Ecuador – Senegal World Cup
Ecuador faces Senegal in Ar-Rayyan in a game from Group A of the World Cup. Both teams have chances to reach the 1/8-finals so we expect an interesting match. Let’s preview it in our free soccer predictions daily.
Ecuador could use a draw to qualify for the knockout phase. The South Americans are second in the group with 4 points – this puts them one point ahead of their next opponent. But sometimes playing for a draw is dangerous – we shall see how the Ecuadorians will approach this fixture.
In their last match Ecuador faced the Netherlands and got a point with a 1-1 draw. The Dutch side scored an early opener, but in the beginning of the second half Enner Valencia scored an equalising goal. It was his third goal in the competition so far. He remains the main danger in Ecuador’s team and the squad’s most important player.
Senegal needs to win here if they want to overtake Ecuador in the standings. Even without their injured star Sadio Mane, they still have chances to reach the 1/8-finals. But they need to make this final step.
In the previous round Senegal enjoyed their first win in Qatar. They faced the host country and celebrated a 3-1 win in Doha. Dia, Diedhiou and Dieng scored for the Africans. It was a solid game for them.
It won’t be surprising if Senegal’s manager Aliou Cisse use the same XI from the game against Qatar. Bia and Diedhiou shall start in attack while Sarr and Diatta usually attack on the two flanks. The team misses its leader Sadio Mane, but still shows some potential even without him.
That’s the free soccer predictions daily for the World Cup match between Ecuador and Senegal in Ar-Rayyan. One of these two teams will reach the 1/8-finals of the competition. Let’s see which one.