Stadium: Kouekong Stadium
Senegal go toe-to-toe with Cape Verde at the Kouekong Stadium on Tuesday. Senegal will be seeking an easy route to conquer the continent as they battle Cape Verde, will there be a surprise in this encounter?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Last five matches: DWWDD
Despite not living up to expectations yet, Senegal are back to playing again after attaining the top spot in Group B. They finished the group stage on five points, winning one and drawing two.
The Lions of Teranga almost drew their first match, thanks to Sadio Mane who scored from the spot after an unprofessional handball courtesy of Kelvin Madzongwe in the 95th minute to give Senegal 1-0 victory.
That was commemorated by a deadlock against Guinea and finally shared the spoils with Zimbabwe.
Very worrisome performance from one of the favourites as they have only scored once in this tournament through penalty.
Top rated in Africa and 20th in FIFA World ranking, the Lions of Teranga are unbeaten in their last six matches, winning three and drawing three and they remain the only team that are yet to concede a goal in this tournament.
Key player: Sadio Mane
Last five matches: WDWLD
The Blue Shark head into this encounter without a win in the knockout stage in two prior appearances and all hands has to be on deck to get things done if they are to progress this time around.
Having finished third on the log, they earned four points in three matches, scoring two goals in the process.
Cape Verde kicked off the tournament with a win over Ethiopia when Julio Tavares scored the only goal in the match to hand them their first win. They progressed to a 1-0 loss against Burkina Faso with Hassane Bande being the goal scorer.
Incredible performance as they held Cameron to a 1-1 draw after Garry Rodrigues cancelled out the first-half goal from Vincent Aboubakar. Four points were enough to qualify them as one of the best losers in the tournament.
Rated 73rd according to FIFA, they have won four, drawn two and lost one in the last seven matches in all competitions.
Key player: Julio Tavares
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams have met three times, and it was Senegal who edged out, winning all three encounters in a 2-0 scoreline.
Senegal are very strong defensively and are yet to concede a goal in this tournament, so we are going with a Senegal win for 1.65.
Senegal would have watched Nigeria and said to themselves, we are not going home yet, we are backing them up with a first-half half win for 2.37.
Sadio Mane to get a goal in this encounter for 2.80.