Route to the World Cup
With Qatar being the host nation, there was no requirement for them to take part in the qualification process for the World Cup. Their place in the World Cup was guaranteed when Qatar was nominated as the host nation in 2010. Their preparation towards the World Cup included participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021 where Qatar won their group stage by beating Honduras and Grenada while they drew against Panama. They beat El Salvador to reach the semi-final where they were knocked out by the eventual winners, the USA.
During the course of 2022, Senegal has had plenty of testing football matches. In February they won the African Cup of Nations beating Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso on the way to reaching the final. In the final, Sadio Mane came up against former teammate Mohamed Salah as Senegal won the tournament beating Egypt 4 – 2 on penalties. Senegal also beat Egypt in the African World Cup qualifiers to qualify for World Cup and once again, they beat Egypt on penalties, this time 3 – 1. With Senegal having played many high-pressure games in the lead up to the World Cup, it will act as excellent preparation for them to play well under pressure in the Group stages.
Current Odds at mr.play
There is a huge choice of betting markets here at mr.play. For example, you can currently get odds of 47/50 for both teams to score in this match, or alternatively 19/25 for both teams not to score, resulting in a goalless draw. You can also test your luck against half-time and full-time results. Odds are currently available for Qatar to lead the game at half-time and then win the match at 107/20. For Senegal to be winning at half-time and go on to win the match, odds are currently priced at 51/25. There are odds of 14/5 for Qatar to win the match, 101/100 for Senegal to win and 47/20 for a draw.
Qatar v Senegal is likely to be a crucial match for both teams particularly after one considers the projected outcomes of the opening group games where Senegal play Netherlands and Qatar come up against Ecuador. This will make for exciting football and the chance to take advantage of numerous betting opportunities.