Ace Football team offers the World Cup round 2 match preview for Qatar and Senegal who meet up this coming Friday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest fixture stats and facts and a free betting tip for our readers.
Qatar go up against Senegal this coming Friday in their second outing in the World Cup group stage. With all scenarios still open, we are looking ahead to an exciting encounter.
Following the opening round of the World Cup matches in Group A, both teams have 0 points to their names so far. Qatar enter their upcoming game placed as number 50 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to opponents Senegal, who enter the game ranked number 18 in the world.
Judging by the prices from the bookmakers, it would be a huge surprise to see Qatar lasting beyond the group stages at the World Cup. They are one of the biggest outsiders of all the teams to enter this competition. 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 table: Qatar vs Senegal
Coming away from the opening match of their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Ecuador put a dampener on the mood. Qatar will need to send a reply in this round two, not least to themselves. Senegal need to come out fighting in this one too after losing their World Cup opener 2-0 to the Netherlands. Points are required to stay alive.
Team Form: Qatar vs Senegal
In their last three matches, Qatar beat Guatemala by 2-0 and Albania by 0-1, before losing against Ecuador by 0-2. The World Cup hosts were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in two of these outings.
In their last three matches, Senegal beat Bolivia 0-2, drew 1-1 with Iran and lost 0-2 against the Netherlands. 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 and facts for Qatar and Senegal
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Qatar and Senegal played across all tournaments.
- In 9 of the last 10 Qatar matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 7 of the last 9 Qatar matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Qatar have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- Qatar have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- Qatar have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- 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
Players on top: Qatar vs Senegal
As the new World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Qatar and Senegal this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Betting markets: Qatar vs Senegal
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Qatar won five times, drew three and lost two times. Senegal claimed six wins, drew one time and lost three in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
Both teams to score
Qatar scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Curiously, Senegal only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Qatar managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.
Qatar saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Senegal, who managed to score 3.2 times in those matches.
Betting prediction: Qatar 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 Qatar and Senegal.