World Cup 2022 Senegal vs Netherlands, Tips & Predictions

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Senegal vs Netherlands - World Cup 2022

The second match of Group A at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will see Senegal and Netherlands go head-head-head. The game begins at 7pm local time (4pm UK Time) in the Al Thumama Stadium.

Senegal will be appearing at their third World Cup Finals, having made it to Russia four years ago and South Korea & Japan in 2002. The Netherlands did not make the finals in 2018 but are three-time runners-up, most recently losing the 2010 final 1-0.

Netherlands are currently the 8/13 favourites with  Betzone  to kick off their tournament with a win against the AFCON holders.

Senegal vs Netherlands Best Odds

Senegal vs Netherlands Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: These two sides have yet to meet at this level of football.
  • Senegal: They were the first team in history to be eliminated using the fair play rule, having tied with Japan in their 2018 group.
  • Netherlands: The Oranje have won their opening game at the World Cup in each of their previous three appearances at the tournament.
  • Player: Sadio Mane needs three goals at this tournament to become his country's leading scorer in the World Cup finals.

Senegal vs Netherlands Betting Tips

Senegal have not kept a clean sheet in a World Cup game since their first appearance against France in 2002 (1-0). 

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE - EVENS

The Netherlands first two group games in 2014 resulted in over four goals (5-1 vs Spain and 3-2 vs Australia).

OVER 4.5 GOALS - 6/1

Senegal vs Netherlands Analysis

NETHERLANDS

They were runners-up in 2010 and filled the third spot when last qualifying in 2014. However, having not made it to Russia in 2018, they will be determined to put up a bold showing.

Key Players: Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay

Team News: Louis Van Gaal has a solid team to choose from, with players representing top European clubs available for his selection. Players from Liverpool, Juventus and Barcelona are just some of the quality talent he has at his disposal.

Predicted Lineups: Cillessen, van Dijk, de Ligt, de Vrij, Dumfries, Blind, Gravenberch, de Roon, Bergwijn, Depay, Gakpo

SENEGAL

The Lions of Teranga are the current African Cup of Nations holders, having defeated Egypt in the final last year. They were unlucky not to make it out of the group in Russia and made the quarter-finals at their only previous tournament in 2002. However, they have a leading chance of at least making it to the Round of 16 in this edition and are sure to have some support in the World Cup betting markets.

Key Players:  Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Kalidou Koulibaly

Team News: Sadio Mane will be essential to any success they have in the tournament and will be leading the line. Manager Aliou Cisse captained his country at the 2002 finals and coached them to tournament success last year.

Predicted Lineups: Mendy, Sabaly, Cisse, Koulibaly, Ciss, Sarr, Mendy, Gueye, Mane, Dia, Sarr

Senegal vs Netherlands Prediction

Both sides will fancy their chances of making it out of the group, and this match could decide who claims the coveted first spot. The Netherlands have a solid record when making it to the finals and are likely to prove too strong in this opener.

BET ON NETHERLANDS TO WIN - 6/10 @ Fitzdares

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