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Senegal vs Egypt betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds

Sadio Mane will be hoping his Senegal side will outlast Mo Salah's Egypt
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First leg score: Egypt 1-0 Senegal

Senegal had won three consecutive meetings with Egypt, prior to the first leg.

Both teams to score NO is 2/5.

Both teams to score NO and under 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Senegal to win and both teams to score NO is 6/4.

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Match preview

Senegal vs Egypt betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds

TOPSHOT – Mohamed Salah vies for the ball with Mame Thiam during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 final football match between Senegal and Egypt at Stade d’Olembe in Yaounde on February 6, 2022. (Photo by Daniel BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO/AFP via Getty Images)

There was never likely to be too much to separate these two African giants but, after the first leg, it’s Egypt who boast a slender advantage.

Just four minutes into the first leg, the huge Cairo International Stadium erupted as the Pharaohs took the lead.

Amr El Solia’s ball forward picked out Mohamed Salah and his shot hit the crossbar but rebounded into his own net off the unfortunate Saliou Ciss.

Just before half time, Sadio Mané had Senegal’s first opportunity, dancing through the defence before firing miles over the crossbar.

From a second half corner, Mané went close again with a header before, from the second phase, Famara Diédhiou could only find the side-netting.

Senegal continued to push for an equaliser, Ismaïla Sarr was denied by Mohamed El Shenawy, but Egypt held on for a 1-0 victory.

Will they now make that advantage count in Dakar?

These two met just last month in the Africa Cup of Nations Final with Senegal prevailing via a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

That was the first time les Lions de la Téranga had been crowned African champions, having fallen in the finals of 2002 and 2019.

Now, Aliou Cissé’s side need a big turnaround if they’re to make it to back-to-back World Cups and a third overall.

Egypt meanwhile have now appeared in ten AFCON Finals, lifting the trophy a record seven-times, most recently in 2010.

Despite this, before 2018, their only two World Cup appearance had come in Italy, in 1934 and 1990, before ending their 28-year exile in the last cycle.

Manager Carlos Queiroz has been at the last three World Cups, once with Portugal and twice in charge of Iran, and doesn’t want that streak to end.

Can Egypt cling onto their first leg lead or will Senegal turn it around at Diamniadio Olympic Stadium and be celebrating at their expense once again?

Senegal team news

Senegal vs Egypt betting tips: African World Cup play-off second leg preview, predictions and odds

Edouard Mendy waves a Senegalese flag as he celebrates after winning the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 final football match between Senegal and Egypt at Stade d’Olembe in Yaounde on February 6, 2022. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Senegal’s XI is pretty much the one that featured at AFCON in January/February and, having won that tournament, why not?

Famara Diédhiou continues to get the nod up front, flanked by talisman Sadio Mané and Ismaïla Sarr who’s now fully-fit.

Cheikhou Kouyaté, Nampalys Mendy and Idrissa Gana Gueye remains the rather functional midfield trio.

Although the longer Senegal are behind in this tie, one will have to be sacrificed for a more attacking option, such as Keita Baldé Diao or Boulaye Dia.

Goalkeeper Édouard Mendy and centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly will keep their places, but Abdou Diallo is a doubt after going off in Cairo.

Pape Abou Cissé will come in; it’s vitally important Senegal keep a clean sheet here with the away goals rule in operation.

Egypt team news

Mohamed Salah is the star attraction of the semi-finals

Mohamed Salah (captain) of Egypt celebrating after the victory during Morocco against Egypt, African Cup of Nations, at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on January 30, 2022. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Everything about this Egypt squad revolves around Mohamed Salah with the Liverpool superstar provoking the own goal on Friday.

If he can add to his 47 international goals in Dakar, that could be enough to take his side through given that Senegal would then need at least three.

Trézéguet, who recently joined İstanbul Başakşehir, and Galatasaray’s Mostafa Mohamed will complete the forward line, but they’re very much the support cast.

Centre-back Mohamed Abdelmonem went off just 39 minutes into the first leg so Yasser Ibrahim is likely to come in.

Mohamed El Shenawy, who’s fit again, will keep his place in goal, chosen over surprise AFCON hero Mohamed Abou Gabal.

Senegal vs Egypt form
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Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Last 5 games for Senegal
June 7, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Rwanda 0  - 1 Senegal
June 4, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Senegal 3  - 1 Benin
March 29, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Senegal 1  - 0 Egypt
March 25, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Egypt 1  - 0 Senegal
February 6, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations 2022 Senegal 0  - 0 Egypt
Last 5 games for Egypt
June 14, 2022 Int. Friendly Games 2022 Republic of Korea 4  - 1 Egypt
June 9, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Ethiopia 2  - 0 Egypt
June 5, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Egypt 1  - 0 Guinea
June 2, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, Qualification 2023 Egypt 0  - 0 Guinea
March 29, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Senegal 1  - 0 Egypt
Senegal vs Egypt WC Qualification, CAF 2022 form
Senegal Egypt
8 Matches played 8
6 Matches won 5
44 Goal attempts 70
20 Shots on goal 26
21 Shots off goal 34
33 Corner kicks 29
20% Average ball possession 29%
3 Shots blocked 10
5 Cards given 19
70 Free kicks 136
4 Offsides 8
1 Shots on post 0
1 Shots on bar 0
16 Goals by foot 8
3 Goals by head 2
16 Goals scored 11
5 Goals conceded 5
Senegal vs Egypt statistics for most recent head to head matches
Senegal Egypt
6 Matches 6
3 Home Matches 3
3 Away Matches 3
9 Total Goals 6
1.5 Average Goals Scored 1
3 Wins 2
2 Losses 3
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Senegal and Egypt
March 29, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Senegal 1  - 0 Egypt
March 25, 2022 WC Qualification, CAF 2022 Egypt 1  - 0 Senegal
February 6, 2022 Africa Cup of Nations 2022 Senegal 0  - 0 Egypt
November 15, 2014 Africa Cup of Nations 2015, Qualification Egypt 0  - 1 Senegal
September 5, 2014 Africa Cup of Nations 2015, Qualification Senegal 2  - 0 Egypt

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What time is kick off between Senegal vs Egypt?

17:00, Tuesday 29 March 2022

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