Senegal and Benin will meet on Wednesday in a quarter-final battle of Africa Cup of Nations 2019. Both sides are in search of their first continental triumph, but the Senegalese are the clear favorites, as they boost Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gueye and other players from the top teams in Europe, while Benin’s top player in the tournament so far has been the ageing 34 year old veteran Mickael Pote.
Senegal vs Benin Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Senegal||Win||3 W/ 1 D/ 0 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Benin||Loss||0 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the nations: 19.09.2017 Senegal – Benin 4:0; Kalilou Moussa Djitte 29′, Mohamed Kane 39′, Ablaye Diene 60′ (penalty), Amadou Dia N’Diaye 85′
Last game on Senegalese soil: 19.09.2017 Senegal – Benin 4:0; Kalilou Moussa Djitte 29′, Mohamed Kane 39′, Ablaye Diene 60′ (penalty), Amadou Dia N’Diaye 85′
Worth mentioning: The first meeting between the two nations took place back in 2000 and ended in draw, but since then Senegal won each of the following three matches. Benin have never managed to score more than a goal against their next opponents, as two encounters witnessed goals at both ends and the same number of games featured over 2,5 goals.
Senegal vs Benin Stats
|As of 07.07||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Senegal||Win||9 W/ 0 D/ 1 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Benin||Draw||4 W/ 4 D/ 2 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Last game Senegal: 05.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations 1/8 final: Uganda – Senegal 0:1; Sadio Mane 15′; Sadio Mane missed a penalty for Senegal in the 61′
Top performers Senegal: Sadio Mane 3 goals, Krepin Diatta 1 goal, Balde Keita 1 goal.
Last game Benin: 05.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations 1/8 final: Morocco – Benin 1:1 (1:4 after penalty shoot-out); Youssef En Nesyri 76′; Moise Adilehou 53′; Hakim Ziyech missed a penalty for Morocco in the 90′; Khalid Adenon from Benin was sent off for two yellow cards in the 97′
Top performers Benin: Mickael Pote 2 goals, Moise Adilehou 1 goal, Cebio Soukou 2 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2,5||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: No draw has been registered in Senegal’s last ten outings, as they lost just once and nine times were celebrating their triumph after the final whistle. Only one of their previous five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, while none of those matches saw both involved countries hitting the back of the nets.
Benin are undefeated in their previous seven matches, but are also masters the draws in the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, as each of their four games in the tournament so far ended in draws in the regular ninety minutes. Only the first two of their last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, while three in total witnessed goals at both ends.
Senegal vs Benin News
Missing players Senegal: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Benin: No reports of injuries. Khalid Adenon is suspended.
Senegal vs Benin Predictions
Senegal to win – 1.45 @ bet365