The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 has once again shown that overloading the field of participants leads to a dilution of the level. Many good games did not offer this tournament in the preliminary round. Too much is scored on a point win, instead of going with trumpets and on the victory. Now this time is over and finally it starts with the right do-or-die matches. The eighth-finals are on the program and now it can no longer afford a team to spare players, unnecessarily rotate or play with the handbrake on. Probably we will see this in the first knockout round between Uganda and Senegal.
The Ugandan cranes have earned the ticket for the playoffs. Actually, they were the outsider in a group with Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe. In the end, it was still enough with four points to rank two. This placement is quite an exclamation mark. Nevertheless, predictions are only made on the lions of Teranga before the round of 16 between Uganda and Senegal. The team around superstar Sadio Mane did not disappoint in the preliminary round, but after two wins over Kenya and Tanzania, it was only enough for second place behind Algeria. The bookies, however, continue to believe that Senegal is able to even win the Africa Cup. Under these conditions, in the duel between Uganda and Senegal a tip on the team of Aliou Cisse seems to be the only correct choice.
Football Betting Tips Uganda vs Senegal
The draw could well be in the cards for Senegal, as the upper part of the bracket, where this pairing is located, should be a bit lighter. The possible opponent in the quarter-finals will be determined in the match between Morocco and Benin. But no one in Uganda or Senegal will worry about the next round. There is still plenty of time for that if you have skipped the hurdle in the second round. The kick-off for the round of 16 at the Africa Cup between Uganda and Senegal at the International Stadium in Cairo will take place on 05.07.2019.
Uganda – Statistics & Current Form
Since 1978, the cranes have played no knockout game at the African Cup of Nations. After more than 40 years, Uganda will have a reason to celebrate, at least in footballing terms. After the four points in the preliminary round, the self-confidence is enormous, especially after the victory over the DR Congo. From the camp of the Ugandans one hears therefore very brisk tones. Apparently, the team is not ready to cancel the sails already in the second round, although one must consider the move to the second round as a great success. Uganda has just celebrated two wins in the last eight games. We think that the horses with the cranes are going through something. In a Ugandan victory in regular time will be offered in the duel between Uganda and Senegal odds of more than 7.00. Even for a straight on, no matter how, the odds are over 4.00.
Uganda is the great outsider, who was also bumped against another tournament favorite on the final group match day. However, the cranes held relatively well against Egypt. 9: 1 corners and 8: 2 scores for Uganda had not been expected in advance. However, the Pharaohs were through before the game and led the break anyway with 2: 0. Since you can already sit back something.
“It’s just a game, a knockout game, and anything is possible in football. For us it is important that we put everything into this duel against Senegal. ” – Sebastien Desabre
The game has shown, however, that one should not take the cranes too lightly, because they have the potential to make even a seemingly overpowering opponent life difficult. With this in mind, coach Sebastien Desabre makes it clear that anything can happen in a match and even victory against Senegal is possible. Personnel can draw the French coach in this round of 16 from the full. Injured or suspended players have not complained in the main game for over 40 years.
Expected formation of Uganda:
➱ Onyango – Walusimbi, Awany, Wasswa, Wadada – Azira, Aucho, Kyambadde, Miya – Okwi, Abdu
➱ Coach: Desabre
Last matches of Uganda:
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Uganda Vs. Egypt 0-2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Uganda Vs. Zimbabwe 1: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – DR Congo vs. Uganda 0-2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Ivory Coast vs. Uganda 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Uganda Vs. South Africa 1: 1 (COSAFA Cup)
When it comes to the differences in two teams, the market value is gladly used once. Senegal’s superstar Sadio Mane is currently rated at 120 million euros. That is more than ten times as much as the whole Ugandan squad. But football is so much more than just money, and therefore the market value of the Liverpooler is not cited as an argument for a Senegalese victory by us as such.
The shape of the lions of Teranga is more interesting. In the past ten international matches Senegal lost only once, but brought in this time eight wins. The team of Aliou Cisse is in a good mood, although at the African Cup in Egypt not all abilities came to fruition. But Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, both of which have a similar style to the cranes, have two unbroken victories. Therefore, it is not too far-fetched, if we venture a prediction on the lions of Teranga in the duel between Uganda and Senegal.
The dress rehearsal last Monday for the playoffs was almost perfect. Senegal needed at least one more point against Kenya to progress one round. In the end, it was an approximate 3: 0 success. which could have been higher. Sadio Mane missed a penalty after half an hour. So it was reserved for Ismaila Sarr to score the lead after just over an hour.
“Nobody should take a victory against Uganda for granted. I will make it clear to my games that it is a difficult task that we have to face. ” – Aliou Cisse
Mane then made it 2-0 and after a red card for Kenya, he dared approach his second penalty, the top striker from Liverpool converted to 3-0 final score. Coach Aliou Cisse still sees no reason for arrogance. He expects a very tough game against Uganda. He will give his players a clear lead in the run-up. Personally, there should be some changes in Senegal again. Alfred N’Diaye or Keita Balde are certainly options for the starting eleven.
Expected lineup of Senegal:
➱ Gomis – Ciss, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Sabaly – Gueye, N’Diaye – Mane, Saivet, Sarr – Niang
➱ Coach: Cisse
Last matches of Senegal:
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Kenya Vs. Senegal 0: 3 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Algeria 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Tanzania 2: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️16.06.2019 – Senegal Vs. Nigeria 1-0 (Non-FIFA Friendlies)
⚽️ 26.03.2019 – Senegal Vs. Mali 2: 1 (friendly)
Uganda vs Senegal Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The national teams from Senegal and Uganda have only crossed each other five times. In direct comparison, it looks bleak for the cranes, because in addition to three draws are two victories for the Senegalese to book, in other words: Uganda is still waiting for the first success against Senegal. The latest direct duel was in June 2017 in a friendly match. In the Senegalese capital Dakar, the opponents separated with a goalless draw.
Uganda vs Senegal Our Best Betting Tips Analzyed
It speaks very much that Senegal will be the first team to make it into the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup. The Lions of Teranga have won eight of the last ten internationals and suffered only one defeat. That East African opponents are the Senegalese, the two victories in the group stage against Tanzania and Kenya have made clear. Sadio Mane has also arrived in the tournament after his matches on Monday and so you have the team of Aliou Cisse for the victory at the African Cup of Nations 2019 on the slip. In any case, this means that in the game between Uganda and Senegal we will give a tip on the progress of the Lions of Teranga.
Key Facts – Uganda vs Senegal tips
♦️ Uganda has just won two of their last eight internationals.
♦️ In only one of the last ten games Senegal had to give up.
♦️ The Ugandan cranes have never won against Senegal.
Uganda will defend itself with all available resources, but we think that only two victories from the last eight international matches speak a clear language. The cranes are the clear outsiders in this duel and therefore we think it will not last for a narrow 1-0 victory for the Lions. In the match between Uganda and Senegal we will therefore use the betting odds for a handicap win by Senegalese (-1). With odds of up to 3.05, the value has almost inevitably to hide.
Betting Tips: Senegal -1