It was the perfect start to their first AFCON title defence for the Lions of Teranga on Monday, with a second-half brace from Lamine Camara following Pape Gueye's early effort to give Aliou Cisse's side a comfortable 3-0 win over minnows The Gambia.
And they will be favourites to all but seal their knockout place today against a Cameroon team that very much flattered to deceive in their opening match in Group A.
Missing the likes of Andre Onana and injured captain Vincent Aboubakar, the Indomitable Lions fell behind early against Guinea courtesy of Mohamed Bayo's goal and only equalised through Frank Magri after Francois Kamano had been sent off on the stroke of half-time.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Senegal vs Cameroon is scheduled for a 5pm GMT kick-off today on Friday January 19, 2024.
The match will take place at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.
Where to watch Senegal vs Cameroon
TV channel: In the UK, today's game will be televised live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Senegal vs Cameroon team news
Senegal XI: Mendy, Diatta, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs, Camara, Sarr, Gueye, Sarr, Diallo, Mane
Subs: Dieng, Gomis, Mendy, Seck, Gueye, Mendy, Jackson, Kouyate, Ciss, Ballo-Toure, Ndiaye, Diaw
Cameroon XI: Onana, Castelletto, Wooh, Tchato, Tolo, Neyou, Kemen, Zambo, Nkoudou, Magri, Ngamaleu
Subs: Ondoa, Moukoudi, Toko Ekambi, Ateba, Tchamadeu, Gonzalez, Epassy, Yongwa, Moumbagna, Elliott, Ntcham, Mputu
Onana's cousin Fabrice Ondoa started between the posts for the five-time winners instead on Monday, but will surely make way here.
Cameroon are also without the likes of Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo for the entire tournament due to injury, while Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was not even selected by head coach Rigobert Song.
Senegal vs Cameroon prediction
Defending champions Senegal are in excellent form at the moment and have won four of their last five games, not conceding at all during an impressive stretch that included a 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon in Lens in October.
They are miserly at the back and proved against The Gambia that it's certainly not all on star forward Sadio Mane to carry the attacking burden.
Senegal look primed for another deep AFCON run and they will fancy their chances against a struggling Cameroon side that have drawn three in a row now, against Libya, Zambia and 10-man Guinea.
The Indomitable Lions - semi-finalists on home soil two years ago - desperately need the likes of Aboubakar back to give them a spark for a crucial fixture.
Senegal to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Mane's first-half penalty was enough to secure victory when these two sides last met in a France friendly in October.
Senegal have not lost to Cameroon in any competition since 2005.
Senegal wins: 6
Cameroon wins: 5
Senegal vs Cameroon match odds
Senegal to win: 19/20
Cameroon to win: 10/3
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).