Ecuador Team Info – Capable of Causing a Surprise
Ecuador are not going to be the favourites to win their last match against Senegal, but the team has had some brilliant performances in the CONMEBOL qualifiers. They suffered with consistency, but right at the end of the campaign they managed to hold both Brazil and Argentina to a 1-1 draw. Ecuador will be hoping to reach the round of 16, as they did in the 2006 World Cup when they came second in a group that consisted of Germany, Costa Rica, and Poland.
Enner Valencia is the captain of the team, and he is also the leading goal scorer for the nation with 35 goals from 72 appearances. In addition to their captain, they have Michael Estrada, who has scored 8 goals for his country. Carlos Gruezo, Gonzalo Plata, Moises Caicedo, and Jeremy Sarmiento are midfielders who play in top European leagues. In addition to them, there are players such as Angel Mena, Jhegson Mendez, Romario Ibarra, and Alan Franco, who play in South American leagues, or the MLS. In the back, there are Pervis Estupinan, Piero Hincapie, Angelo Preciado, and Xavier Arreaga, who helped secure 6 clean sheets in Ecuador's 18 qualifier games. In goal, they can use Alexander Dominguez or Hernan Galindez, both of whom play in the domestic Ecuadorian league, the Serie A.
Senegal Team Info – A Squad Full of Talent
Senegal are the winners of the most recent Africa Cup of Nations. Their squad has many talented players, including some household names for football fans such as Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Edouard Mendy. They reached the World Cup last year as well, but missed out on reaching the knockout stage after they were tied on points, and goal difference with Japan, and Japan eventually won on the fair play tiebreaker.
Sadio Mane is not only the leading goalscorer for the Senegalese team, having scored 33 goals from 91 caps, but he is also amongst the best wingers in the world today. Alongside him, there are striking options such as Keita Balde, Famara Diedhiou, and younger players such as Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, and Bamba Deng. Idrissa Gueye is their go to midfielder, and his fellow midfielders include Krepin Diatta, Nampalys Mendy, Pape Gueye, Pape Matar Sarr, and the older Cheikhou Kouyate. Kalidou Koulibaly is the captain and main defender in the team. Next to him, Senegal can field Abdou Diallo, Fode Ballo-Toure, Pape Abou Cisse, amongst others. In goal, they can use Edouard Mendy or Alfred Gomis.
Ecuador vs Senegal Head-to-head
Ecuador and Senegal have played against each other twice. The first time was in 2002, when Senegal played away to Ecuador and won 1-0. The second time was in 2005, when Senegal beat Ecuador 2-1.
Ecuador vs Senegal Betting Preview
If you want to bet on Ecuador and Senegal's final group stage match, you will find no shortage of options. You will be able to find the odds on either of the teams to win or the game to end in a draw with the matchbets, but if you find the odds to be too short on Senegal, or you are not sure whether you want to pick Ecuador to win, you can check out all the other bets. These bets cover all different aspects of the match, from goals to specific details such as will either team reverse the result.
With handicaps you will be able to bet on a team to win by a certain margin or more, or on a team to not lose by a certain margin or more. How these bets work is that they add or subtract a certain number of goals from the team’s score at the end of the game, and they should still be in the lead for you to win. There are multiple types of handicaps, and these can also work with draws, where your money will be returned and you will not have any losses.
If you bet on Senegal to win with a handicap of -1.5, this will require the team to finish 2 or more goals clear of Ecuador. If you bet on Senegal to win the game with a handicap of -1, this will also require Senegal to win the game 2 goals clear of Ecuador, but if they only finish 1 goal ahead, then the result is a draw, and you will receive the money you staked back. If you bet on Senegal with a handicap of -1.25, this will be split into two equal bets of – and -1.5. If Senegal win by 2 or more goals, then you will win the bet, and if they only win by 1 goal, you will cut your losses and receive half your money back.
With halftime/fulltime bets, you can bet on the result at the end of the first half and the result at the end of the game. You can find the odds for bets such as Senegal/Senegal, Ecuador/Senegal, Senegal/Draw, and so on.
Over/Under Total Goals
Whether you think Ecuador and Senegal will score a lot of goals in their game, or you think that they will not score many, you can bet on how many goals will be scored in the game. To place a total goals bet, you can pick a betting line, such as 2.5, and then bet on whether the teams will score over or under that number of goals.
X Goal Sequence
Two, three, four and five goal sequence bets come with mammoth odds, but they are incredibly difficult to predict. You will not only need to pick the exact outcome of the game, such as 1-3 to Senegal or 2-1 to Ecuador, but you will also need to define when each team will score. For example, if you pick a 4 goal sequence and bet on Senegal to win the game 3-1, then you will need to pick the sequence of the goals, such as Senegal/Senegal/Senegal/Ecuador/Senegal. These will be shown as H and A, H suggesting the “home team” which in this case is Ecuador, and A suggesting the “Away team” which would be Senegal.
And Tonnes More
The betting options do not stop here, as there are countless bets available on the match between Ecuador and Senegal. You will be able to find some great odds on bets such as Ecuador to score first, Senegal to win at half time, both teams to score, Senegal to score in both halves, Ecuador to keep a clean sheet, either team to score within the first 10 minutes, either team to reverse the result, and all the variations of these bets, and many similar ones.
If that is not enough, you can jump to the bet combos, where there are bets with multiple criteria. Ecuador to score the first goal and Senegal to win, both teams to score and Ecuador to win, Senegal to score the first goal and win the first half, Ecuador to win and the game to end with 3 or less goals, both teams to score and Senegal to win the first half, and all the variations of these bets, are just a few examples of what types of combination bets you can enjoy.
It is always important not to overspend when betting on the World Cup. You may find that as there are so many games to watch, it is easy to be carried away, but there are ways you can avoid that. If you check out gambleaware.co.uk, there is a lot of useful information on how you can make budgets and control your gambling so that you can avoid losing too much or becoming frustrated.