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Senegal World Cup Betting Preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

9:02 PM IST 13/06/18
Sadio Mane Senegal
Aliou Cisse's side don't boast much World Cup experience but will fancy their chances of emerging from a particularly open looking Group H

Senegal will face Colombia, Poland and Japan in the first stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer.

Group H looks particularly open, with no odds-on favourite to finish top of the pile, so each nation will certainly feel they have a real chance at making the knockout stages if they can produce on the field.

2018 World Cup Qualification

Senegal picked up four wins and two draws in an unbeaten 3rd round qualification campaign after a 5-2 aggregate victory over Madagasgar.

Their group featured Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands and South Africa, who won just one match from six. Defence was the name of the game for the Senegalese players as they conceded just three times during that stage.

The campaign was not without controversy, though. South Africa beat Senegal 2-1 in November 2016 before FIFA ordered a replay of the game due to match manipulation by referee Joseph Lamptey, who was given a lifetime ban. The subsequent clash saw Aliou Cisse's side come out on top 2-0.

World Cup History

Russia 2018 will be Senegal's second World Cup finals and their first since 2002.

Their first foray into this calibre of competition went well though, with the Lions of Teranga reaching the quarter final stage in Japan and Korea, eventually being knocked out by Turkey.

2018 World Cup Squad

Abdoulaye Diallo Lamine Gassama Idrisa Gana Gueye Moussa Sow
Khadim Ndiaye Moussa Wagué Cheikh N'Doye Moussa Konaté
Alfred Gomis Saliou Ciss Alfred N'Diaye Diafra Sakho
  Youssouf Sabaly Pape Alioune Ndiaye Sadio Mané
  Kalidou Koulibaly   Ismaila Sarr
  Salif Sané   Mame Biram Diouf
  Cheikhou Kouyaté   M'Baye Niang
  Kara Mbodji   Diao Keita Baldé

Latest World Cup odds

Market Price
To win the World Cup 150/1 (151.0)
To make the World Cup final 50/1 (51.0)
To win Group H 5/1 (6.0)
To qualify from Group H 7/5 (2.40)
To be the top African team 15/8 (2.88)