Qatar vs Senegal Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 25/11/2022

Qatar vs Senegal World Cup 2022 Prediction

The World Cup hosts, Qatar, will be looking to pick up their first points in Group A today to keep their faint dreams of an appearance in the knockout round alive. Senegal will have been disappointed by their late defeat to the Netherlands but still have plenty of positives to take from the game.

Senegal to Win

Senegal gave a decent account of themselves against the Dutch despite slipping to a late defeat, and we expect the Africans to take charge of their next match against the hosts. Qatar were poor against Ecuador in the opening game of the tournament and could easily have lost by more than the 2-goals they eventually did. The host nation offered very little going forward and looked out of their depth against the South American side, and we're expecting a similar performance against a Senegal side that don't have Mane to rely upon.

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Under 2.5 Goals

There is a good chance that we won't see many goals in this game, if any at all, as both teams will strive hard to avoid losing this game and a point apiece might not be a bad result depending on what happens on matchday 1. The heat is bound to affect many of the Senegal players in the second half and we fully expect them to use all of their subs to get fresh legs on the pitch. A lot of Senegal's chances of success hinge on the goals of Sadio Mane who averages 1 in 3 for his country but there is no real playmaker in their side so his chances could come at a premium.

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Qatar vs Senegal: H2H, Markets & Odds

Last Five - QatarQatar

25/11/22

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Senegal

Senegal

Qatar

Qatar

3

1

L

20/11/22

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Ecuador

Ecuador

Qatar

Qatar

2

0

L

09/11/22

International Match International

Albania

Albania

Qatar

Qatar

0

1

W

05/11/22

International Match International

Panama

Panama

Qatar

Qatar

1

2

W

23/10/22

International Match International

Guatemala

Guatemala

Qatar

Qatar

0

2

W

Last Five - SenegalSenegal

25/11/22

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Qatar

Qatar

Senegal

Senegal

1

3

W

21/11/22

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Netherlands

Netherlands

Senegal

Senegal

2

0

L

27/09/22

International Match International

Iran

Iran

Senegal

Senegal

1

1

D

24/09/22

International Match International

Bolivia

Bolivia

Senegal

Senegal

0

2

W

27/08/22

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Guinea

Guinea

Senegal

Senegal

0

1

W

Well, the host nation didn't do much to inspire their fans during the 2-0 defeat to Ecuador and the odds are now well and truly stacked against Qatar making out of their group, which will be the first time a host nation has failed to do so. But what are the latest odds for Qatar vs Senegal? Who do the bookmakers think will win and will it be a high or low-scoring affair? Let's take a closer look at the latest average odds for this match:

Qatar odds: 5/1 (6.00)

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.70)

Senegal odds: 13/18 (1.72)

As we can see from the odds, the bookies don't see Qatar winning this game since their win probability is just 15.6%, as opposed to Senegal's win probability of 60%, even though both teams lost their first-round matches. The average odds for a draw imply a probability of 26.3% for the game ending without a winner.

Meanwhile, the average odds on goals suggest that we shouldn't hope to see many of them. The odds on under 2.5 total goals are 11/7 (1.65), which comes to a probability of 60.7%. Meanwhile, the average odds on over 2.5 total goals are 27/20 (2.35), which implies a probability of 42.6%.

If you want to take a punt at some of the highest odds for this game, you might want to check out the correct score betting market. The most likely correct scores for Qatar vs Senegal, according to the bookies, are 1-0 and 2-0 to Senegal, as well as a 1-1 draw.

Will the home crowd roar Qatar to glory?

Qatar

Qatar were poor in their opening game against Ecuador despite having so much time to prepare for the game and use the home advantage in their favour. We rarely saw the Qatar players trouble an average Ecuador side that completely dominated the 90-minutes. Valencia up front scored twice to become Ecuador's leading goalscorer at the World Cup but in truth, his side took their foot off the gas in the second half and missed out on an opportunity to score more goals which they could come to regret. Qatar look destined to end their World Cup without a single point and possibly without a goal as well.

Senegal

Senegal played so well against the Netherlands and will be disappointed not to have taken the lead in the opening hour. In the end, the Africans tired and the Dutch managed to score two late goals to win the game but it wasn't an impressive performance. We expect Senegal to put Qatar to the sword on matchday 2, even without Mane to call upon up-front as they created some good chances against the Netherlands and will certainly have an easier time against a poor Qatar side.

Team News & Predicted Lineups

Qatar: Goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb didn't have the best of games against Ecuador and will be lucky to keep his starting role today, while captain Hassan Al Haydos will make his 171st appearance for Qatar if he plays. Here is our predicted lineup for Qatar today:

Barsham (GK), Miguel, Khoukhi, Salman, A. Hassan, Ahmed, Al Haydos, Boudiaf, Hatem, Ali & Afif

Senegal: Abdou Diallo went off wih an injury in the last game but is expected to play against Qatar today but Cheikhou Kouyate will miss out through injury. Mendy didn't have his best game between the sticks and there is some call for QPR's Dieng to replace him in goal. Here is our predicted lineup for Senegal today:

Dieng (GK), Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Diallo, I. Gueye, N. Mendy, Ndiaye, I. Sarr, Diatta & Dia

Your Questions for Qatar vs Senegal

Qatar vs Senegal Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 25/11/2022

  • Where can I watch the game? – BBC One, BBC iPlayer or BBC Sport Website
  • Where is this game being played? – Al Thumama Stadium (ad-Dōha (Doha)).
  • What time is the kick-off? – 13:00 UK, 14:00 CET.