Bookies give Bafana no chance in Dakar

Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)
Itumeleng Khune (Gallo)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana will crash to a second defeat in the space of five days against Senegal, if local bookmakers are to believed...

Senegal and Bafana will do battle in a "dead rubber" of a 2018 Soccer World Cup qualifier in Dakar on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 21:30 SA time.

Senegal beat Bafana in Polokwane last Friday in a match the home side simply had to win to have any chance of progressing to Russia next year.

Alas, it was not meant to be as the Lions of Teranga emerged comfortable 2-0 winners.

The win confirmed Senegal as one of the five countries to represent Africa at next year's spectacle.

Leading SA bookies have installed Senegal as 2/5 favourites, while Stuart Baxter's side can be backed at 13/2.

The draw is on offer at 14/5.

With a single match remaining in Group D, Senegal have 11 points, Burkina Faso and the Cape Verde Islands have six, while Bafana bring up the rear with four.

The predicted loss in Dakar will ensure Bafana finish as wooden spoonists in their group.

Meanwhile, Burkina Faso and the Cape Verde Islands will do battle in their final qualification match in Ouagadougou on Tuesday.

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