. Cameroon 0-0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Benin Vs. Guinea-Bissau 0: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Ghana Vs. Benin 2: 2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 18.06.2019 – Benin Vs. Mauritania 3: 1 (friendly)
Senegal vs Benin Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
To date, the lions from Teranga and the squirrels faced each other in a total of five games. Four Senegalese wins and a draw mean that Benin has never won against Senegal. The last match came eleven years ago in a friendly outside the FIFA calendar. Senegal won 2-1 against Benin in January 2008. Maybe the squirrels can crack this black series on Wednesday in Egypt.
Senegal vs Benin Our Best Football Prediction Provided by Insider Tipsters
The constitutions of both teams are worthy of quarter-finalists at the Africa Cup by all means. Senegal have won nine of the last ten internationals and only had to bow to the strong Algerians. Benin has not lost for seven internationals and had to play among others, against Cameroon, Ghana and Morocco on the lawn. However, the squirrels have never won a game in regular time at the African Cup of Nations. But if it works with penalties, then coach Michel Dussuyer could live well with it. Also, there has never been a victory against Senegal. Therefore, there is a lot to talk about in the quarterfinals between Senegal and Benin to give a tip on the favorites.
Key Facts – Senegal vs Benin tips
⭐️ Senegal has lost nine of its last ten internationals.
⭐️ Benin has not lost for seven games, but never won in the African Cup in 90 minutes.
⭐️ In five internationals against Senegal Benin still managed no victory.
But we think that we have found more attractive quotas. If both teams to score, there are odds of up to 2.90. We can imagine that Senegal meets high percentage. But the team is too heavily occupied on offense. But we also believe that the squirrels may be able to successfully complete a counterattack. Therefore, in the match between Senegal and Benin we will use the betting odds that both teams score at least one goal.
Insider Tips: Both teams to score