Uganda v Senegal Betting Tips & Predictions
Senegal could only finish second in their African Cup of Nations group after losing to Algeria, although they have still been handed a favourable last sixteen tie against Uganda.
Indeed, this tie at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo pits the runner-up of Group A against the runner-up of Group C, with the Ugandans amassing four points in their matches against Congo and Zimbabwe before a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the tournament hosts.
It’s worth noticing that the Cranes created any number of chances against Egypt in their final game, although it was a match that the Pharaohs didn’t need to win and this match represents a difficult assignment for Uganda.
Senegal didn’t get anything from their clash against Algeria, although either side of that game was a 2-0 victory over Tanzania and a 3-0 win against Kenya. That match saw Sadio Mane back on the scoresheet and the Liverpool man will be hungry for more goals.
M’Baye Niang is a handful as the lone forward for the Lions of Teranga, while Kalidou Koulibaly and Cheikhou Kouyate should be confident of containing the Ugandan attack and there could be a gulf between these teams.
Senegal have won eight of their previous nine matches, while Uganda have managed just two victories in nine and it’s increasingly the case that the Cranes were in an easy qualifying section which also saw Tanzania reach AFCON.
Emmanuel Okwi is the danger man and the Simba forward merits special respect from the Senegal defence, although we can’t pass up the chance to back the favourites to win and braver punters might be interested in going for a Senegalese win to nil.
Senegal to win @ 1.60 (3/5) with bet365