Senegal vs Cameroon AFCON prediction, lineups and where to watch live

Sparks will fly as Senegal and Cameroon go toe-to-toe with each other at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2024). Which of these former champions will come out on top after 90 minutes?

Senegal vs Cameroon overview

This Group C match will take place at Charles Konan Banny Stadium in Yamoussoukro on Friday January 19. Kick-off time is 6 pm WAT.

Senegal

Senegal kicked off their AFCON campaign in style, with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Gambia. They will secure a place in the knockout stages of this competition with a victory on Friday.

Cameroon

On the other hand, Cameroon got off to a disappointing start in their AFCON opener a few days ago, as they played out a 1-1 draw with Guinea. Rigobert Song's men will need all the points they can get with two games left to play.

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Senegal vs Cameroon head to head

Senegal and Cameroon first met in April 1963 in what was called the French Colonial Tournament. They have clashed a total of 14 times, with four of those meetings taking place at the Africa Cup of Nations.

As it stands, Senegal currently lead the head-to-head with six wins. Cameroon came out on top five times, while the spoils were shared in three of their skirmishes.

Interestingly, these teams met in a friendly match in October last year, where Senegal won by a lone goal.

Senegal vs Cameroon potential lineups

Aliou Cisse will likely retain most of his starting XI from Senegal's opening game. He's expected to adopt a 3-4-3 formation, with Mané, Sarr and Jackson leading the charge.

On the other hand, Manchester United's André Onana will likely replace Fabrice Ondoa between the sticks. The Indomitable Lions are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation.

With that in mind, these are our probable Senegal vs Cameroon lineups:

Senegal

Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy.
Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Moussa Niakhaté.
Midfielders: Krépin Diatta, Lamine Camara, Pape Gueye, Ismail Jakobs.
Forwards: Ismaïla Sarr, Nicolas Jackson, Sadio Mané.

Cameroon

Goalkeeper: André Onana.
Defenders: Darlin Yongwa, Harold Moukoudi, Christopher Wooh, Jean-Charles Castelletto.
Midfielders: Frank Anguissa, Olivier Kemen, Olivier Ntcham.
Forwards: Georges-Kévin N'Koudou, Karl Toto Ekambi, Frank Magri.

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Senegal vs Cameroon tactical analysis

Senegal have one of the best defences amongst the AFCON teams. They've been able to choke their opponents, keeping five consecutive clean sheets.

Aliou Cisse's side have an impressive four wins and a draw in their last five matches, scoring nine times in that stretch.

It can be said that Cameroon are on a four-match unbeaten run. However, they actually won just one of those games, with the other three ending in stalemates.

Truth be told, Rigobert Song's troops have had an abysmal run of results these past few months, with a win, three draws and two losses in their last six games.

Senegal vs Cameroon prediction

Given that Senegal did not concede a single goal in their last five matches, it's no surprise that their games tend to be on the low-scoring side.

In fact, Aliou Cisse's men saw five of their last seven matches go below the 2.5 goal threshold. Considering this was also the case with five of Cameroon's last six games, we are fairly confident that this will be a low-scoring affair.

On that note, our Senegal vs Cameroon prediction is under 2.5 total goals.

Where to watch Senegal vs Cameroon live

RTS 1, and Canal+ CAN will broadcast this match on TV for fans who reside in Senegal.

Meanwhile fans in Cameroon can tune into Supersport Maximo, Cameroon RTV and AfroSport TV for live coverage of this match.

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