Forecast and bet on Senegal – Zimbabwe, stats, odds. Senegal and Zimbabwe will meet in Group B in the first round of the Africa Cup. Will the Teranga Lions be able to defeat their rivals again on January 10? – See our forecast for an answer.
Senegal have been very convincing all season long and have looked solid from all aspects of their game. Ally Cissé’s side qualified to the Africa Cup of Nations, sitting in first place in their group and five points clear of their closest pursuer. “The Teranga Lions were just as strong in their qualifying performance for the 2022 World Cup and went through to the third round of qualification with a 2-0 home win over Congo in the previous meeting.
Zimbabwe cannot boast the same success as their current Africa Cup opponents, and have not won 12 matches in a row. Norman Mapeza’s side have squeaked into the tournament, finishing second in the qualifying group, just one point behind Zambia. The side finished last in their own quartet in the second round of the World Cup, and are now out of contention for a place in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The Zimbabweans were held to a 0-0 draw with Sudan in a recent friendly.
Senegal are simply an order of magnitude stronger than their first-round opponent and will try to confirm their renaissance as favourites in the upcoming game. The Senegalese are excellent in combination and defence, have a balanced and well-played squad and are fully capable of competing for the trophy in this Africa Cup.
Zimbabwe have always lost to Senegal in head-to-head encounters and have never been able to offer decent opposition. The team has big problems with defense, and the attack leaves much to be desired. We predict that the Teranga Lions will start their quest for medals with a convincing win, and we’d like to see them take advantage of it.
Our prediction is an Asian handicap (-1.5) on Senegal. 1xbet login are offering odds of 2.17 on this outcome
Senegal have players who play for decent European clubs and play quite aggressively up front, posing a constant threat to their opponents’ goals. The Zimbabweans’ defensive problems, in our opinion, are bound to have an impact, and the nominal visitors could concede a lot. But they are capable to score – the team will try to reply by counterattacking once in a while and, most likely, they will have goal chances that will positively affect the final results.
Our second bet will be a total of more than two goals. This bet can be placed for 1.60