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The Africa Cup of Nations tournament enters the quarterfinal stage this weekend. On Sunday, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea will kick off their elite eight fixture. Aliou Cisse’s Senegal are the favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations tournament according to bookies’ lastest odds. Senegal are playing well in the tournament although they haven’t scored as many goals as hoped for before the competition kicked off.

Equatorial Guinea go into the game as the big underdog but Juan Micha’s team is on yet another Cinderella run at the Africa Cup of Nations. This is just the third time that Equatorial Guinea qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In 2015, Equatorial Guinea finished fourth at the tournament.

Micha’s Equatorial Guinea are ranked No. 114 in the world currently and have looked strong in defence but have struggled to score goals. Senegal are ranked No. 20 in the world according to FIFA and are unbeaten in 15 straight games in all competitions. The goals have not flown for Senegal, but the team’s defence has been excellent. Senegal have not conceded a goal in any of their four matches at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea Betting Odds

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Senegal are undefeated in 15 straight games in all competitions with 10 of those fixtures ending as wins. The Lions of Teranga are favourites to win the game at the best betting odds of 4/7 to claim an 11th win in 16 matches. Senegal claimed a 1-0 win against Zimbabwe to start the tournament thanks to a second half stoppage-time penalty from Sadio Mane. Back-to-back nil-nil draws followed as Senegal progressed to the round of 16.

Senegal claimed a 2-0 win over Cape Verde in the round of 16. Both goals came in the second half as Sadio Mane scored his second goal of the tournament and Bamba Dieng added a second. That second goal didn’t come until second half stoppage-time.

Equatorial Guinea are at the best betting odds of 7/1 to win against Senegal. The National Thunder lost to open the tournament to Ivory Coast 1-0. Equatorial Guinea defeated Algeria and Sierra Leone 1-0 respectively. The National Thunder qualified for the quarterfinals with a penalty shootout win against Mali after a nil-nil draw.

Senegal and Equatorial Guinea are at the best betting odds of 23/10 to draw at full-time. Three of Senegal’s four games at the Africa Cup of Nations finished as draws.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea Team News

Sadio Mane has scored two of Senegal’s three goals at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Mane has scored 26 goals for Senegal in 80 appearances. The Liverpool forward has 10 goals in 26 matches in all competitions for the Anfielders.

Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy should start in goal once more. Keita Balde should play in attack next to Mane. Bamba Dieng should be under consideration to start after scoring against Cape Verde in the round of 16. Senegal have one of the Africa Cup of Nations’ most complete and deepest squads.

Micha’s team of players mostly culled from Spanish lower division sides should look very similar to the team that started against Mali. Esteban and Pablo Ganet scored Equatorial Guinea’s two goals at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Dorian Jr should start as Equatorial Guinea’s target man in the game. Federico Bikoro is likely to start as the team’s No. 10.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea H2H

The Lions of Teranga have posted a head-to-head record of 2W-0D-1L versus Equatorial Guinea. Senegal are playing well, but they just are not scoring goals. Equatorial Guinea have conceded just one goal in four games at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. However, they have scored just two times at the competition.

Equatorial Guinea are not the highest scoring team. The Africa Cup of Nations averages just 1.82 goals per game. Two of the three games between Senegal and Equatorial Guinea ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Neither of these teams have played a game finishing with over 2.5 goals scored.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea Prediction

Sadio Mane to score first @ 11/4 - BET NOW

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Sadio Mane has scored two of Senegal’s three goals this season. The Liverpool forward has scored 26 goals in 80 matches in all competitions for Senegal. Mane is in form and the leader of the Senegal team. If Senegal are going to make it to the semifinals, they need Mane to score once more.

Our first betting tip is for the Liverpool forward to score first on Sunday at odds of 11/4

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 4/11 - BET NOW

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Senegal’s four games at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament all finished with under 2.5 goals scored. All three of those matches ended with Senegal keeping a clean sheet. Equatorial Guinea’s four games at the tournament finished with under 2.5 goals scored as well. They were held scoreless in two games, while keeping clean sheets in two matches. Our second prediction is for Senegal and Equatorial Guinea to finish with under 2.5 goals.

Senegal to win to nil @ 10/11 - BET NOW

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Senegal have kept four clean sheets in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The Lions of Teranga have a strong defence and that defence should remain strong. Five straight matches played by Senegal finished with them keeping a clean sheet.

The last two head-to-head matches between Senegal and Equatorial Guinea finished as wins to nil for the Lions of Teranga. Our final tip is for Senegal to win to nil at full-time on Sunday.

A win for Senegal will qualify them for the semifinals. The Lions of Teranga will face off with either Burkina Faso or Tunisia in the semifinals. Equatorial Guinea’s poor scoring will continue on Sunday in Yaounde as Senegal post a win to nil and progress to the final four.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea Betting Tips