AFCON 2021: Senegal vs Guinea prediction and betting tips (January 14)
Senegal take on Guinea in Round 2 of AFCON 2021 group stage matches. Both teams started the tournament with a win. The Lions of Teranga have the momentum to get another win in this game.
Sadio Mane is 3 goals short from being Senegal's top scorer
Sadio Mane is 3 goals short from being Senegal's top scorer

Senegal face Guinea in Round 2 of Group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Both teams are top of the group table with the same points and goal difference.

The match is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. GMT on Friday, 14 January 2022. The match venue is Stade Kouekong, Bafoussam.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Senegal vs Guinea (January 14) game are provided in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting tips, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Senegal vs Guinea (January 14) latest betting odds

Senegal to win odds are valued at 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 3.20 (+220; 11/5), while Guinea to win odds are valued at 5.20 (+420; 21/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Senegal — 52%, draw — 30%, Guinea — 18%.

Latest betting odds on Senegal vs Guinea (14 January 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.94 (+194; 97/50)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.37 (-270; 10/27)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Senegal — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Guinea — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.85 (+185; 37/20)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.40 (-250; 2/5)

Senegal vs Guinea (January 14) match preview and statistics

Senegal are unbeaten in 11 games, following the 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in their Round 1 game. They are top of Group B table with three points and a +1 goal difference. A late goal from Sadio Mane got the Lions of Teranga the three points from the match.

Mane converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner in the 90+6 minute. He had a brilliant performance in the game, completed the most dribbles (4), created the most chances (5), was the most fouled player (4 times), gave five key passes and won the most duels (9) in the match.

Abdou Diallo was solid defensively, had the most tackles (3) and made 12 ball recoveries. Idrissa Gana Gueye completed the most passes (74) in the match, created three chances, four accurate long balls, three interceptions and eight ball recoveries. Bouna Sarr’s performance shouldn’t go under the radar. He completed the most dribbles (4), won the most duels (9), made one clearance, 2/3 tackles succeeded and four ball recoveries.

Top stats: 61% possession, 16 total shots, 15 chances created, three big chances, three shots on target, 400 accurate passes, 84% pass success, nine fouls conceded, four corners, one yellow card.

Senegal team news: Edouard Mendy, Alfred Gomis, Saliou Ciss, Mame Baba Thiam, Pape Matar Sarr, Nampalys Mendy, Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Kalidou Koulibaly, Bamba Dieng and Famara Diédhiou are unavailable due to Covid-19, while Ismaila Sarr is sidelined due to injury.

Guinea put an end to their winless streak in the last match. They were winless for six games before the 1-0 victory over Malawi in the last match. The National Elephants started the tournament on a good note and are top of the Group B table with three points and a +1 goal difference.

Issiaga Sylla scored the match winner in the 35th minute of the first half with a right footed shot from the left side of the six-yard box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Jose Kante. Sylla put in a good performance, won nine duels, made two clearances with four ball recoveries. Aly Keita did his best to defend the goal.

He made six saves, three diving saves, three saves inside the box, acted as a sweeper once and one high claim. Team statistics: 65% possession, 13 total shots, seven chances created, four big chances, four shots on target, 324 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 11 fouls conceded, six corners, one yellow card.

Guinea team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Senegal vs Guinea H2H

Both teams have gone head-to-head 54 times, Senegal have 25 victories, Guinea have 16 victories with 13 draws. This fixture will be their 55th meeting. Guinea won 1-0 in the last meeting.

Senegal vs Guinea (January 14) key players and lineups

Senegal projected starting lineup:

  • Seny Dieng
  • Fode Ballo
  • Pape Abou Cisse
  • Abdou Diallo
  • Ibrahima Mbaye
  • Cheikhou Kouyate
  • Idrissa Gana Gueye
  • Bouna Sarr
  • Sadio Mane
  • Boulaye Dia
  • Keita Balde

Sadio Mane is the key player to watch out for. Mane is now three goals short from being the national team top scorer. He put in a top performance in their last match against Zimbabwe, converted the penalty, completed the most dribbles (4), created the most chances (5), was the most fouled player (4 times), gave five key passes and won the most duels (9).

Guinea projected starting lineup:

  • Aly Keita
  • Mamadou Kane
  • Mohamed Camara
  • Saidou Sow
  • Ibrahima Conte
  • Issiaga Sylla
  • Amadou Diawara
  • Naby Keita
  • Aguibou Camara
  • Mohamed Bayo
  • Jose Kante

The key player to watch out for is Jose Kante. He provided the assist to the match winner in their last match against Malawi. Kante hopes to be on the scoresheet in this match.

Senegal vs Guinea (January 14) betting tips and prediction

Senegal started the tournament with a win in their opener against Zimbabwe. This extends their unbeaten streak to 11 games. Despite missing players to Covid-19, they dropped a good performance. The Lions of Teranga are going into the Round 2 game with good Momentum seeking a win. Their form is better than their opponent’s, they are unbeaten in 11 games and have won four of their last five games.

Guinea brought to an end their winless streaks as they beat Malawi in their Round 1 game. They were on a poor run with two losses and four draws in previous games. This will give them a boost ahead of the Round 2 game.

Senegal are favourites to win this game but if you notice the trend of scorelines in the tournament, only one game has yielded over 1.5 goals, the rest have been under 1.5. But this match should be able to produce two goals. Predictions are Senegal to win, and over 1.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Senegal to win

Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Football AFCON 2021 . Group B. Round 2
Senegal — Guinea
Senegal to win
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