Given that they are both underdogs in their first-round matches, this Qatar vs Senegal contest in Doha on November 25 is likely to take on added significance.
Victory here could get the winner’s campaign back on course in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A, but for the loser, it could mean that their tournament is over – based upon their result in their first game, of course.
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Hosts Want Their Party to Continue
The Qatar World Cup 2022 is completely new ground for the hosts, who are playing in their first-ever edition of the event – as well as hosting their debut major football tournament.
That brings with it the added support of having lots of fans at your games, but also the pressure to succeed – it will be interesting to see how Qatar cope with that expectation.
At least head coach Felix Sanchez has got them playing some decent football, which includes winning the Asian Cup in 2019 and reaching the last four of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021, where they were specially invited.
The standout player in that Gold Cup campaign was Almoez Ali, the striker who led their goalscoring efforts:
Kings of Africa Dethroned in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A?
It took Senegal the best part of 50 years to win a major tournament.
That’s amazing really, given the quality of players that the country routinely produces, but you wonder if that Africa Cup of Nations victory will act as a springboard for Aliou Cisse’s team on the big stage.
They reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 2022, and given the strength of their squad now – Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly can all be filed under the ‘elite’ category – there’s no reason they can’t at least match that achievement in 2022.
The Lions will need to qualify from FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A first, of course, and to do that you suspect they will need to take three points from this game against Qatar – the hosts are the complete underdogs in both the betting odds and the world rankings.
One of the many positives for Cisse is that he has plenty of goalscorers at his beck and call. The trio in the table below top-scored for Senegal in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, but then you can also add into the conversation the likes of Keita Balde, Boulaye Dia and Bamba Dieng too – that’s attacking talent in abundance.
Ally that strength in the final third of the pitch to a world-class goalkeeper (Mendy) and a rigid defence and midfield, and Senegal supporters have every right to expect their team to advance from Group A.
Betting Tips and Odds on Qatar vs Senegal in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group A
There are lots of unknowns about Qatar, the team ranked 49th in the world, who are making their major tournament debut on home soil.
A look at their recent successes confirms their improvement, but when playing teams of Senegal’s ilk they have generally struggled – heavy defeats in the past year to Portugal, Serbia (twice), the Republic of Ireland and the USA indicative of their struggles against a better grade of opposition.
Senegal, the champions of Africa, downed a Mo Salah-inspired Egypt to lift the AFCON trophy and also proceed through the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. They have lost just two games in the past calendar year, and their pedigree alone is enough to suggest their odds of 21/20 to defeat Qatar are outstanding value.
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