Pharaohs thirst for revenge when they are defeated by Sadio Mane and Co. in the 2022 AFCON final, and the good news for the hosts is that Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has overcome his injury.
The Lions of Teranga, on the other hand, proved their worth in the exhibition tournament in Cameroon, with the team winning their first African Cup of Nations trophy.
Aliou Cisse's team continued to rely on Sadio Mane, with Kalidou Koulibaly, Ismaila Sarr, and Edouard Mendy also making cuts.
In any case, we are tempted to put our money on the line as both teams appear to be evenly matched ahead of Friday's showdown.
Bear in mind that under 2.5 goals have been netted in nine of their last ten meetings in all competitions.
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah started his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year contract with Swiss side Basel.
The fast winger, capable of playing as a striker also produced outstanding performances for RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, the Chelsea leadership decided to sign him on 26 January 2015 for a fee of £11 million.
Mohamed Salah, however, failed to impress in the Premier League and one year later he was loaned out to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in Serie A, the left winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August 2015. Roma made the contract permanent on 3 August 2016.
|Egypt vs senegal|
|Date||26 Mar 2022|
|Time||1:00 AM IST 🇮🇳|
|League||World Cup Qualifcation|
Talking about his international career, Salah made his debut in Egypt on 3 September 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It should be noted that he was named Roma's player of the season (2015/2016).
Egypt are gearing up for this match after a 0-0 African Cup of Nations stalemate against Senegal.
In that match, Egypt managed to control 43% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Senegal had 13 shots on target with 8 on target. Senegal won the match 2-4 in a dramatic shootout.
Their latest results show that a great effort has been put in by the Egyptian rearguard. Egypt have been miserly, seeing the tally of goals that have passed their goalkeeper over their last six games standing at 1.
A string of stoic displays by the Senegalese defenders have seen their 'goals on goal' tally stand in 2 of their last 6 matches overall. In that period of time, their own forward has managed to score 8. While that might be interesting, we will now have to wait to see if that trend will hold up in this game or not.
We tend to think that Senegal and Egypt could score goals and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
A draw seems like a realistic possibility, but we'll see what happens. Therefore, we think that it will be a tight match with a 1-1 draw at full time.
Predicted Score Egypt vs Senegal: 1-1