Senegal vs Namibia Preview 09/10/2021
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There are two rounds of fixtures to be played in 2022 World Cup qualifying in Africa.
On Saturday the 9th of October we have meeting between Senegal and Namibia at Stade Lat-Dior, Thiès.
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This is a game in Group H, with the hosts currently top on 6 points and the visitors in second on 4 points, so it is a crucial match in terms of qualification.
Senegal come into the game having previously defeated Congo 3-1 away from home. Senegal opened the scoring after 27 minutes but conceded the equaliser from the penalty spot just before half time.
It appeared as though the game was going to end in a 1-1 draw but Senegal came on strong towards the end of the match to score two goals inside the final 7 minutes to take maximum points.
That result came on the back of a 2-0 home win over Togo in the first round of fixtures in the group. Both goals came in the second half and the two World Cup qualifying results mean Senegal have not lost inside 90 minutes in their last 7 games.
Trends show Senegal are unbeaten in 43 of their last 48 matches in all competitions. They have won each of their last 5 World Cup qualifying games and are undefeated in their last 11 World Cup qualifying matches.
Senegal have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 5 home World Cup qualifying games.
Namibia have made a good start to this World Cup qualifying group and opened with a 1-1 draw at home against Congo. Having taken the lead in the match, Namibia would have been disappointed to concede a goal in the second half but made up for it with a victory in Togo.
Namibia scored the only goal of the game after 53 minutes and that result keeps them in with a chance of finishing top of the group.
Trends show Namibia are undefeated in 8 of their last 9 games in all competitions but they have recorded only 3 wins from their last 17 away World Cup qualifying fixtures.
Namibia’s most recent games have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches in all competitions.
Team news and Senegal can call upon some talented individuals, including Édouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gueye, Sadio Mané, and Ismaïla Sarr.
The current squad of Namibia are mostly based in Africa, with the bulk of the players participating in the Namibia Premier League. Peter Shalulile and Deon Hotto are their top scorers and Elmo Kambindu has a good strike rate for his country.
Senegal clearly have the superior players and home advantage, making them the clear favourites to win the match. The last time the teams met in World Cup qualifying in Senegal, the hosts won 4-0 and we expect to see another home win and a clean sheet.