It is all to play for in this Group A clash as the second-placed team takes on third place. Only one point separates the teams going into the final group game and a win for either side would secure qualification. With it all to play for which team will dig deep and make it through to the knockout stages?
Ecuador vs Senegal Predictions and Betting Odds for Group A Climax
🔥 ¡Hoy juega nuestra Selección, carajo!
🏟 Estadio Internacional Jalifa
🗓 Fecha # 3
🕚 10h00 (ECU)
JC: Clement Turpin🇫🇷
A1: Nicolas Danos🇫🇷
A2: Cyril Gringore🇫🇷
4to: Istvan Kovacs🇷🇴
VAR: Jerome Brisard🇫🇷#HaremosHistoria🇪🇨 pic.twitter.com/eXCYiVvOJ1
— La Tri 🇪🇨 (@LaTri) November 29, 2022
Ecuador Run of Form
One thing that has to be said about Ecuador, they do not lose all that much. They don’t always win mind you, but their record this year is quite astounding. 11 matches played in 2022, only one loss. Of course, on the other side of that, they have only won three times in that spell.
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For a team that only needs a draw to qualify, this record will give them confidence that they can make it through to the next stage of the World Cup.
Senegal Run of Form
Senegal have had a very busy year between the African Cup of Nations, World Cup Qualifying, and the COSAFA Cup. They have been on a good run that saw them win the AFCON, defeating Egypt to qualify for this tournament, and finish third in the COSAFA Cup.
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Despite being without their cornerstone Sadio Mane, they have carried this form into the World Cup and grabbed three points from their first two games.
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— La Tri 🇪🇨 (@LaTri) November 26, 2022
What Each Team Needs
Group A is an easy picture. A win for either nation would put them through to the next round. In addition, a draw would see La Tri go through, so they have no onus to win if they can get a point.
A draw could see both teams go through if the impossible happens and Qatar beats the Netherlands by three goals, but the Lions of Teranga probably can’t rely on that fallback plan.
Ecuador vs Senegal Prediction
Gustavo Alfaro’s side has a great track record of getting results when they matter. Given how rarely they lose, it’s a safe bet that they will secure a spot in the next round, be it by winning or by getting a point. Aliou Cisse’s side are a good team but without Mane, it’s tough to see them breaking down such a resilient side.
Current Odds: Ecuador vs Senegal
SkyBet currently has Ecuador as the favourites with odds of 11/8 of winning. Odds for a draw are 21/10, while Senegal trail at 11/5 odds of getting the three points.