Brazil vs Senegal Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brazil vs Senegal taking place? Thursday 10th October, 2019 – 13:00 (UK)

Where is Brazil vs Senegal taking place? National Stadium, Singapore

What television channel is Brazil vs Senegal on? Brazil vs Senegal will be televised live on LFCTV

Where can I stream Brazil vs Senegal? Brazil vs Senegal will be streamed live on LFCTV

Where can I get tickets for Brazil vs Senegal? Tickets may be available on this link

THE TEAM NEWS

BRAZIL

  • Brazil have travelled to Singapore for back-to-back friendly matches, with this encounter against Senegal on Thursday being followed by a fixture against Nigeria on Sunday.
  • The 2019 Copa America champions returned to action in September when they failed to win either of their friendly matches in a double header that saw them draw 2-2 against Colombia before a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Peru.
  • Brazil have taken a strong squad with them to Singapore and coach Tite will surely give most of them game time over the two matches. It could be a special game for Neymar who is set to win his 100th cap. On Brazil's last visit to Singapore in 2014 for a friendly against Japan, he scored four goals in a 4-0 win.

SENEGAL

  • 2019 Africa Cup of Nations runners-up Senegal have made the trip to Singapore for a high-profile friendly match against Brazil as they prepare for their upcoming AFCON qualifying campaign that starts next month against Congo.
  • This is the first ever meeting between the two nations so although it is only a friendly match, it’s still a big fixture for Senegal against the five-time World Cup winners from South America.
  • Coach Aliou Cisse is looking to the future with his squad selection with a handful of players with limited international experience called up, as well as leaving out the likes of Youssouf Sabaly, Moussa Konaté, Pape Abou Cissé, Henri Saivet, Alfred Ndiaye and Mbaye Diagne from the squad. Star names such as Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly have travelled and are expected to start the match.

THE PREDICTION

Brazil will be looking to improve on their 1-0 defeat against Peru last time out with a more fluent attacking display against the 2019 Africa Nations Cup runners-up, Senegal. The African nation were a very solid unit during that tournament but they will be tested much more thoroughly against the South American giants. Senegal themselves have a world class attacking threat in Sadio Mane and it would be no surprise to see him pose problems for the Brazilian backline. Brazil’s extra strength in depth might just be the difference though and they are tipped to win 2-1.

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