England vs Senegal
FIFA World Cup
Date: 4 December 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor).
Sunday’s match between England and Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium will determine whether team advances to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 began on Saturday after the conclusion of the group stage.
On Sunday, two matches will be played, with the day’s events culminating with a match between England and Senegal for a spot in the quarterfinals at the Al Bayt Stadium.
England seems to have had a good draw after earning a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
And the Three Lions performed admirably to win Group B, with the one hiccup being a 0-0 draw with the USA.
But Gareth Southgate’s team defeated Iran and Wales with ease to go to the Round of 16.
Senegal, on the other hand, took a more direct route to the knockout rounds.
The Lions of Teranga got off to a disappointing 2-0 loss to the Netherlands.
But as we had predicted in our pre-World Cup preview, Aliou Cisse’s team was able to capture the runners-up spot in Group A thanks to victories over Qatar and Ecuador.
On Sunday, England and Senegal will play one other for the first time.
The dilta delves further into the FIFA World Cup 2022 matchup before the two teams’ first-ever meeting.
England vs Senegal Head to head :
- England kept back-to-back clean sheets in the last two games
- The gulf in quality between the two teams is significant
- The value is decent with Kane to score at the 2.25 odds
England vs Senegal Prediction :
It is as uncommon to see Senegal keep a clean sheet in a World Cup game as seeing a blue moon. So at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, England should be successful.
And it won’t come as a surprise if Harry Kane scores at the FIFA World Cup 2022 to end his goalless streak.
However, the Lions of Teranga have proven they can compete with the finest teams.
Thus, Aliou Cisse’s team should travel to England to play the match, even though they might only lose.
The dilta believes that the game will be generally evenly matched and that England will triumph 2-1.
The victor of the match between France and Poland will then play the Three Lions.
England vs Senegal Team News :
While Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, and Marcus Rashford—all of whom were introduced to the starting XI against Wales—undoubtedly enjoyed having their faith repaid, Gareth Southgate now finds himself in a difficult situation.
On Sunday, he will not only take into consideration putting back Kieran Trippier, Bukayo Saka, and fan favorite Raheem Sterling, but he may also opt to switch from a back four to a versatile three-man defense.
In either scenario, Declan Rice, Henderson, and Borussia Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham should form a central-midfield triumvirate with the second-youngest English player to gain 20 senior caps. James Maddison and Kalvin Phillips are both still not fully fit.
In order to score his first goal at this year’s championships, captain Harry Kane, who won the Golden Boot in Russia in 2018, will once again start up front for the Three Lions.
Senegal’s attempt to advance to the round of eight, however, must be made without both Sadio Mane and Idrissa Gueye, his former Merseyside club rival.
The workhorse midfielder is suspended after earning his second caution of the championships against Ecuador, and Cheikhou Kouyate, who suffered an ankle injury in their opening game, is currently ruled out of practice. Therefore, Nampalys Mendy of Leicester City should fill in.
Ismaila Sarr of Watford and Iliman Ndiaye of Sheffield United have stepped up in Sadio Mane’s conspicuous absence; Famara Diedhiou and Krepin Diatta are other candidates to play on Sunday; Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia is the main goal threat.
England possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Saka, Kane, Foden
Senegal possible starting lineup:
E. Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; P. Gueye, N. Mendy, Ciss; Ndiaye, Dia, I. Sarr