FIFA World Cup 2022 : Ecuador vs Senegal Match Preview and Lineups

Ecuador vs Senegal
SCHEDULE TIME
GAME Ecuador vs Senegal
DATE 29/11/2022
TIME 08:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Khalifa International Stadium
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
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FULL TIME
Ecuador [1-2] Senegal

Match Preview of Ecuador vs Senegal

Ecuador will be looking to seal qualification for the knockout stages of the World Cup on Tuesday, when they take on Senegal in what will likely be a winner-takes-all clash at the Khalifa International Stadium.

La Tri have been majorly impressive in Group A, with a win over Qatar on the opening day and a stalemate against the Netherlands on matchday two, while Senegal recorded a victory over Qatar in their second match of proceedings following a loss to the Netherlands in their first fixture.

Ecuador have enjoyed an excellent start to World Cup Group A so far and lead the table with four points from their two matches played, which has put them within touching distance of the last 16.

Gustavo Alfaro has been lauded around the world for his tactical capability, setting up his side with a balance to attack with fluency and also defend in numbers when needed.

On matchday one, Ecuador secured a 2-0 victory over Qatar thanks to a double from star man Enner Valencia, who once again proved to be the hero in their second match against the Netherlands, securing a draw with his 49th-minute strike to cancel out a stunning opener from Cody Gakpo.

Unsurprisingly, talisman Valencia sits top of the World Cup scoring charts on three goals and will be heavily relied upon again this Tuesday against a tricky Senegal backline, should he be passed fit for the game.

Should Ecuador claim all three points, they will qualify for the knockout round of the tournament and could finish as Group A winners if they better the Netherlands result, with the Oranje facing competition hosts Qatar on the same day.

Senegal have also given themselves a fighting chance of qualifying from Group A, owing to their classy victory over Qatar on matchday two of the World Cup.

In a clinical display, the Lions of Teranga dispatched their Qatari opposition by a score of 3-1, as strikes from Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou and Bamba Dieng grabbed all three points at the Al Thumama Stadium.

Undoubtedly, this triumph over Qatar was absolutely imperative to their chances of making it through to the last 16, following a disappointing late collapse to the Netherlands in their first Group A encounter.

Our Predicted Lineups

Ecuador possible starting lineup:Galindez; Porozo, Torres, Hincapie; Preciado, Mendez, Caicedo, Estupinan; Plata, Sarmiento; Estrada

Senegal possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; Sarr, Mendy, Gueye, Diatta; Dia, Diedhiou

Who will win the match?

We say: Ecuador 1-1 Senegal. In a match that will decide the fate of both sides in World Cup Group A, we expect a tightly-fought match that will present opportunities for both sides. On this occasion, Ecuador will do just enough to claim the point they need to progress to the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

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