Sadio Mane or Mo Salah: That’s the Question
Life is not always fair, especially if you are a sports enthusiast. Italy, winner of the 2020 EURO, won’t be in the 2022 World Cup after being eliminated by North Macedonia. On Tuesday, Sadio Mane or Mo Salah will join the Italians. That’s right, one of Liverpool’s bright stars will miss the WC despite being in his prime.
Egypt won the first leg 1-0. However, the current African Cup champions come in as the huge betting online favorites for the second one.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Africa World Cup Qualifier odds for Senegal vs Egypt. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Senegal Highly Motivated
How can a team be so motivated after losing the first leg? First, Senegal remains unbeaten when playing at home. The Lions of Teranga own a 3-1-0 record on the road to Qatar 2022. Second, they haven’t lost a WCQ home game since 2001.
Remember, we’re talking about a more talented team than Sadio Mane. Yes, Mane is the main star, but this roster also includes Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Idrissa Gueye. In 2021, Mendy was crowned the best goalkeeper in the world.
Last but not least, Senegal recently won the African Cup of Nations for the first time. The Lions of Teranga finished the tournament undefeated, with nine goals for, and two against. They weren’t the soccer betting favorites prior to the start of the competition.
There are no major injuries to report here. Senegal is stronger after allowing Youssouf Sabaly to recuperate, who couldn’t play in the regional cup due to injury.
These are enough reasons for the home side to control the odds board with a -115 price. Only Morocco (-190), which faces Congo, is more favored than Senegal to win and qualify.
Egypt is More than The Pharaoh
Don’t misunderstand, Mo Salah is on another level. He leads the English Premier League’s top scorers’ chart with 20 goals. Second, on the list has scored 13. Hhe and Robert Lewandowski should have a Ballon d’Or.
Having such a difference-maker is always a good thing. However, Egypt got here thanks to a team effort. They remain unbeaten thanks to a 5-2-0 record. Plus, they finished with a clean sheet in four of those games.
Egypt’s biggest advantage is that most of its players play in the domestic league – four starters play for the same team: Al-Ahly. That has allowed them to forge great chemistry.
You won’t find a more tempting underdog to include in your soccer picks than Egypt. Especially at +400. They waited 18 years between their second and third World Cup, and they don’t want to suffer that again. The difference now, is they have an incredibly talented team. Not qualifying would be such a waste.
Senegal vs Egypt Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 14
- Senegal Victories: 4 (6 goals)
- Egypt Victories: 7 (9 goals)
- Draws: 3
Yes, Egypt won the first leg, but Senegal dominated the game. Egypt’s goal was an errant goal from Saliou Ciss. The visitors not only won possession with 56 percent, but they also made more shots.
These two also collided in the 2022 African Cup Grand Finale. The game ended 0-0, then Senegal won the penalty shootout 4-2.
The last time they met in Senegal, the home team won 2-0.
Senegal vs Egypt Game Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 29
- Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal
- Senegal vs Egypt Live Stream: fubo.tv
Senegal vs Egypt Betting Lines
|Senegal||-½ -115||-115||1½-145o||1½+180o / 1½-230u|
|Egypt||+½ -115||+400||1½+115u||½-105o / ½-125u|
Senegal vs Egypt Prediction
The only certain thing about football is that, sooner or later, there’ll be a chance to exact revenge. This is Egypt’s chance, and they’ll take it. On paper, Senegal is the better team, but the visitors’ roster has more time playing together, the home side will be under a lot of pressure. The visitors will take advantage while playing on the counterattack. At the end of the day, all they need is a draw, which is precisely my online gambling prediction.
Score Prediction: Senegal 1, Egypt 1