Senegal VS Netherlands H2H: World Cup Qatar 2022


Senegal VS Netherlands H2H World Cup Qatar 2022 – The Senegal vs Netherlands match in Group A of the 2022 World Cup will take place at the Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar, Monday, November 21 2022. This duel will start at 23.00 WIB.

This match will be the second match from Group A after Qatar vs Ecuador which ended in a 0-2 home defeat on Sunday, November 20. The result left Ecuador temporarily leading the standings in this group and Qatar in the bottom position.

Senegal VS Netherlands H2H World Cup Qatar 2022

The Netherlands, who missed the World Cup in Russia four years ago, left for Qatar as one of the favorites to win. They will start their work at the 2022 World Cup by facing Senegal, the 2021 African champions, who lost Sadio Mane due to injury.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is confident his side have the ability to go very far and eventually win the World Cup after losing their previous three finals in 1974, 1978 and 2010.

“We don’t have the best players in the world, but I believe in the team’s development and tactics. We have players who can execute the coach’s tactical plans,” Van Gaal said this week as reported by Reuters. “We can go all the way to the end.”

The 71-year-old coach brought the Netherlands to third place in the World Cup in Brazil eight years ago. Since returning to train the Dutch national team, he has led his team through 15 unresolved matches.

On the other hand, Senegal is being hit hard after Mane had to leave the squad due to a knee injury he suffered while playing for his club, Bayern Munich, last November 8.

Mane was an important player when Senegal won the Africa Cup of Nations last year. The former Liverpool star also played a vital role in bringing his country through to the Qatar World Cup finals after beating Egypt in two play-off rounds.

Senegal is considered Africa’s great hope in Qatar. They are expected to go further after four years ago all African continent teams were stopped in the group phase.

For Senegal, getting out of the group phase is nothing new because they have already reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup two years ago. Senegal is one of only three African teams to ever go that far.

Now, coach Aliou Cisse wants his players to believe they can go farther than the quarter-finals even if they don’t have Sadio Mane with them.

Cisse believes his team will make a breakthrough that will not only make the people of Senegal proud, but also all Africans. “If France can win, why can’t we?” said the Senegalese coach.

Estimated line-up:

Senegal (4-3-3): Eduoard Mendy; Youssouf Sabaly, Pape Abou Cisse, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fode Ballo-Toure; Cheikho Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy, Idrissa Gana Gueye; Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Krepin Diatta

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Netherlands (3-4-1-2): Remko Pasveer; Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake; Jeremie Frimpong, Frenkie de Jong, Teun Koopmeiners, Daley Blind; Davy Klaassen; Cody Gakpo, Steven Bergwijn

Senegal vs Netherlands match scenario

Senegal lost some of its strength when Sadio Mane was ruled out of this tournament due to an injury that required him to undergo surgery.

Even so, coach Aliou Cisse has coatings that can cover the gap caused by the loss of Mane. They are Nicolas Jackson, Iliman Ndiaye, Krepin Diatta and Bamba Dieng.

The players will try hard to fill the left wing of the attack that has been occupied by Mane. However, Diatta is the most likely to win the battle for the Mane seat. He will work hand in hand with Ismaila Sarr in flanking Boulaye Dia who is the spearhead of the squad.

This match promises to be both exciting and tense because the two teams are not teams that like to stack up players at the back.

The two will put pressure on each other with Senegal moving in a 4-3-3 formation with Sarr’s trio Dia and Diatta forming the attacking trident.

In the middle, Senegal has installed Cheikho Kouyate, Nampalys Mendy and Idrissa Gana Gueye who will try their best to win the battle to control the axis of the field where the Netherlands has the potential to dominate this sector, especially because there is a world-class midfielder like Frenkie de Jong.

Chelsea goalkeeper, Eduoard Mendy, will get escort from tough Senegalese defenders including Kalidou Koulibaly.

The Netherlands are not expected to be able to field striker Memphis Depay for at least the opening match because of a hamstring injury.

Full-back Denzel Dumfries is also a doubt due to the injury picked up in his club’s last game of the year. Meanwhile, Marten de Roon still has problems with his back.

The situation faced by Dumfries gave Jeremie Frimpong the opportunity to be installed as a starter. Together with Daley Blind, Frimpong will fill the wing of the Dutch defense which also opens up space for attacks from the width of the field.

For the defensive line, coach Louis van Gaal is likely to install a trio of center backs Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake. While the tip of the attack was filled by Cody Gakpo and Steven Bergwijn.

Formation like this and with players like that, the Netherlands is guaranteed to dominate the match.

However, Senegal is not an arbitrary opponent because they are African champions who are also filled with tough players from Europe’s top leagues.

Important statistics Senegal vs Netherlands

– The two teams have never met in a World Cup match before, this Monday meeting will be the first time for both of them in this tournament.

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– The Netherlands won four of their last five matches, including beating Belgium 1-0, and twice beating Wales.

– That statistic is part of the Netherlands’ unbeaten record in the last 15 matches. Orange last lost against the Czech Republic in the last 16 of Euro 2022.

– Senegal has lost once in its last five matches. The rest they drew and won, including beating Bolivia 2-0 and Egypt 1-0.

– The Netherlands have come close to winning the World Cup three times after finishing runners up in 1974, 1978 and 2010. They also finished fourth in 1998 and third in 2014. But did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

– Senegal are one of three African teams to have tasted the atmosphere of a World Cup quarter-final. The other two teams are Cameroon and Ghana.

Prediction for the match Senegal vs Netherlands

It is predicted that the duel between the two teams will be fierce because both of them do not like to pile up players in their own defense area.

The Netherlands, who are unbeaten in the last 15 matches, with their tough defense reinforced by centre-back Virgil van Dijk, are likely to make it difficult for Senegal to break into Orange’s goal, especially when they lost Sadio Mane.

By looking at the situation of the two teams, the Netherlands is more favored to win the match.

That’s it from our analysis with for Senegal vs Netherlands match. As one of the biggest and most trusted online soccer betting sites, we always update the most actual and honest prediction about World Cup 2022 Qatar to help our player to make a better bet.

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