Prediction: Ecuador vs Senegal – Soccer News

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Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Ecuador and Senegal will face each other in 2022 FIFA World Cup Group A this coming Tuesday. The match between the South American team and the African side will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan and is scheduled to kick off at 3pm UK time.

Ecuador

Ecuador are doing well at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar at the moment. The South American side have a great chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the biggest footballing competition on he planet. They are second in Group A now with four points from two matches, level on points with leaders Netherlands and a point ahead of Senegal, who are currently third in the standings.

Gustavo Alfaro’s side kicked off their 2022 Qatar World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win against over host nation Qatar. Former West Ham United forward Enner Valencia scored both the goals. Ecuador then played out a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands. Valencia scored again. All Ecuador need to do to book their place in the las-16 stage of the World Cup is not to lose to Senegal in their final group game.

Team News:

Enner Valencia has been one of the best players at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the former Everton loanee will continue to start for his team. Hernán Galíndez will be the goalkeeper for Ecuador, while Michael Estrada will lead the line in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Gonzalo Plata will start alongside Valencia as one of the two attacking midfielders. Brighton and Hove Albion star Jeremy Sarmiento could start as well.

Senegal

Like Ecuador, Senegal also are in contention of qualifying for the Round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. The African champions are third in Group A at the moment with three points from two matches. For Senegal to realistically finish runners-up in the group, they need to beat Ecuador. A draw could also see them through, but that would mean Qatar, who have already been knocked out of the World Cup, registering a heavy win against the Netherlands, who are the leaders. That is a very unlikely prospect.

Senegal kicked off their 2022 World Cup finals campaign in Qatar on a disappointing note. They went down 2-0 to the Netherlands despite playing well for a large part of the game. However, the African giants bounced back in their next game, easing past hosts Qatar 3-1.

Team News:

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will retain his place in the starting lineup despite not being at his very best for Senegal in the World Cup. RB Leipzig defender Abdou Diallo and Chelsea star Kalidou Koulibaly will the two centre-backs. Boulaye Dia and Famara Diedhiou will lead the line for Senegal, with Watford star Ismaïla Sarr on the right wing.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Ecuador have scored 3 goals at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
  • Ecuador have scored 1 goal at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
  • Senegal have scored 3 goals at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
  • Senegal have conceded 3 goals at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
  • Enner Valencia is the joint-top scorer in Qatar with 3 goals.

Conclusion

Senegal are doing well at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, especially when you consider that they are without their best player Sadio Mane. The former Liverpool forward suffered an injury while playing for Bayern Munich just before the World Cup. Ecuador are playing well too and are not conceding goals, and that factor will see them to get the job done against Senegal. Expect the match between Ecuador and Senegal to finish in a 1-1 draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

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