Big Game Focus: Kenya v Senegal


Both Kenya and Senegal look to secure a spot in the Round of 16 in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in the last match of Group C. Harambee Stars and Lions of Teranga are on three points and whoever wins will progress to the next round. Here’s the Big Game Focus with some betting tips. Bet on the game here. 

Kenya produced a sensational comeback win against Tanzania on Thursday, giving them a chance to progress to the knockout stage if they beat Senegal. Harambee Stars were dismal in their first game against Algeria but were impressive against Taifa Stars. They’ll need another inspiring performance like that to beat a talented Senegalese team who are also looking to take points in this match to qualify. Can they frustrate Aliou Cisse’s men?

After losing their second Africa Cup of Nations group game, Senegal need a victory against a confident Kenyan team. The Lions of Teranga are tied on three points with Kenya in Group C. A win for either side will take them through to the last 16. Both sides have claimed victories over Tanzania so far, but who will have the last laugh?

Betting Preview

Senegal beat Kenya 3-0 in the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. Apart from the loss against Algeria, Senegal had won five straight matches, keeping four clean sheets. Moreover, Senegal possesses better quality than the east Africans, including Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. Kenya have also won just two of their last five matches. Therefore, you can back a Senegal Win at odds of 1.40. 

Four of Kenya’s last five matches have seen Under 2.5 Goals. Senegal’s last six matches have seen two or fewer goals. Therefore, you can back Under 2.5 Goals in this game at odds of 1.45. 

Both teams have not found the back of the net in three of Kenya’s last five matches. Both teams have scored in just two of Senegal’s last six encounters. Furthermore, the last time these two met, only Senegal scored. Therefore, you can back Both Teams to Score No at odds of 1.40. 

Team news

Harambee Stars have received a major injury boost with Joash Onyango returning to full training.

Idrissa Gana Gueye returns for Senegal while Salif Sane and Ismaila Sarr are doubtful.

Possible line-ups

Senegal: Mendy, Wague, Kouyate, Koulibaly, Sabaly, Gana, Diatta, N’Diaye, Mane, Niang Balde

Kenya: Matasi, Owino, Mohammed, Okumu, Omar, Omolo, Wanyama, Masika, Kahata, Ouma, Olunga