Ecuador will play at home with Senegal in the 3rd round of the group stage of the World Cup. The match will take place on November 29, starting at 15:00 GMT.
World Cup 2022
The national team of Ecuador quite unexpectedly powerfully qualified for the World Cup from South America, which automatically led to the fact that the national team were considered clear contenders for leaving the group.
This status was fully justified by the team in the opening match of the World Cup, beating the hosts of this tournament, Qatar, (2-0).
In the second round, Ecuador played with the Netherlands and conceded an optional goal already in the first minutes. However, the missed goal did not lead to serious consequences.
The team turned out to be ready for such a development of events and found the strength to answer and keep a draw (1-1), thanks to which it comes to the last round on the second line in the group.
The Senegal national team lost its main star Sadio Mane before the start of the World Cup – this loss seriously affected the attacking potential of the team.
In the first round, the Senegalese played with the Netherlands, but it was the lack of a player capable of converting one of the chances that led to the defeat (0-2).
In the second round, the team no longer had the right to make a mistake – in the duel with Qatar, the Senegalese were satisfied only with a victory. In this match, Senegal already looked more solid, attacked a lot and deservedly won (3-1).
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Players to watch
Ecuador defender Angelo Preciado still has an assist at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but his main task here is to prove himself well and prevent the opponent from scoring.
Boulaye Dia opened the scoring in Senegal’s victory over Qatar en route to their first win by several goals at the World Cup itself.
Head to Head
The two teams will be meeting for just the second time, with the previous meeting being a friendly in 2002.
Ecuador have picked up a couple of wins in their last four FIFA World Cup games while Senegal have just one win to their name in that period.
|Ecuador win 2.48||Draw 3.15||Senegal win 3.30|
The Senegal national team lost in the first round and for this reason today they have no right to make a mistake – they only need a victory.
Obviously, the national team will be obliged to take risks and will not sit back in defense, there are very high-quality players in the attack.
Ecuador is very strong on the counterattacks, and in general it shows high quality football, the exchange of goals will certainly take place.
Prediction for this match: Both to score.