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Senegal vs Egypt: Predictions, odds & betting tips

3:05 AM MYT 06/02/2022
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The 2019 runners-up meet the most successful team in the competition in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Yaounde on Sunday
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Senegal hope to improve on their last appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations by taking the trophy home with a win against Egypt in Sunday's final.

Senegal have never won the Afcon as they were beaten by Algeria in the 2019 final and are coming up against the tournament's most successful team.

Egypt have seven titles to their name and, while they have not won it since 2010, they did finish second in 2017.

Senegal vs Egypt latest odds

The last time these sides met was in 2014, with Senegal winning the last two matches between them.

They have not lost a single match at this year's Afcon and are 11/10 (2.10) favourites with bet365 to get the win here, too.

Egypt, meanwhile, are available at 10/3 (4.33) to win the match and the draw is priced at 19/10 (2.90).

Senegal vs Egypt first goalscorer

Senegal hero Sadio Mane is the shortest odds to score the first goal at 7/2 (4.5), while Miame Thiam is 11/2 (6.5).

Mohamed Salah is also priced at 11/2 (6.5) to break the deadlock in Egypt's favour.

Senegal vs Egypt preview

Senegal have hit top form in the knockout stages of this year's Africa Cup of Nations, beating each of Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso by two goals.

Senegal can field their strongest XI for the final as they do not have any players missing through injury or suspension.

While Egypt have won every game since their opening match defeat to Nigeria, they have had to grind out results by being strong defensively and excellent in penalty shootouts.

Goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy is still struggling with an injury, meaning Mohamed Abou Gabal will likely be given the nod to start the final.

Ahmed Agazy is still a doubt for the seven-time champions, so Mahmoud Hamdi El Wensh could keep his place in defence.

Senegal vs Egypt tips and predictions

We could be in for a tight and nervy final as Egypt will be as tough to beat as always, so backing under 2.5 goals at 4/11 (1.36) may be a good bet despite the short odds.

Odds correct at time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org

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