The Africa Cup of Nations favorites will look to join hosts Cameroon in the round of 16 as they return to Group B this afternoon.
Senegal, a defeated 2019 finalist, are the top-ranked team in CAN this year, although they struggled to overtake Zimbabwe in their opener on Monday.
The Covid-affected Teranga Lions needed a last-minute penalty from Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane to win this contest of mistrust in Bafoussam.
After Cameroon’s decisive victory over Ethiopia yesterday, Senegal will try to step up a gear this afternoon as they attempt to advance to the round of 16 with one game to go.
But it’s set to be another tough game against Guinea, whose squad includes Mane’s Anfield team-mate Naby Keita and Roma’s Amadou Diawara.
Kaba Diawara’s side also struggled with a Covid-19 outbreak, but still managed to eliminate Malawi earlier this week thanks to left-back Issiaga Sylla’s goal in the first half.
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Senegal vs Guinea prediction
Senegal have hardly been alone among the tournament favorites to start the group stage slowly, but are expected to be better for the 90 minutes under their belt and can almost reserve a place for the knockout stage here.
Guinea team news
As for Guinea, Saint-Etienne defender Saidou Sow and Israeli striker Ibrahima Conte both suffered blows in the 1-0 win over Malawi on Monday.
However, they should both be ready to feature today.
Like Senegal, Guinea were also heavily exhausted by Covid in their opener, although key duo Naby Keita (Liverpool) and Amadou Diawara (Roma) both remain fit and available.
Senegal team news
Senegal are set to remain without Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, former Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou and Napoli center-back Kalidou Koulibaly today after all three tested positive for Covid ahead of the tournament.
Saliou Ciss, Bamba Dieng, Mame Baba Thiam, Pape Matar Sarr, Nampalys Mendy and Alfred Gomis were left behind in Dakar last week due to positive tests, while Watford’s Ismaila Sarr is currently working with a knee specialist in Barcelona in the hopes that he can play a role later in the tournament.
How to watch Senegal vs Guinea
TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online through the Sky Go app.
Welcome to the live coverage of Senegal vs Guinea!
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage of what promises to be another dramatic day at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gabon v Ghana and Morocco v Comoros will arrive later, but our focus is on the events of Bafoussam first, where Senegal and Guinea both intend to carve out a place in the bottom 16 after. have opened victories despite the two teams suffering from Covid-19 epidemics.
Tournament favorites Senegal needed a penalty from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane to face Zimbabwe, while left-back Issiaga Sylla’s goal in the first half was enough for Guinea to defeat Malawi on Monday.
Can either of these teams join the Cameroonian hosts in the round of 16 with a game to lose?
Kouekong Stadium kicks off at 13:00 GMT, so keep it here for all the latest team news, match preparation and live updates!