The spotlight is on Senegal and Netherlands when they meet in the opening round of the World Cup. The upcoming group stage match kicks off at Al Thumama Stadium this coming Monday.
This is the opening match of the World Cup group stage for both Senegal and Netherlands, with both of them still upbeat. They'll fight hard to come out the other end with a good result before facing the other two teams in the group. Netherlands arrive at their next away match as number eight in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, Senegal are looking ahead to the game match as number 18 in the standings.
Senegal 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.
Netherlands are big favourites to top their group and not only that. They are also capable of laying claim to a place in the final, if all the margins work out right.
Senegal vs Netherlands Prediction
In their last three matches, Senegal won 0-1 and 0-2 against first Rwanda then Bolivia, before drawing 1-1 against Iran. Senegal were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in two of these outings.
Senegal enjoy some whopping stats from their previous ten matches. They average 3.3 goals per game, scoring 33 times while conceding 24. That is an average of 2.4 per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in four of the matches.
Netherlands are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Wales got left behind in a 3-2 win, before Poland got hammered in a 0-2 victory. Belgium was the most recent victim in a 1-0 win for Netherlands. Netherlands won seven of their last 10 matches, while drawing three in a run that saw them completely avoid defeat.
Netherlands scored 23 goals, conceded 11 and fought their way to a clean sheet three times in their last ten games.
Should Senegal actually escape with points to their account from the opening match at the World Cup it'll be a massive surprise. Bookmakers expect them to be run over at Al Thumama Stadium at Al Thumama Stadium on 21 November at 17:00.
Senegal vs Netherlands Stats
- Senegal have scored in the last 12 matches in a row
- Senegal have not lost 10 of the last 12 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 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 Senegal matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Netherlands have not lost 27 of the last 29 matches
- Netherlands have scored in 27 of the last 28 matches
- Netherlands have won 7 of the last 9 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 matches Netherlands played, both teams scored
- Netherlands have conceded in 6 of the last 8 matches
Senegal vs Netherlands Lineups
Senegal vs Netherlands 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 Senegal and Netherlands 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.
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Senegal won seven times, drew one and lost two times. Netherlands claimed seven wins, drew three times and lost zero in their last 10 games across all tournaments.
Netherlands are on a serious roll of now 15 matches without defeat.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Senegal’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 3.3 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of the previous ten matches which Netherlands played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.3 goals in these matches. Netherlands are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 15 matches.
Senegal scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Astonishingly, Netherlands scored the opening goal of the match in seven of their last ten games. Netherlands managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.