Senegal vs Equatorial Guinea prediction: How will the Africa Cup of Nations game go today?
Equatorial Guinea are looking to continue their sensational run in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations by upsetting one of Senegal’s favorites to reach the semi-finals.
The National Thunder have already surprised defending champions Algeria, but Aliou Cissé’s side pose a formidable challenge, having not conceded a goal throughout the tournament.
The Teranga Lions are also on a 10 game unbeaten streak in all competitions and will be confident of making it to the last four.
Goals from Liverpool star and Marseille striker Ahmadou Bamba Dieng helped Senegal beat Cape Verde in the round of 16, while Equatorial Guinea survived an intense penalty shootout to eliminate Mali and reserve their place in the quarter-finals.
Here’s everything you need to know as the Teranga Lions take on the National Thunder in Yaoundé:
When and where?
The match will take place on Sunday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. GMT at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
How can I watch?
The game will be available for fans to watch on BBC Two with coverage from 6.45pm GMT and Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football coverage starts at 6.55pm. Fans will also be able to stream the game on the BBC iPlayer and, for subscribers, on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can get a NOWTV day pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn a commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content. These revenues help fund journalism in The Independent.
Senegal will be sweating from the fitness of Sadio Mane, who hobbled against Cape Verde in the last match.
The Liverpool star is due to pass a late fitness test but if he can’t go, Dieng would be the most likely candidate to replace him.
Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate has served his suspension and will return for the Teranga Lions.
Equatorial Guinea will be without Josete Miranda, who is suspended after an accumulation of yellow cards, giving Jannick Buyla a chance to cement his place in the squad after some encouraging performances so far.
Senegal XI: E Mendy; Sarr, Koulibaly, A Diallo, Ciss; P Gueye, N Mendy, I Gueye; H Diallo, Dieng, Dia
Equatorial Guinea XI: Owono; Akapo, Coco, Orozco, Ndong; Salvador, Ganet, Machin, Buyla; Siafa, Hanza
To design: 12/5
Equatorial Guinea: 2/13
The Senegalese defense should see them at home, even if Sadio Mane can’t make this one or is forced to make an appearance from the bench. Equatorial Guinea have had a phenomenal run, but the Teranga Lions prove their class and win 2-0 here.