The FIFA World Cup 2022 host nation, Qatar, is facing the Senegal team that is in a win-or-go-home match in Group A. Qatar was overwhelmed last Sunday, as the host nation was beaten for the first time 2-0 by Ecuador. So, the host nation is in a place with their final game against the Netherlands, where they have to go all in to try and get three points to give them a shot at making it to the knockout stage.
Senegal put in a fantastic performance but couldn't finish the work, as the Netherlands scored two late goals to capture all three points. The Lions of Teranga's tournament is not over by any means. If they get a result here, it will set up a champion take-all game against Ecuador.
But let's talk about today's match between Qatar and Senegal.
Qatar vs. Senegal Match Preview
- Qatar and Senegal are facing each other for the first time.
- Senegal's only past meeting with AFC opposition at the FIFA World Cup came in the last tournament in Russia.
- Against Ecuador, Qatar became the first host country to lose its opening game at that edition of the FIFA World Cup.
- There is a gulf between both teams on the FIFA rankings, with Senegal in 18th place and Qatar in 50th.
Qatar vs. Senegal Possible Lineups
Qatar: Meshaal Barsham, Pedro Miguel, Boualem Khoukhi, Tarek Salman, Abdelkarim Hassan, Homam Ahmed, Hassan Al-Haydos, Karim Boudiaf, Abdulaziz Hatem, Almoez Ali, Akram Afif
Senegal: Seny Dieng, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pape Abou Cisse, Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Loum Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr, Krepin Diatta, Boulaye Dia
Qatar vs. Senegal Prediction - Betting Odds
Qatar and Senegal kick off the 2nd round of group-stage fixtures when they face off at the Al Thumama Stadium on Friday. People expect Qatar and Senegal to take the match to each other as they try to bypass a potential early exit.
Aliou Cisse's side was also beaten in their opening Group A fixture, fighting hard until deep in their face-off against the Netherlands before divulging twice late.
We Say Qatar 0-2 Senegal
16% of fans are on the host nation's side, while 59% support Senegal. Meanwhile, 25% predict the game to end draw.
Senegal is listed as a -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) in the latest Qatar vs. Senegal odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Qatar is a +460 underdog. A draw is +255, and the over/under for total goals is 2.5.
When and Where Is Qatar vs. Senegal Happening?
Qatar vs. Senegal is prepared for a 1 pm GMT kick-off on Friday, November 25, 2022. The two sides will play at Al Thumama Stadium.
The exciting game between Qatar and Senegal will be streamed on many channels, including BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Also, PlayersWiki will give more updates regarding today's game.