Qatar Team Info – Playing with a Home Advantage
Qatar are not only the hosts of the 2022 World Cup, but they will make their first appearance in the legendary competition. The team finished in third place in the 2021 Arab Cup, and in 2019 they won the AFC Asian Cup. Felix Sanchez, who has managed the side since 2017, will feel pretty confident with his team. All of the players in the Qatar national team play in different teams in the Qatar Stars League. This will be highly advantageous for their team as they will be familiar with the stadiums, and play all year round in the weather and climate conditions that will play a part in the 2022 World Cup. The history of the World Cup also suggests that home advantage is a huge factor.
In goal, they have their long time goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb, who will play behind defenders Ro-Ro, Boualem Khoukhi, and Abdelkarim Hassan. Their key midfield players are Abdulaziz Hatem and Karim Boudiaf, but they also have younger options in Ali Assadalla and Assim Madibo. In attack, their main strikers are Almoez Ali and captain Hassan Al-Haydos. Ali is four goals away from becoming the top goal scorer for his country, and at the age of 26, he has plenty of time to break the record set by Mansour Muftah, of 42 goals. Al-Haydos is the most capped Qatar player, playing for his country 163 times since he started in 2008.
Senegal Team Info – A Truly Talented Squad
Senegal is the top ranking African nation in the 2022 World Cup, and after narrowly missing out on reaching the round of 16 in 2018, the team will look to at least break out of the group stage. It was a historic moment in the World Cup, as Colombia finished top of the group, and Senegal and Japan were tied on points. The two teams had the same goal difference and the match between them had ended 1-1. Japan took second place after the fair play tiebreaker was used, where the team that accrued fewer yellow cards won. On the back of an Africa Cup of Nations win, Senegal should feel that they can either win or finish runners up in Group A.
Sadio Mane, who recently moved to Bayern Munich from Liverpool, where he won Champions League and Premier League titles, leads their strike force. They also have Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Keita Balde, and Famara Diedhiou. In midfield, they have many Premier League players such as Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, and Pape Matar Sarr. Krepin Diatta, Pape Gueye are Senegalese midfielders who play in the French Ligue 1. In defence, they have some top players such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, Fode Ballo-Toure, and Pape Abou Cisse. In goal, they can use Edouard Mendy or Alfred Gomis.
Qatar vs Senegal Head-to-head
Qatar and Senegal have never met before. The odds will favour Senegal, as they have more world class players in their team and they have played in the World Cup before, but Qatar has home advantage and all of their footballers play in the domestic league.
Qatar vs Senegal Betting Preview
There are masses of bets available on this game, offering you the chance to bet on anything from which team will win to how many goals there will be in the game. If you are not sure on how the game may end, you can always use bets such as double chance or draw no bet, which offer some insurance.
With double chance, you can bet on the game to end in two of the three possible ways. There will be a bet for Qatar to win or the match to end in a draw, Senegal to win or the match to end in a draw, and either Qatar or Senegal to win. The odds on these bets will not be as long as the odds on the outright result of the match, but that is because they are less risky.
Draw no Bet
With draw no bet, you can bet on one team to win and will not have to worry if the game ends in a draw. If there is no winner in the match between Qatar and Senegal, then the bet will be considered void and your stake will be returned. This way, you can freely bet on the team you think will win and will cut any losses if there is a late equaliser in the game.
Halftime/fulltime bets are where you have to predict the result at half time and at the end of the game. It is more difficult than betting on the outright match result, as there will be twice as many options. For example, you can bet on Senegal/Senegal, in which case Senegal needs to lead at the end of the first half, and then win the game. You may find some gigantic odds on Senegal/Qatar, which will require Senegal to take the lead, but then Qatar to come back from behind and win the game.
With handicaps, you can bet on a team to either win by a certain margin or more, or you can use a handicap that favours the chosen team, in which case they should not lose by more than a certain margin. There are multiple types of handicaps, and here is how they work.
If you put your money on Senegal to win the match with a handicap of -2.5, this will mean they have to win by at least 3 goals for your bet to payout. If you bet on Senegal with a handicap of -2, this will also mean they have to win by at least 3 goals for your bet to pay out, but if they only win by 2, then your money is returned. If you place a handicap of -2.25 goals, what this does is puts half the stake on a handicap of -2.5 and the other on a handicap of -2. You will win if Senegal finish the game 3 goals clear of Qatar, and you can receive half your stake back if they only win by 2 goals.
Over/Under Total Goals
With total goals, you will be able to bet on how many goals you think Qatar and Senegal will score in the game. To place a bet, you can simply pick one of the betting lines, such as 3.5, and then bet on whether you think the game will end with 3 goals or under, or 4 goals or more.
And Much More
If you scroll through the entire list of bets, you will find there are literally hundreds of bets that you can try out. There will be plenty of bets on particular match events such as Qatar to score first, Senegal to score in both halves, Senegal to keep a clean sheet, both teams to score, Qatar to score 2 or more goals, Qatar to win the first half, and the variations of these bets and many more.
You can also find player bets, which relate to whether a player will score anytime during the game, the player to score the first goal of the game, and on the player to score the last goal of the game. You can find the odds for Qatar’s Almoez Ali or Hassan Al-Haydos, as well as Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Keita Balde, Ismaila Sarr, and all the other players on both teams.
You can enjoy many hours of fun betting on the World Cup group matches, but it is important not to become carried away. Try to avoid spending more than you can afford to lose so that you do not get desperate or too frustrated if you lose. If you need more information on the subject, you can always check out organisations such as gambleaware.co.uk