Ecuador vs Senegal World Cup 2022: Date & Time, Match Preview, Team News, Prediction

It is a tight contest in Group A of the 2022 World Cup as the clock ticks fast towards the last group-stage match between Ecuador and Senegal, and the two will meet each other on Tuesday, 29 November at Khalifa International Stadium.
November 27, 2022 | 19:47

Ecuador and Senegal enter into a straight shoot-out for qualification for the knockout stages of the World Cup on Tuesday.

Ecuador are tied with the Netherlands on four points in Group A, with Senegal narrowly behind on three, and with the Dutch likely to defeat the already eliminated Qatar, it will almost certainly come down to which of these two gets the win.

Where are Ecuador vs Senegal playing?

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Location: Doha, Qatar

Stadium: Khalifa International Stadium

Date: Tuesday 29 November

Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT

Ecuador team news

Enner Valencia's continued battle to shake off the injury he picked up against Qatar on opening night took a rough turn as he left the Netherlands game on a stretcher... only to be seen walking after full-time anyway.

Local media reports have suggested Valencia will be fine to face Senegal, and with so much on the line here, don't be surprised if the veteran striker forces himself out on to the field.

Senegal team news

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Bolstered by the return of defender Abdou Diallo, Senegal were no match for Qatar last time out and have no concerns heading into this crunch clash.

Ecuador predicted lineup vs Senegal

Ecuador Starting 11 (4-4-2): Galindez; An. Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra; Valencia, Estrada.

Bench: Dominguez, Ramirez, Arboleda, Arreaga, Pacho, Porozo, Palacios, Gruezo, Cifuentes, Franco, Sarmiento, Ar. Preciado, Mena, Reasco, Rodriguez.

Senegal predicted lineup vs Ecuador

Senegal Starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Diallo; Gueye, Mendy; Sarr, Dia, Diatta; Diedhiou.

Bench: Dieng, Gomis, Mendy, Ballo-Toure, Jakobs, N'Diaye, Gueye, Loum, Ciss, Name, Sarr, Kouyate, Ndiaye, Jackson, Dieng.

Player Stats

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Ecuador Player Stats

While playing for Ecuador in this tournament, Enner Valencia has three goals (no assists), and he notched four goals and one assist in World Cup qualifying matches.

In World Cup qualifying matches, Ecuador’s Michael Estrada notched six goals and one assist.

In World Cup qualifying matches, Angel Mena scored two goals and four assists.

Moises Caicedo, during the World Cup qualifying cycle, recorded two goals and four assists for Ecuador.

Valencia has aided Ecuador with three goals in this competition, and he had four goals and one assist in the qualification campaign for the World Cup.

Senegal Player Stats

For Senegal, Iliman Ndiaye has one assist in this tournament with no goals.

For Senegal in World Cup qualifiers, Ismaila Sarr totaled three goals and one assist.

Famara Diedhiou, during this competition, has tallied one goal (plus four goals in the World Cup qualifying cycle).

While hitting the pitch for Senegal, Boulaye Dia has netted one goal in the current competition and tallied two goals and one assist during the World Cup qualifying cycle.

Preview and Prediction

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The only H2H between these teams witnessed Senegal on the winning side and we will be looking for the same in this game. Ecuador had six undefeated games in a row but they registered only two victories in that course. On the other hand, Senegal made the turns of wins and draws previously, winning two of the previous four. Ecuador has consecutive victories in the home games but they have no home advantage this time. However, the Lions of Teranga have won three of the last five away outings.

Despite having an undefeated sequence, Ecuador has not been favourable on the offensive end. The Tricolors scored a total of only two goals in the five attempts before the mega event. Lions of Teranga have also rattled the net only six times in the same course, scoring more than once in only one of them. Moreover, the only H2H between the teams also ended with below 2.5 goals. We expect the same case to be repeated in this game.

Senegal have to go for this. With the Netherlands sure to pick up three points against Qatar, anything less than a win will see the African champions eliminated.

That gung-ho approach should make for a fun showing against an Ecuador side who have done their best to play positively this winter as well. Sitting back and inviting pressure from Senegal could be disasterous, so the South Americans should try to take the game to their opponents as well.

There might not be much in it, but Senegal's all-out attack could come back to bite them.

Prediction: Ecuador 1-0 Senegal

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