Senegal vs Gabon Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Int’l Friendlies

Senegal vs Gabon Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Int’l Friendlies

Senegal vs Gabon Match Preview

Senegal vs Gabon will take place at the Stade de la Licorne in Amiens, France on Friday, March 22 in an International Friendly match.

The Lions of Teranga enter this game on the back of a decent run of form, having lost just twice in their last 10 games across competitions. In that time, they have won six games and drawn two games. Senegal had a decent outing at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations, winning all three of their group matches. However, they crashed out from the round of 16 after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to eventual champions Ivory Coast.

Gabon, on the other hand, are only slightly worse-off in terms of form. They have lost three of their last 10 games, winning five times and drawing twice. They failed to qualify for the AFCON after three defeats in four games in the qualifying round. However, they have won their last two games in the World Cup qualifying rounds. Gabon defeated Kenya 2-1, after which they secured a 2-1 win against Burundi in their last game.

That said, let’s take a look at the team news coming out of both camps.

Team News

Senegal

Senegal vs Gabon
Senegal’s Edouard Mendy. (Getty Images)

Manager Aliou Cisse has called up all his main stars for this international break. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, defender Kalidou Koulibaly, midfielders Pape Matar Sarr and Idrissa Gueye, and forward Sadio Mane are all part of the 31-man-shortlist.

With the team set to face Benin after the next game, Cisse will likely make wholesale changes to his lineups. The manager will look to give most players as many minutes as they can as he builds the team in preparation of the next major tournament.

Gabon

Gabon skipper Aubameyang. (Getty Images)

Manager Thierry Mouyouma left captain and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of the squad for their last two games. However, the Marseille forward is set to feature for Gabon in their upcoming games.

Other key players such as Jim Allevinah, Denis Bouanga and Mario Lemina will also be available for selection as the team will look for a win.

Predicted Lineups

Senegal

Alio Cisse will stick with his full-strength lineup for this game.

Predicted XI: Edouard Mendy (GK); Kalidou Koulibaly (C), Abdou Diallo, Moussa Niakhate; Krepin Diatta, Pape Matar Sarr, Lamine Camara, Ismail Jacobs; Ismaila Sarr, Habib Diallo, Sadio Mane.

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Gabon

Mouyouma, too, will stick with his strongest team.

Predicted XI: Jean Noel Amonome (GK); Anthony Oyono, Aaron Appindangoye, Didier N’Dong, Jacques Ekomie; Aaron-Salem Boupendza, Mario Lemina, Guelor Kanga; Jim Allevinah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C), Denis Bouanga.

Senegal vs Gabon Head-to-Head Record

These two African nations have met seven times in their footballing histories across various competitions. Senegal have won five of those, with Gabon winning one and the teams sharing one draw.

Last 7 Games

  • Gabon 0-1 Senegal (01/15)
  • Senegal 2-1 Gabon (11/10)
  • Gabon 0-0 Senegal (02/94)
  • Senegal 1-0 Gabon (02/93)
  • Gabon 3-2 Senegal (12/92)
  • Senegal 1-0 Gabon (08/86)
  • Gabon 0-1 Senegal (01/86)

Prediction

The seven previous Senegal vs Gabon games have produced a total of just 12 goals. Senegal have scored eight of those with Gabon scoring four times. Of their five previous wins, the Senegalese have kept clean sheets in four of those.

Gabon, on the other hand, narrowly scraped past to record their solitary win. As a result, Senegal will be the favourites for this game.

Prediction: Senegal 3-1 Gabon.

Betting Tips & Odds

Both teams have scored in just two of their seven past meetings. However, the last one was back in 2015 and the game has become much more open these days. Senegal and Gabon both have quick forwards and will look to utilize their pace, with both teams likely to score.

This will also result in a high-scoring encounter as both teams will look to put on a show.

Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes.
  • Total Over 2.5 Goals – Yes.
  • Match Result – Senegal.

Match Odds

  • Senegal Win: 1.65
  • Draw: 4.00
  • Gabon Win: 7.00

Senegal vs Gabon Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM (GMT).
  • India: No available stream or telecast.
  • UK: Available to watch on bet365 & Netbet.

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