The third competition matchup between Ecuador vs. Senegal will occur on November 29. Senegal is placed 3rd in Group A with three points, while Ecuador is the first with four points.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 opening match was played, and Ecuador easily defeated its opponent 2-0. In their next game against the Netherlands, they likewise succeeded in settling for a tie.
Senegal defeated Qatar 3-1 in their second game after losing their previous one 0-2 to the Dutch. Both squads must win at this stage because a victory would be sufficient for either to progress to the next step.
Ecuador vs. Senegal Preview
A tie would be suitable for Ecuador, but Senegal might not be able to do so because they’d have to rely on the outcome of the game between the Dutch and Qatar. In such a scenario, Qatar must defeat the Netherlands by a minimum score of three, which now looks impossible.
The Lions of Teranga continue to build on their impressive performance against Qatar. In this game, they want to play with a similar passion.
Ecuador is comfortably in first place in Group A and appears to be on track to go. For them, a tie in this game will be enough. Yet, that does not imply that the South American team will ease up. They might have to play England in the following stage if they lose.
The team led by the coach of Gustavo Alfaro would rather play against countries like Iran or the USA. Alfaro has won awards for his tactical prowess, which allowed his squad to be well-balanced enough to attack and defend when called upon effectively.
Ecuador vs. Senegal Match 2022
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Ecuador vs. Senegal Head-to-Head
Due to Senegal’s victory in the lone meeting between the two countries, an international friendly, in May 2002, they had history. It’s interesting to note that while Ecuador has never faced an African nation at a global championship, Senegal has lost both games against South American countries.
Ecuador vs. Senegal Prediction
Ecuador will advance next round with a 3-2 victory over its opponent. For Senegal, this means the end of the journey.
Players to Watch
Given the presence of Nampalys Mendy and Idrissa Gueye, Senegal has a solid midfield. Ismaila Sarr, a winger, will also be essential in the game. Enner Valencia of Ecuador, who has already hit three goals at the World Cup 2022, will be the game’s most crucial player.