Luxembourg v Senegal Betting Preview, Tips & Odds | 31st May
In our Luxembourg v Senegal betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Thursday’s International friendly.
Luxembourg v Senegal Betting Preview
Date: Thursday 31st May 2018
Venue: Stade Josy Barthel
Senegal travel to Luxembourg on Thursday for their first of three World Cup warm-ups.
Head Coach Aliou Cissé will be hoping to build momentum leading up to the tournament, starting with a victory versus the 83rd placed team in FIFA’s World Rankings.
Captained by West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyaté, Senegal finished top of Group D in World Cup qualifying and enjoyed an unbeaten campaign in the process, which has extended an impressive run of form for the visitors.
Having only lost twice in their previous twenty-seven International fixtures, winning on seventeen occasions, drawing eight, this competent Senegal outfit should not be underestimated in Russia and can be considered the heavy favourites to extend their impressive recent form here.
However, with the odds reflecting Senegal’s superiority over their minnow opponents, it may be worth taking an alternative approach to this fixture. The Half-Time/Full-Time market is priced at a healthy 6/5 with Ladbrokes and can be considered value when taking into account the respective statistics of both sides.
Senegal backers have seen the Half-Time/Full-Time bet pay out in fourteen of their side’s last seventeen wins – this includes seven out of eight away fixtures and all four of their most recent ‘friendly’ triumphs. Since the start of 2014, the same bet has landed for Luxembourg opposers in eleven out of sixteen against sides ranked in the current Top 30, a stat which features six out of eight home defeats. Luxembourg’s previous nine ‘friendly’ losses also include six Half-Time/Full-Time score lines.
Luxembourg could be unchanged from their 4 goal defeat to Austria.
Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mané, Keita Baldé, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Idrissa Gueye, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Salif Sané are all included in Senegal’s 23-man squad.
Potential Luxembourg Starting XI: Moris, Jans, Malget, Phillips, Carlson, Janisch, Thill, Gerson, Barreiro, Rodrigues, Turpel.
Potential Senegal Starting XI: Diallo, Sané, Koulibaly, Wague, Sabaly, Gassama, Gueye, Kouyaté, Mané, Sow, Diouf.
Head To Head
- There have been no previous meetings between the sides.
Stats & Facts
- Luxembourg’s last 4 defeats have featured the Half-Time/Full-Time score line.
- Luxembourg have conceded 2 or more goals in 13 out of their last 16 meetings against sides ranked in the current Top 30.
- Senegal have scored 2 or more goals in 10 of their last 14 away fixtures.
- Senegal are unbeaten in their last 8 friendlies.
- Luxembourg 23/2
- Draw 43/10
- Senegal 4/9
- Senegal @ 4/9 with Coral.
- Senegal Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 8/11 with BoyleSports.
- Senegal Half/Time/Full-Time @ 6/5 with Ladbrokes.