Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea: AFCON preview


enegal are taking the old adage that tournaments rarely won by the most expansive teams and running with it.

Packed to the rafters with brilliant talent, Aliou Cisse’s side have only actually scored three goals in the Africa Cup of Nations so far but, crucially, are yet to concede.

Standing in their way of the final four are an Equatorial Guinea side who are among the many surprises during the AFCON so far. Having come past Mali in a penalty shootout epic, they’ve only added to the shock win over Algeria in the group stages.

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Still, Senegal are surely favourites. Exciting that may not be but in terms of settling a game down and ensuring their opposition can not build up a head of steam, they look well-suited to avoiding an upset.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The AFCON quarter-final is scheduled for a 7pm GMT kick-off time on Sunday January 30, 2022.

The Japoma Stadium in Douala will host.

Where to watch Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BBC Two, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go app. Elsewhere, both the BBC Sport Website and the BBC iPlayer will provide live streams.

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea team news

While there has been some criticism of the fact Sadio Mane was allowed to continue playing despite suffering a head injury in the round of 16 win over Cape Verde, the Liverpool star is expected to lineup from the start.

Elsewhere, no major changes are expected.

Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea prediction

Senegal just look tailor-made for tournament football. In many ways, they’re too boring to suffer a shock, refusing to be drawn into the chaos that usually precedes them.

Senegal to win 1-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Senegal wins: 2

Draws: 0

Equatorial Guinea wins: 1

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