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
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