Ecuador head into an encounter against Senegal in the World Cup on Tuesday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Khalifa International Stadium.
Ecuador collected four points points in their first two rounds of matches, ranking them as number two, while Senegal sit as number three on three points. Ecuador head to their upcoming fixture against Senegal as number 44 in the FIFA world ranking. The latter rank as number 18 according to Fifa.
Ecuador are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for first place in their group. They would be disappointed to end the tournament after only three matches following such a strong start to the group stage.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group and we should have a monster battle on our hands here. Senegal need a win, Ecuador will go through with a draw. Game on!
Ecuador vs Senegal Prediction
Ecuador have gone unbeaten in their previous three matches, which included a 0-0 draw with Iraq, a 0-2 victory over Qatar, and a 1-1 draw with Netherlands. Ecuador claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew six of the games, whilst losing one.
Ecuador scored seven goals, conceded five and fought their way to a clean sheet seven times in their previous ten matches.
In their last three matches, Senegal drew 1-1 with Iran, lost 0-2 against Netherlands and beat Qatar 1-3. Senegal were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered three defeats as well.
Senegal show off splendid stats in their last ten matches, where they hit the target 2.4 times on average per game. They scored 24 goals and conceded 17, an average of 1.7 a game. They held on for a clean sheet in three of these.
One win and one draw is a thoroughly acceptable outcome from the two first World Cup games this season. Ecuador won't be short on spirit ahead of their next encounter. Senegal are still optimistic of getting through to the next stage after picking up three points from their first two outings. A second win in the World Cup tournament would see them reach the knockout stage.
Ecuador vs Senegal Stats
- In 21 of the last 23 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 14 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Ecuador have not lost 15 of the last 16 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Ecuador matches the sum of goals was under 0.5
- Senegal have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 Senegal matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 3 Senegal matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Senegal have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
Ecuador vs Senegal Lineups
Ecuador vs Senegal Betting Tips
As the new World Cup campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Ecuador and Senegal this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.
Ecuador claimed all three points three times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing six along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Senegal have won six of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing three in this series of matches.
Ecuador have gone through an impressive 9 games now without losing even once. Before their upcoming match, Ecuador look back on 10 games on home soil without losing.
Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Ecuador, who scored an average of 0.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Senegal's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.4 goals in these matches.
Surprisingly, Ecuador only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Senegal got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Ecuador managed the first goal of the game in only three of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Senegal were first on target in three of their last 10 outings.