The much-anticipated event in world football is here. The World Cup 2022 kicks-off Monday, and exciting football action is ahead. Senegal will take on Netherlands in Group A’s second opening matchups. Senegal is plagued by injury blows just days before their opening match, while the Netherlands strengthened their line-up with no fitness issues. Get free soccer prediction predictions here!
Al-Thumama Stadium, Al-Thumama city, Qatar
November 22, 2022, Tuesday 12:00 AM (GMT+8)
Senegal will head to this match without their talisman Sadio Mane as he was removed from the squad due to the injury he picked up in a German league game. The reigning AFCON champions finished the qualifiers on top of their respective group and went unbeaten to set up a playoff clash with rivals Egypt. Since then, they have won 5, lost 1 and drawn their most recent friendlies against Iran 1-1. Today football prediction is ready here!
World Cup appearances: 2
Goals Scored: 11
Current FIFA ranking: 18
Best finish: Last-8 (2002)
Meanwhile, Netherlands will head to this match unbeaten in the last 15 international matches. Their last defeat came in the last-16 of the Euro 2020 last year. They qualified for the tournament group winners, going unbeaten for the rest of the campaign after their opening loss to Turkey. They have won 7 of their last 10 games across all competitions, including three straight wins in their most recent outings.
World Cup appearances: 10
Goals Scored: 86
Current FIFA ranking: 8
Best finish: Runners-up (1974, 1978, and 2010)
This will be the first time that these sides will meet in their history and the history of the tournament.
Senegal 2 – 3 Netherlands
Netherlands will win. Both teams will score.
Senegal 1.59 – Draw 3.80 – Netherlands 5.90
FT.HDP – Netherlands 7.0
(Odds might change without prior notice)
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