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Ecuador vs Senegal Prediction – 2022 World Cup

Sean Fenech
November 22, 2022
Modified: November 23, 2022

The second round of Group A sees Ecuador vs Senegal. What are our World Cup 2022 predictions for this game, and what stats do we use to help us make online sports betting predictions that are accurate? All is to be revealed in this FIFA World Cup prediction guide for this fixture. We will discuss the history of both teams. We highlight the players we know will influence the game, and we will provide you with the latest odds that you can click on and instantly bet. Let’s kick off this Ecuador vs Senegal prediction and find out which team will collect all 3 points or if there is a chance of a draw.

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Our Ecuador vs Senegal prediction: Draw.

Ecuador Preview

In the World Cup opener, Ecuador taught the hosts a lesson in football. It was a confident display and ran out 2-0 winners. The start of this tournament had many World Cup predictor outcomes as even. Both teams with odds of 2 to 1. But as stated in our World Cup betting prediction for that game, we got the winner and result of 2-0 correct. Now, they only need one more win to secure a spot in the next stage of the tournament, but the Senegalese are a different opponent. 

World Cup History

If you are going to base your World Cup predictions on a team’s history then it’s not good news if you wanted to back Ecuador. This will only be their fourth time in the competition, and their last appearance was in 2014. Their best run was in the 2006 World Cup where they did reach the Round of 16 but lost 1-0 to England.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

It cannot be easy for South American teams to qualify, especially having to play Argentina and Brazil each time. Nevertheless, they made it to Qatar, and here are the results of their qualifiers to show you how they progressed this far. 

Date Match Final Score
02/09/2021 Ecuador vs Paraguay 2-0
05/09/2021 Ecuador vs Chile 0-0
09/09/2021 Uruguay vs Ecuador 1-0
07/10/2021 Ecuador vs Bolivia 3-0
10/10/2021 Venezuela vs Ecuador 2-1
14/10/2021 Columbia vs Ecuador 0-0
11/11/2021 Ecuador vs Venezuela 1-0
16/11/2021 Chile vs Ecuador 0-2
27/01/2022 Ecuador vs Brazil 1-1
01/02/2022 Peru vs Ecuador 1-1
24/03/2022 Paraguay vs Ecuador 3-1
29/03/2022 Ecuador vs Argentina 1-1

Ecuador Players to Watch

Despite not having many well-known or famous players on the team, Ecuador has a great mix of young and seasoned players. Which of these, though, is most likely to draw attention in Qatar for football betting fans? Here are our top 3 picks:

  • Moises Caicedo: Position: Midfield. 26 games, 2 goals, and 4 assists. Young, energetic, and very talented. Likes fast link-up play and is good at dribbling at players. He may be a sub for this match but a great impact player to have.
  • Enner Valencia: Position: 72 caps, 35 goals, and 12 assists. In our prediction for the first game, we said a dark horse for the top scorer in the group and he’s scored 2 goals already. Deadly and may just add to his tally.
  • Pervis Estupiñán : Position: Left Full-Back. 26 caps, 3 goals, 2 assists, and 4 yellow cards. A young player with an eye for getting forward. Causes defenders trouble and will test the Senegal midfielders as he surges forward.

Senegal Preview

Despite losing to the Netherlands late on in the opening round of fixtures, the Senegal side more than held their own and caused a lot of issues for the Dutch. When looking at the World Cup bets for this fixture, the odds are understandably even. But as we have said, this is a potential dark horse of the group given they come into the tournament as AFCON winners. However, no Mane, no goals, and that was evident from the Netherlands game. Will this affect football predictions?

World Cup History

This is the third time Senegal has made it to a World Cup. In 2002, they were the second African side to make it to the Quarter-finals since Cameroon back in 1990. Their 2018 World Cup journey was one for the record books as they were the first team eliminated via the Fair Play rule, and first for the competition as games in the group ended as a tie, so it came down to card picked up and the Senegalese had too many to progress to the next round.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

For African Nations, the task of qualifying is a hard one to pull off because of so many even teams. But, they clearly made it and these are the results that set them off to Qatar for a short business holiday. 

Date Match Final Score
01/09/2021 Senegal vs Togo 2-0
07/09/2021 Congo vs Senegal 1-3
09/10/2021 Senegal vs Namibia 4-1
12/10/2021 Namibia vs Senegal 1-3
11/11/2021 Togo vs Senegal 1-1
14/11/2021 Senegal vs Congo 2-0
25/03/2022 Egypt vs Senegal 1-0
29/03/2022 Senegal vs Egypt 1-0 (1-1 agg/ 3-1 pen)

Senegal Players to Watch

Here we look at the three top Senegalese players that will be helping their team to pick up the needed 3 points, If it’s a draw, they will be praying the yellow cards don’t become an issue at the end of the group stage.

  • Edouard Mendy: Position: Goalkeeper. 25 caps and 14 clean sheets. Will need to be a wall against the Ecuador team and manage his defence. Should have a good game.
  • Idrissa Gueye: Position: Midfield. 94 caps, 7 Goals, and 3 assists. A strong player that likes getting forward to create chances. Will face an even battle but with 11 bookings, you might expect another in this game.
  • Ismaila Sarr: Position: Winger. 47 caps, 10 goals, and 3 assists. Looked good in the first game and will get just as many chances in this match. The perfect fixture to add to his scoring record.

Ecuador vs Senegal Betting Odds

Of the many hundreds of WC 2022 betting odds there are, what will you be placing your money on? At Betiton, every World Cup game has around 300 markets that cover every action a football game could have. From player bookings to correct scores, you bet how you want. Below are the two most common markets. If you want to place an instant bet, click the odds you like and begin betting.

Match Winner

Ecuador to Win Senegal to Win Draw
2.69 2.54 3.10

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Over 2.5 Goals Under 2.5 Goals
2.20 1.57

Who Will Win? Ecuador vs Senegal Prediction

What are our Ecuador vs Senegal football predictions? Well, it’s a very close game to call. The Senegal team is perhaps stronger but is less of a threat without Mane (injured). And Ecuador is weaker but has a deadly striker in Enner Valencia. There can only be one result when two teams can cancel each other out like this.

Our Ecuador vs Senegal prediction: Draw.

Our Ecuador vs Senegal Betting Tips

If you want to be brave, our World Cup tips suggest that you can make the call and either pick Ecuador to win or Senegal. Because the game is so evenly matched, you could opt to pick the Both Teams to Score market. Don’t forget that you can form your bespoke Acca with us at Betiton. Jump into our other predictions and add as many selections of draws and wins as you want. Once you add five or more, you really can win a huge amount of money back if all predictions come in correctly.

Sean Fenech

Content Writer at Betiton™

Sean has been writing casino and iGaming content ever since 2018. Moreover, he is also an alumnus of the University of Malta, having graduated with an M.A. in English in 2020. Finally, he also manages the Betiton Medium blog, where he publishes research into the history of popular casino games. You can access this blog here: https://betiton.medium.com/