Senegal vs Benin Match Info
Date: Wednesday July 10 2019
Kick-off time: 5.00pm BST
Venue: 30 June Stadium
Senegal vs Benin Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
January 16 2008 (neutral venue): Senegal 2-1 Benin
February 7 2007 (neutral venue): Senegal 2-1 Benin
April 23 2000: Senegal 1-0 Benin
April 9 2000: Benin 1-1 Senegal
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Senegal wins: 4
Benin wins: 1
Senegal vs Benin Stats
- This is the first Africa Cup of Nations match between these countries
- Both teams have scored in four of their six previous meetings
- Senegal have won nine of their last 10 games, eight of them to nil
Senegal vs Benin Match Preview
Senegal have become understandable favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt out of the running, and are expected to reach the semi-finals by beating outsiders Benin.
With a solid defence and Sadio Mane up front, Senegal look to have every chance of becoming African champions for the first time – their only previous appearance in the final came in 2002 when they lost to Cameroon.
From last October onwards, the only times in 10 fixtures that Senegal failed to win to nil were in a 2-1 friendly success against Mali and a 1-0 defeat to Algeria in the group stage of this competition – and they may get a chance of revenge in the final on July 19.
Liverpool forward Mane has, unsurprisingly, been the main source of goals for the Lions of Teranga at this tournament, but they have also impressed at the back where Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has shown why he is so highly rated.
Benin reached the knockout stage despite finishing only third in their group and then pulled off an upset by ousting Morocco on penalties, which means they are through to the last eight even though they have drawn all of their four matches!
Although Portugal rode their luck in similar fashion at Euro 2016, surely Benin’s charmed run has to end sooner rather than later and Senegal appear to have the quality to ensure they go no further.
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Senegal vs Benin Betting Tips
Senegal to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 5/6 with betway
Draw HT/Senegal FT @ 14/5 with betway