When: January 10, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. EST
Venue: Kouekong Stadium – Bafoussam, Cameroon
Senegal vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds
Moneyline: Senegal -490 | Zimbabwe +1300 | Draw +440
Odds by DraftKings Sportsbook
Senegal vs Zimbabwe Betting Preview
Group B gets going Monday morning with the tournament favorites Senegal facing big underdogs Zimbabwe. Senegal will end up winning the group, but Zimbabwe will have a shot at getting out of the group stage thanks to an easy draw.
Senegal is in the midst, or perhaps the tail end, of a Golden Era, and will look to finally lift the AFCON trophy. The Lions have made it out of the group stage the past two editions and are coming off a runner-up finish in the 2019 tournament.
Zimbabwe is set to make their third consecutive AFCON appearance, fifth ever, and will look to get out of the group stage for the first time. The Warriors have not won a game in this tournament since the 2006 edition in Egypt.
Senegal vs Zimbabwe Pick & Prediction
This Senegal team is loaded with talent and may have two of the three best players in the tournament. Perhaps the best keeper in the world, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy will be in net for the Lions. The backline is loaded with talent from Bayern Munich, Napoli, PSG, and AC Milan and the midfield has talent from Marseille, Leicester City, and PSG. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane will man the forward line and he will be joined by Boulaye Dia from Villareal and Marseille’s Bamba Dieng. Senegal are rightfully the favorites and are +380 to life the trophy.
Zimbabwe does not have many notable names, but there is some good talent on this team. Defender Jordan Zemura, of Bournemouth, will be a future Premier League player and Tinotenda Kadewere plays for Ligue One’s Lyon. The Warriors might have a hard time keeping the ball out of the net during their three group stage games. Zimbabwe is +19000 to win the 2021 AFCON tournament.