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Qatar vs Senegal Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

12:00 AM IST 04/11/22
Al Thumama Stadium Qatar
The number one ranked team in Africa should be able to record a win when they face the World Cup hosts at the Al Thumama stadium

Qatar will look to give their home fans something to cheer about in their second World Cup fixture against Senegal on Friday, Nov. 25.

It'll certainly be a difficult task, as Senegal is considered the top team in Africa, boasting starpower like Bayern Munich winger Sadio Mané.

Can Qatar secure a result in their second match? Or will Senegal get a much-needed win after opening the tournament against Netherlands?

Let's take a look at current betting odds to fund the best bets and props for this Group A fixture between Qatar and Senegal.

Qatar vs Senegal Current Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Senegal (+105) | Draw (+230) | Qatar (+270)
  • Draw No Bet: Senegal (-250) | Qatar (+155)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (+115) | Under 2.5 (-164)

Qatar vs Senegal odds are current as of Thursday, Oct. 27, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

There's some nice value on Senegal, who I like as a potential dark horse in this tournament. I'd avoid the Draw No Bet market because it's too expensive.

The total is heavily juiced to the Under since it's at 2.5 goals. It's hard to see three or more goals in this match, but we're getting an expensive price here.

Qatar vs Senegal Prediction

Senegal 2-0 Qatar

When you look at this Senegal roster, you see a team loaded with talent. We've already mentioned Mané, but there's also a number of players within the English Premier League.

That includes goalkeeper Édouard Mendy (Chelsea), defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), midfielder Idrissa Gueye (Everton), and winger Ismaïla Sarr (Watford).

This team was able to capture their first African Nations Cup this past February. They look poised to go on a run in this tournament, similar to Korea/Japan 2002 when they made the quarterfinals.

While Qatar has home field advantage on their side, it's going to be difficult for them to contain Mané in this match. The good news is that they come in at decent form, drawing Chile and defeating Guatemala in recent friendlies.

However, look for the best team in Africa to secure three points in this match.

Qatar vs Senegal Betting Tips

  • This is Qatar's first appearance in the World Cup.
  • Senegal has a deep run under their belt, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2002.
  • They won the most recent Africa Cup of Nations (2022).
  • Qatar won the Asia Cup (2019) and advanced to the semifinals CONCACAF Gold Cup (2021).
  • Senegal has the better roster, while Qatar has home field advantage.

Qatar vs Senegal Best Bets

➕ Senegal Wins (+105) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I think that Senegal should be able to advance out of Group A, given the talent they have throughout their roster. They also have an outside chance of topping Netherlands for first place here — they're that good.

With that in mind, this is a game that they need to win. If they're going to qualify to the knockout stages, they'll likely have to knock off Qatar, who are considered fourth or third at best in this group.