Ace Football previews the World Cup round 3 match between Ecuador and Senegal and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
Ecuador head into an encounter against Senegal in the World Cup on Tuesday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Khalifa International Stadium.
Following two rounds of matches in Group A, Ecuador sit as number two in the standings with four points, while Senegal have collected three points as number three. Ecuador enter their upcoming game placed as number 44 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to Senegal, who enter the game ranked number 18 worldwide.
Winning their group might be too much to expect, however, it would be a big surprise to see Ecuador packing their bags before the knock-out stage. At least a last-16 spot does not look beyond them. Few people expect Senegal to be challenging for the title, but with the right amount of luck, they have enough spunk to squeeze into the next round.
Current position in the World Cup standings: Ecuador vs Senegal
One win and one draw is a thoroughly acceptable outcome from the two first World Cup games this season. Ecuador won’t be short on spirit ahead of their next encounter. Senegal are still optimistic about getting through to the next stage after picking up three points from their first two outings. A second win in the World Cup tournament would see them reach the knockout stage.
Form: Ecuador vs Senegal
Ecuador are unbeaten in their last three games after drawing 0-0 with Iraq, beating Qatar 0-2 and drawing 1-1 with the Netherlands. The Tri claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew six of the games, whilst losing one.
In their last three matches, Senegal drew 1-1 with Iran, lost 0-2 against the Netherlands and beat Qatar 1-3. The African champions were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered three defeats as well.
Betting stats for Ecuador and Senegal
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Ecuador and Senegal played across all competitions.
- In 21 of the last 23 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 14 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Ecuador have not lost 15 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 0.5
- Senegal have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Senegal matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 Senegal matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Senegal have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
In-form players: Ecuador vs Senegal
Look no further than Enner Valencia when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He has hit the target four times lately for Ecuador in the World Cup, while Ahmadou Bamba Dieng has managed four goals in the last half-dozen matches for Senegal in this tournament. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.
Popular markets: Ecuador vs Senegal
Ecuador claimed all three points three times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing six along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Senegal have won six of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing three in this series of matches. Ecuador are a tough nut to crack right now, with no less than 9 matches without defeat. Ecuador are on a fine streak of 10 matches without defeat at home.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Ecuador only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Senegal got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Ecuador managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.
Ecuador saw over 2.5 goals in one of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Senegal, who managed to score 2.4 times in those matches.
Betting suggestion: Ecuador vs Senegal
Here we present a free betting tip for this World Cup match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Ecuador and Senegal.