England are to battle against Senegal in the round of 16 of the World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium this coming Sunday.
With England and Senegal both qualifying for the World Cup knockout stage and the round of 16, both teams are high on confidence. Neither want their journey to end at Al Bayt Stadium. Ahead of their upcoming fixture on Sunday, England find themselves as number 5 in the FIFA world ranking. Senegal enter the match as number 18.
England were heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group and duly obliged. England have enough quality in their ranks to also reach the final of the World Cup.
Few people expect Senegal to be challenging for the title, but having reached this stage, who knows how far their confidence can carry them?
England vs Senegal Prediction
England are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating Iran 6-2, and then drawing 0-0 with USA. They were back as winners when they defeated Wales 0-3. England claimed a modest three wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew four of the games, whilst losing three.
England step into their next match this coming Sunday having scored a nice average of 1.6 goals in ten matches. They managed a total of 16 goals, while also allowing 12 goals against. That is an average of 1.2 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet four times in those matches.
Senegal won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 0-2 against Netherlands, before beating Qatar 1-3. Another win followed, this time by 1-2 against Ecuador. Senegal were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Senegal are brimming with confidence in front of goal before the upcoming match in the World Cup, as they show off very handsome numbers from their previous ten games. They scored 2.3 times on average per match, for a total of 23 goals. They also let in 14 goals goals, leaving an average of 1.4 per match. Furthermore, they fought their way to a clean sheet three times.
Qualification to the next round looks done and dusted for England as they enter the match as heavy favourite. They will certainly try to keep things tight with the aim of securing further advancement without too many difficulties. With two wins already under their belt, Senegal aim to spring a surprise at the World Cup. Come Sunday they'll be out to prove that their six points in the group were no fluke.
England vs Senegal Stats
- England have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
- England have not lost the last 4 matches in a row
- In 3 of the last 4 England matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Senegal have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- Senegal have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- In 7 of the last 9 Senegal matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Senegal have won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Senegal played, both teams scored
England vs Senegal Lineups
England vs Senegal Betting Tips
Marcus Rashford is showing good form for England, scoring three goals in their last six matches. M'Baye Niang scored once in his previous half dozen outings.
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, England won three times, drew four and lost three times. Senegal claimed seven wins, drew one time and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
England saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Senegal's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.3 goals in these matches.
England scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. England managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.