World Cup 2022 Qatar vs. Senegal start time, betting odds, lines: Expert picks, FIFA predictions, best bets

The Netherlands and Ecuador have taken control of Group A after 2-0 wins over their opposition to begin the 2022 FIFA World Cup but both Qatar and Senegal can cling to hopes of advancing from the group with a win as they go head-to-head on Friday. Qatar is the host nation but looked overmatched in a 2-0 loss to Ecuador on Sunday, while Senegal clearly missed superstar winger Sadio Mane, who will miss the entire 2022 World Cup with a right knee injury. The Qataris will have the home-crowd advantage but will that be enough to overcome a Senegal roster full of players from the top leagues in the world?

Kickoff is set for 8 a.m. ET. Senegal are -150 favorites (risk $165 to win $100) in the latest Senegal vs. Qatar odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Qatar are +460 underdogs. A draw is +255 and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. Before making any Qatar vs. Senegal picks or World Cup 2022 predictions, you need to see what renowned SportsLine soccer bettor Jon (Buckets) Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is 274-266-7 overall on his soccer picks in 2022, including an astounding 50-25-1 on Premier League predictions for a profit of more than $1,800 for $100 bettors.

Now, Eimer has taken a close look at Senegal vs. Qatar from every angle and just locked in his World Cup picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several World Cup odds and betting lines for Qatar vs. Senegal:

  • Senegal vs. Qatar spread: Senegal -0.5 (-165)
  • Senegal vs. Qatar over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Senegal vs. Qatar money line: Senegal -150; Qatar +460; Draw +255
  • SEN: Senegal won 22 aerial duels in the opener against the Netherlands.
  • QAT: Almoez Ali has 41 international goals.
  • Senegal vs. Qatar picks: See picks here

Why you should back Senegal

The 2022 AFCON champions are without Mane but they can still field an incredibly talented starting XI full of players who are playing for some of the best clubs in world football. Keeper Edouard Mendy and defender Kalidou Koulibaly are both top options for Chelsea in the Premier League while Idrissa Gueye is a former PSG regular who now features for Everton.

Both teams are coming off 2-0 losses in their opening match but Senegal played a Netherlands squad that is considered a World Cup contender while Qatar was the first host nation to lose its opening match in a game against Ecuador where they were only slight underdogs. And despite their loss, Senegal actually had 46% of possession and bested the Dutch in shots (15-10) and shots on target (4-3).

Why you should back Qatar

The Qataris have a prolific goal scorer in Almoez Ali. A 26-year-old striker, Ali has 41 international goals. He was the team’s top scorer at both the 2019 Asian Cup and the 2021 Gold Cup. On Sunday Ali provided the team its best chances to score though unsuccessfully.

Qatar face a Senegal team that will be missing its best player, Sadio Mane. The 30-year-old forward for Bayern Munich is out for the tournament with a tendon injury that will require surgery. Mane’s absence was evident in Senegal’s opening loss to the Netherlands, in which Senegal managed just four shots on goal, converting none.

How to make Qatar vs. Senegal picks

Eimer has analyzed Senegal vs. Qatar and is picking Over 2.5 goals. But he has identified two other confident picks for Qatar vs. Senegal. He has identified several factors why these wagers will cash. He’s sharing these picks only at SportsLine.

Who will win Senegal vs. Qatar? Visit SportsLine now to get Jon Eimer’s predictions for the World Cup match, all from the soccer expert who has been on a roll, and find out.