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England vs Senegal World Cup Predictions

Posted: Dec 2, 2022Last updated: Dec 2, 2022

The Three Lions of England are set to take on Senegal in the Round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday, Dec. 4. The match will take place at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

England are fresh off a 3-0 victory over Wales, winning Group B, while the Lions of Teranga narrowly qualified for the Round of 16 by defeating Ecuador in their final group stage match.

Senegal is no pushover, but Gareth Southgate‘s English side are widely expected to make easy work of the African nation. Can the Lions of Teranga pull off an upset? Let’s look at current betting odds to find best bets and make a Senegal vs England match prediction.

England vs Senegal Odds

  • 3-way handicap: England (-195) | Draw (+290) | Senegal (+600)
  • Both Teams To Score: Yes (+140) | No (-180)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (+125) | Under 2.5 (-160)

England vs Senegal odds are current as of Dec. 2, on Caesars Sportsbook.

The Three Lions are a massive favorite in the Round of 16 vs Senegal. As a result, there is little value in betting on a straight victory for England.

That said, the Lions of Teranga are unlikely to pull off an upset, so your best bet will likely be combining an England victory with the Under.


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England vs Senegal Prediction

England 2-0 Senegal

The Three Lions have looked solid on defense after conceding two goals to Iran in their opening match, England has produced two consecutive clean sheets over the United States and Wales.

The match should remain competitive from whistle to whistle, with Senegal boasting premium talents such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Abdou Diallo, and Ismaila Sarr. Unfortunately, the absence of star attacker Sadio Mané puts them at an extreme disadvantage.

England has scored nine goals in three matches while getting solid contributions across the board. It will be interesting to see what starting XI Southgate plans to install against Senegal following his midfield and forward adjustments against Wales.

After seeing hardly any action in the first two matches, Manchester City’s Phil Foden came on to score against the Welsh side, in addition to Marcus Rashford.

In addition, Kyle Walker returned from injury at right back, giving the Three Lions another strong defensive option alongside Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Overall, England is likely to outclass Senegal across the pitch due to their superior roster. Just don’t be surprised if the Lions of Teranga keep it close until late in the match.

England vs Senegal Betting Tips

  • England and Senegal have never faced each other in international competition.
  • Under 2.5 goals has hit in four of Senegal’s previous six matches.
  • Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté will miss the match with an ankle injury.
  • Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye will miss the match after receiving his second yellow card.

England vs Senegal Best Bets

England to Win & Under 2.5 Combined Goals (+109) at Caesars Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

As mentioned above, the Three Lions have been stellar on defense following their opening match. Senegal lacks a true attacking threat without Mané, giving England a clear path to another clean sheet.

Author

Matt Williams

Matt Williams is the Lead MLB Editor for The Game Day, formerly of The Athletic and NBC Sports. Matt is the former host of the Turn Two Podcast and champion of both Tout Wars and the Kings Classic fantasy expert leagues. He has been nominated for an FSWA award and is known for his analytical breakdown threads on Twitter.

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