Betting tips for Kenya VS Senegal 01.07.2019
After tracing the score twice to beat Tanzania 3-2 and get their first triumph in the African Cup of Nations 2019 (CAN), it is worth noting that Kenya (# 105 in the FIFA ranking) has not won consecutive competitive matches in the span of the 90 regulatory minutes from CECAFA 2013.
Hoping to avoid a four-game losing streak against Senegal (E1, P3 including friendlies) Kenya has never passed the CAN group stage in its five previous opportunities (G1, E4, P9 - 8 GF, 24 GC) . In addition, Kenya came to add eight official games in a row without conceding goals, but has received the first goal in each of their last three matches in the CAN (including the qualifying stage).
The 1-0 loss to Algeria in their last match ended a seven-game winning streak by Senegal (including friendlies) but Senegal (# 22) has won 75% of its last eight CAN matches (including the qualifiers) without receiving goals against. In addition, they have scored more than 2.5 goals in total in 48% of the last 25 official games of the 'Leones de Teranga'.
With a historical record in the CAN that far exceeds its rivals (G16, E12, P21, 55 GF, 50 GC), Senegal (which has finished 4th in the CAN four times) is clearly favorite in this opportunity . However, considering that Senegal has suffered four defeats against African rivals with worse rankings (counting extensions) since January 2017, could Kenya repeat their surprise 1-0 victory over Ghana in the qualifiers?
Players to watch: Michael Olunga has scored 14 goals in 23 games for Kenya since 2016 to date. He scored his third national / international double of 2019 after scoring two goals during the second half of the match against Tanzania in the previous match.
While M'Baye Niang had a great season at Rennes and scored three goals in qualifying matches for CAN, Balde Keita of Inter opened the scoring against Tanzania in the first round and could reappear in this match.
Statistics to consider (all competitions, including friendly): Both teams have scored in six (KEN) and seven (SEN) of their last 20 matches.
50% of the last 20 official matches of Senegal have ended with goals in both the first and second half. The same has happened in 30% of the matches in Kenya.
Kenya have not been able to tie the matches they have played against Senegal. The same has happened to him in 36.67% of his last 30 crashes since March 2017.