After 28 days and 51 games, we are left with two teams in the quest to secure the Africa Cup of Nations title and we will be building up to the epic clash in this Senegal vs Egypt prediction article.
Our Top Senegal vs Egypt prediction
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Both teams will back themselves to cross the finish line having gotten this far which should make for an enthralling affair. That said, Senegal possess a more well-rounded squad all over the pitch and we fancy them to emerge victorious at the sound of the final whistle.
Senegal vs Egypt – Match Preview
The Africa Cup of Nations reaches its conclusion at the Stade d'Olembe on Sunday when Senegal and Egypt square up to the challenge of each other to be crowned champions of the continent.
Senegal vs Egypt- Team Previews
Senegal eased past the Stallions of Burkina Faso in a routine 3-1 victory at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on Wednesday to progress into the final of this year's flagship tournament.
Quickfire goals from Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye put Aliou Cisse's men in the driving seat before Ibrahim Blati Toure pulled one back for his side, after which Sadio Mane put the result beyond reasonable doubt three minutes from time.
The Lions of Teranga, who also reached the final of the last AFCON, now have another opportunity to go all the way and will be confident of going one better than they did three years ago.
Solidity at both ends of the pitch has played a major role in the West Africans' journey so far with only two goals conceded across six matches during which nine goals have been scored.
Sadio Mane has come up trumps for his nation of late, directly contributing to three goals in his last two appearances and the winger will need to be on song once again if his side are to carry the day.
Having come off the bench to good effect in each of the previous two matches, 23-year-old Ismaila Sarr could be handed a starting role in Sunday's big event at the expense of Bamba Dieng.
Predicted lineup; Edouard Mendy; Saliou Ciss, Abdou Diallo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Bouna Sarr; Idrissa Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Cheikhou Kouyate; Sadio Mane, Famara Diedhiou, Ismaila Sarr
Egypt went into extra time for the third consecutive tie as they dumped out host nation Cameroon via penalties at the Paul Biya Stadium on Wednesday to set up Sunday's meeting with Senegal.
In a game where clear-cut chances were few and far between, neither team was able to find a breakthrough as respective defences came out on top, so penalties were required to settle the contest and it was Carlos Queiroz's men who came out on top 3-1.
Five years on from their last appearance at this level, The Pharaohs are 90 minutes away from an eighth AFCON title and a first since 2010 when they saw off the threat of Ghana to be crowned champions.
Second choice goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal has more than held his own since coming into the team for Mohamed El Shenawy and is in line to feature between the sticks this weekend.
Omar Kamal is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards but besides that, we expect a similar team to the one that took to the field against Cameroon last time out with Mohamed Salah poised to take on Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane.
Predicted lineup; Mohamed Abou Gabal; Ahmed El Fotouh, Mahmoud Hamdi, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Abdelmonem; Amr El Solia, Mohamed Elneny, Hamdi Fathi; Omar Marmoush, Mostafa Mohamed, Mohamed Salah
The Senegal vs Egypt odds are as follows:
*Odds from Bet9ja, correct as at the time of publishing
Senegal vs Egypt Head to head stats
Matches Played: 12
Senegal won: 4
Egypt won: 6
Egypt have a better record in this fixture overall but are yet to come out on top since 2006, losing both of the sides' two meetings since then.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago