Senegal will host the Netherlands in Group A of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 4 p.m. GMT on Monday, 21 November 2022. The match venue is Al Thumama Stadium, ad-Doha, Doha.
Latest odds on betting sites
Senegal has their winning odds placed at 6.60 (+560; 28/5). The Netherlands, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 1.65 (-154 American; 13/20 Fractional). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.900 (+290; 29/10).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Senegal — 15%, draw — 24%, Netherlands — 61%.
Latest betting odds on Senegal vs Netherlands (21 November 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.65 (-154; 13/20)
- Asian handicap (+0.75) on Senegal — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on the Netherlands — 1.54 (-185; 27/50)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
Match preview and statistics
Senegal will play their first game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against the Netherlands on Monday. The Lions of Teranga will be without their main man Sadio Mane after the Bayern Munich winger picked up an injury while playing for the club. Krepin Diatta will be looking to fill the spot of the injured Sadio Mane as they take on the Netherlands.
The Lions of Teranga might find it difficult in their first game with the loss of Mane, who scored the winning penalty to secure Senegal’s first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title. Mane also scored the winning goal to send them to the FIFA World Cup. Senegal will be looking to stop the Netherlands by defending narrowly, as they have done in their past few games.
Senegal has kept a clean sheet in four of its last five games. With Koulibaly at the centre of the defence and Edouard Mendy at the post, the Lions of Teranga have been solid defensively. It will take a lot of attacking movement from Holland to break down the defence.
Senegal team news: Sadio Mane is out with an injury.
The Netherlands have been impressive under Louis Van Gaal after they struggled under their previous manager. Holland finished top of their UEFA Nations League with 16 points. They scored the most goals (14) while finishing ahead of World Cup teams such as Wales, Belgium and Poland.
Holland has a strong attacking threat with Depay, although he is set to miss the opening game due to a hamstring injury. Cody Gakpo and Steen Begwijn will be looking to fill in the spot for the opening game against Senegal. The Netherlands will be looking to use the width of the field to open spaces for the midfielders like De Jong and also for the full-backs. Virgil van Dijk will be the heart of the defence alongside Nathan Ake. Holland is solid in midfield and defence as they look to get a win in their opening game
Netherland team news: Memphis Depay is out with a hamstring injury.
Senegal vs Netherlands H2H
This is the first meeting between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Liverpool projected starting lineup:
- Edouard Mendy
- Youssouf Sabaly,
- Papa Abou Cisse,
- Kalidou Koulibaly,
- Fode Ballo-Toure
- Cheikhou Kouyate
- Nampalys Mendy,
- Idrissa Gana Gueye
- Ismaila Sarr
- Boulaye Dia
- Krepin Diatta
Kalidou Koulibaly was regarded as one of the best defenders in Napoli before joining Chelsea during the summer transfer window. The Senegalese international has struggled in Chelsea recently but has always been top for Senegal. He has kept four clean sheets in his last five games for Senegal.
Netherlands projected starting lineup:
- Remko Pasveer
- Jurrien Timber
- Virgil van Dijk
- Nathan Ake
- Jeremie Frimpong
- Frenkie de Jong
- Teun Koopmeiners
- Daley Blind
- Cody Gakpo
- Steven Bergwijn
- Vincent Janssen
Virgil van Dijk is one of the best defenders in the world. The Holland international is regarded as one of the best defenders in Premier League history. Virgil is a rock at the back and will be crucial to stopping attacking threats from Senegal.
Prediction and betting tips
The Netherlands are coming into this game in good form. They have won four of their last five games in all competitions. The Netherlands finished top in their Nations League group as they entered the World Cup unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions. With the absence of Mane for Senegal, the Netherlands won't have much work to do defending them and will be very good in the attacking phase. I predict the Netherlands to win both halves
The Netherlands have scored a goal in five of their last five games in all competitions. Senegal has scored a goal in five of its last five games. Both teams are very dangerous in front of the goal. I predict both teams will score.
Betting prediction: HT-FT 2/2
Odds: 2.63 (+163 American; 13/8 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional)