Ecuador and Senegal will face each other in a winner-takes-all game as they look to qualify for the World Cup knockout stages. With Senegal and the Netherlands equal for first place in Group A with four points each, and with the Dutch certain to overcome already-eliminated Qatar, it will likely come down to which of these two teams wins.
Ecuador team news
Enner Valencia’s ongoing recovery from the injury he sustained against Qatar on the first night of the tournament took a difficult turn when he was taken off the field for the Netherlands game on a stretcher but was later seen walking. Valencia is reportedly fine to play against Senegal, and with so much at stake, don’t be surprised if the seasoned striker forces himself onto the field.
Senegal team news
Senegal seems unconcerned going into this crucial match after being boosted by the return of defender Abdou Diallo. Senegal was no match for Qatar last time out.
Ecuador vs Senegal World Cup score prediction
Senegal must pursue this. The African champions will be eliminated if the Netherlands loses to Qatar, who will undoubtedly get three points. This upbeat attitude ought to make for an entertaining performance against an Ecuadorian team that has tried its best to play positively this winter as well. The South Americans should strive to exert as much pressure as possible on their opponents since standing still and allowing Senegal to press might be dangerous. Even though there may not be much in it, Senegal’s all-out assault might end up costing them.
Prediction: Ecuador 1-0 Senegal
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