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2022 World Cup: Ecuador vs. Senegal Odds, Picks, and Prediction

  • Senegal have won the two previous meetings (both friendlies).
  • This will be Ecuador’s first-ever World Cup match against an African opponent.
  • Ecuador need just a point to guarantee their spot in the knockouts.

Ecuador and Senegal go head-to-head at the 2022 FIFA World Cup this Tuesday. Qatar are out, but Netherlands, Ecuador, and Senegal are still battling for the top two places in Group A as we enter the final round.

The Dutch and Ecuadorians have four points each, while the Senegalese have three points to their name.

A point will be enough to take Ecuador through, though a Senegal victory will see the African side leapfrog La Tri and move into the top two on the final day.

This Group A matchup at Khalifa International Stadium promises to be a cracker. Read on for our Ecuador vs Senegal prediction and picks.

Ecuador vs. Senegal Odds

Ecuador Draw Senegal
+145 +220 +210

The two Ecuador soccer games at this World Cup have been entertaining encounters.

This is their final fixture on their group World Cup schedule, and Gustavo Alfaro’s side need just a point to prolong their stay in Qatar. The Ecuadorian win here is priced at +145.

The Senegal game schedule at this World Cup has been tough for the Lions of Teranga on paper, but they have made a solid enough start.

Victory on Tuesday will see them safely through to the last 16. The bookies are offering +210 for a Senegalese win, while the draw is available at +220. Keep reading for our Qatar 2022 predictions.

Ecuador vs. Senegal

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022, 2:00 PM EDT
  • How to watch: Fox Sports

Ecuador

Ecuador are looking to book their place in the knockout stages of a World Cup for only the second time in history.

Will La Tri Get the Point?

If they avoid defeat, the Ecuadorians will go through the group stage unbeaten, repeating what they did in 2006. A point will do the trick for La Tri.

Alfaro’s side impressed in their opening game of the World Cup. Kicking off the tournament against the hosts is never easy, but Ecuador made light work of Qatar in Doha.

Former West Ham United and Everton striker Enner Valencia was the hero, netting both goals in the 2-0 victory at Al Thumama Stadium.

Ecuador then stopped Group A favorites Netherlands in their tracks in game two. The Dutch were fancied to get the win in Al Rayyan, and Cody Gakpo gave them a sixth-minute lead.

Ecuador hung in there and found an equalizer just after half time, with Valencia on target once again.

Ecuador’s First Game

This will be Ecuador’s first game against an African nation at a World Cup. Also, both friendly meetings between the two countries have gone Senegal’s way.

Nevertheless, Tricolors will be looking for maximum points to go through in style. Read below for the latest FIFA odds and our Ecuador vs Senegal prediction.

Ecuador Projected Lineup

  • H. Ismael Galindez
  • Felix Torres
  • Piero Hincapie
  • Pervis Estupinan
  • Angelo Preciado
  • Jackson Porozo
  • Jose Cifuentes
  • J. Sarmiento
  • Gonzalo Plata
  • Moises Caicedo
  • Michael Estrada

Ecuador Injuries

No current injuries

Senegal

Senegal are still in with a shout of finishing in the top two of Group A. They have never won consecutive matches at a World Cup, and only once have the Senegalese picked up two wins at a finals.

Will the Senegalese Build on Qatar Win?

Back in 2002, they reached the quarter-finals, which remains their only appearance in the knockouts.

Senegal had a tough start to this World Cup, losing to Holland in Doha. They held the Dutch until Gakpo opened the scoring with just six minutes of normal time remaining. Nine minutes into stoppage time, Davy Klaassen made sure of the points.

Aliou Cisse’s Troops

Senegal’s meeting with Qatar was a must-win game for Aliou Cisse’s troops. They ran out comfortable 3-1 winners against the hosts, with Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, and Bamba Dieng getting the goals.

Senegal know that a win will take them through to the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time in 20 years.

Of course, toppling in-form Ecuador will not be an easy task, but can Cisse’s Lions of Teranga cause an upset in Al Rayyan? You will find the best prices and our Ecuador vs Senegal prediction below.

Senegal Projected Lineup

  • Edouard Mendy
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Ismail Jakobs
  • Youssouf Sabaly
  • Abdou Diallo
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Nampalys Mendy
  • Krepin Diatta
  • Ismaila Sarr
  • Boulaye
  • Dia
  • Famara Diedhiou

Senegal Injuries

  • Cheikhou Kouyate
  • Fode Toure

Ecuador vs. Senegal Pick and Prediction

These two have only met twice, with the games being friendlies. The Senegalese won both matches, winning 1-0 in May 2002 and 2-1 three years later.

However, this will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the two nations.  

Ecuador have taken four points from a possible six and head into this match as the bookies’ favorites, but there is not a lot to split the two teams on paper. We can see Senegal nicking a draw.

A point would certainly be enough for Ecuador, and there is good value in +350 for the draw and both teams to score. Also, take a punt on the 1-1 stalemate at +550.

FIFA World Cup Pick: Ecuador (+350)

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