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Bet365 Preview: Senegal vs South Africa: Back the Lions of Teranga to score first

09:37 GMT 14/11/2017
The Teranga Lions will be looking to extend their five-match unbeaten run when they clash with Bafana Bafana in their final qualifier

Senegal welcome South Africa to Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor for their dead rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.

Following their 2-0 victory over Bafana Bafana in Polokwane - which secured their ticket for their first appearance at the Mundial since 2002, Aliou Cissé’s men will be hoping to finish off the campaign in grand style.

Though their influential forward, Sadio Mane might not be available for this encounter, however, the Lions of Teranga will still be in good stead to overcome their guests. Bet365 is offering odds of (1.40) for them to come out on top in the duel.

Both sides have met six times in the past with three ended in draw. The same betting firm qoutes odds of (4.20) for a likely outcome.

For the South Africans, they are less motivated for this clash having failed to secure a berth at the global showpiece in Russia next year. Their recent away record has been poor, losing the last two and conceding four goals. They are clear underodgs for this tie at a price of (9.00).

In addition, the Senegalese are unbeaten in their last 16 home games at the end of 90 minutes and (1.075) is on offer for them to avoid defeat in this tie.

Cissé’s charges have scored just six goals in their last five matches while Stuart Baxter’s side have registered five in the same numbers of games. As a result of this, goals will be expected to be few and the bookmakers have priced (1.61) for less than three goals to surface in the engagement while odds of (1.50) is available for both teams not to find the back of the net.

Senegal have opened the scoring in their last two outings and Bet365 is tipping them to do likewise in this match at (1.33).