If you're wondering what are the latest England vs Senegal betting tips, you've come to the right place. The tournament comes alive once the knock-out games begin and these two create a fascinating fixture between contrasting styles, although most England vs Senegal betting predictions will favour the English, and indeed the Three Lions are strong favourites, with some marking it down as a WC sure bet, shrewd punters would do well to be cautious before placing any significant wager.
England vs Senegal Match Information
England vs Senegal
4 December 2022
10 pm local time
Al Bayt Stadium
Bookmakers have released their prices for this match and England is available at just around 1.50, while Senegal is set at a whopping over 7.00. Here we examine those odds and present a preview with some considered predictions.
The match will take place on Sunday 4 December, with a local time kick-off of 10 pm, at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor. This will be England's second visit to this impressive stadium and the winners of this tie will return again for their quarter-final and if successful, a semi-final too.
These teams have never met before and the WC 2022 odds seem to suggest it will be a relatively straightforward fixture for the English to overcome. Of course, history shows that when it comes to tournament football, shocks can occur regularly and the Teranga Lions represent a really stiff challenge for the Three Lions, having seen off a tough Ecuador outfit to progress.
As Africa's reigning champions they have lived up to their pre-tournament billing as the continent's strongest nation, with three impressive group performances. England flattened a good Iranian team and then cruised past Wales to win their group in relative comfort. On reflection, the England vs Senegal best prediction is for England to just have too much quality in depth, and ease themselves into the last eight.
Two-thirds of the world probably thought we wouldn't go through after Sadio's injury. But we are a family, a well-oiled team. There is a dream of going beyond the quarter-final. We keep believing, we want to relate the story of Senegalese football. The next game will be tough, every game is. But the team who plays against us will be a little bit afraid. They can see we have a lot of talent - that we can do good things. - Kalidou Koulibaly after advancing to the Round of 16, Sky Sports
1.1 England vs Senegal Head-to-head Record
As we've already mentioned, these teams have never met before. However, England has played seven times against African teams in the World Cup, with three wins and four draws. In 1990, they encountered Cameroon in the quarter-finals and they needed extra time to make it to the next round. On the other hand, Senegal played twice against European sides in the WC knockout rounds - in 2002, they defeated Sweden after extra time in the Round of 16 to later lose to Turkey in the quarter-finals, also after extra time.
1.2 England vs Senegal Predicted Lineups
Gareth Southgate must send his best lineup against Senegal if he wants to avoid problems with getting to the quarter-finals. There aren't many question marks regarding England's XI; however, in some positions, the English coach has to make a difficult choice. For example, there are only up to three spots available for Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, and Marcus Rashford. At least one of them will have to sit on the bench.
Senegal: E. Mendy - Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs - Ciss, P. Gueye, Loum - Sarr, Ndiaye, Dia
Senegal doesn't have any concerns with injuries, but there is one big blow ahead of the match against England. After seeing a second yellow card in this World Cup, Idrissa Gueye won't be able to play as he's suspended for one match. Therefore, we should see Ciss and Loum in the midfield. It's very probable that Aliou Cisse will decide to more or less repeat the winning XI from the encounter with Ecuador.
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Leading bookmakers such as Bet365, Pinnacle, and 1XBET, wasted no time in releasing their England vs Senegal winner odds and have installed the English as firm favourites to progress to the quarter-finals. An English victory has an early best price of over 1.50, whilst it is nearly 4.00 for the draw. If you sense a shock is on the cards then you will be tempted by a generous 7.50 on Senegal gaining success over 90 minutes (or 100+ with stoppage time). These odds reflect the current outright odds for the future World Cup winner where we at JohnnyBet don't rank Senegal very high in the related article.
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Alternative markets attract enormous interest once the tournament moves into the knock-out stages and there are some lucrative England vs Senegal odds in the half-time/full-time betting, with an eye-catching Senegal/England WC prediction at massive odds. If preference is for a correct score then England to repeat their scoreline in their last group game against Wales of 3-0 is showing at a big price; however, were Senegal to repeat their own last result of 2-1 that is currently double those odds at huge odds. Perhaps the Africans will present a tough barrier and it could end up goalless at full-time, in which case it is possible to get a tempting price in the England vs Senegal betting odds.
3. England vs Senegal Prediction
Any England vs Senegal betting prediction will initially lean towards the Three Lions, not only because of their top-five world ranking but also because of the impressive way they have performed in the tournament so far.
They scored nine goals in the three group games, and could have had nine more, and frighteningly for the rest of the nations, Harry Kane, possibly the best forward in the competition, has still yet to find the net. Consequently, when considering England vs Senegal predictions, the classy striker should certainly enter into any punter's mindset. But he's not a favourite in our current betting tips for the Golden Boot winner which you can easily analyse in the related JohnnyBet article.
That said, it would be very foolish to rule out the African champions as they have demonstrated real fight and no little quality thus far, and have some top players performing on the world stage for leading European clubs, so they will know how to approach this game and could expose any weaknesses that undoubtedly do exist in the English defence.
All things considered, an England vs Senegal prediction has to see Gareth Southgate's men squeeze through, possibly with a goal in each half.
3.1 England vs Senegal Free Bet
Once the tournament enters the knock-out stage that is when the punters really start to get involved and with any England vs Senegal picks there will be an urgency to place it as a 'live' bet, and if that wager can be a free one, then all the better. This tournament is massive, and it, therefore, represents a bookmaker's biggest month for attracting new customers, and with so much competition, they will do their utmost to encourage keen gamblers to their sites and keep them throughout and then well beyond its conclusion.
One way of doing this is to provide tempting WC 2022 online betting opportunities, with the likes of Bet365 providing a very generous €50 (or equivalent in local currency) in additional funding. 1XBET match a deposit to the tune of 100% up to €130 (or equivalent in local currency); or you might try Pinnacle, one of the most trustworthy brands operating in over 200 countries. These free bets make this the perfect way to put England vs Senegal betting tips to the test, but with little, or no financial risk.
3.2 How to Bet on England vs Senegal
Having made your England vs Senegal betting prediction, you will be keen to place your selection at a respected brand. New players should head to one of the leading bookmakers such as Bet365, and complete their registration process, which is perfectly straightforward and will only take a matter of minutes.
Deposit your funds as directed, then follow the prompts to the markets for which your England vs Senegal betting tips can be made, and turn the forecast into a 'live' wager.
The match takes place on Sunday 4 December, at the Al Bayt Stadium, with a 10 pm kick-off, local time.
4.2 ⚽ What are the odds for this match?
The leading bookmakers such as Pinnacle, 1XBET, and Bet365 have predictably made England the firm favourites for this contest after releasing their England vs Senegal odds, with England showing at 1.53, whilst it is possible to get 7.50 on Senegal. It is currently 3.75 on the draw at full-time.
4.3 ⚽ What is the time difference in the UK when this match kicks off?
Qatar is 3 hours ahead of the UK, so it will be 7 pm when this game kicks off.
4.4 ⚽ Have either side played at this ground before?
This will be Senegal's first visit to this very impressive stadium; however, for England, it will be their second time having faced the USA there in their second group game. With that in mind, it could be a help and will probably push even more England vs Senegal betting tips towards the Three Lions.