SlipsTips is back to share a selection from Qatar's clash with Senegal in World Cup Group A on Friday afternoon.
Qatar vs Senegal (Friday, 13:00)
Both Qatar and Senegal will be bidding to bounce back from World Cup Matchday One defeats when the pair meet at the Al-Thumama Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The host nation were given a baptism of fire in their Group A curtain-raiser as they became the first host nation to lose the opening game of a World Cup, slumping to a 2-0 defeat against Ecuador.
As for Senegal, they produced a spirited display despite their eventual 2-0 defeat at the hands of section leaders Netherlands on Monday.
This selection would provide a full pay-out if Senegal secure a victory by two goals or more, with a half-stakes winner banked if the Lions of Teranga triumph by a one-goal margin.
It would be fair to say that Qatar looked out of their depth in their first-ever World Cup fixture and they should expect little respite against a Senegal side who ran a much-fancied Dutch team close.
The Maroon were fortunate to escape with the margin of defeat they did suffer against Ecuador, and it could be argued Aliou Cisse's side will represent an upgrade on that challenge.
The Afcon champions have a squad stacked with household names, with their spine including Edouard Mendy, Chelsea teammate Kalidou Koulibaly, and a midfield littered with Premier League and international experience.
Of course, Felix Sanchez’s side will try their very best to cause another World Cup upset, but the gulf in quality should still be evident, not to mention Senegal are fast approaching must-win territory already.
With all of this in mind, backing Senegal to overcome a -0.75 start on the Asian Handicap at 91/100 (Bet 365) holds plenty of appeal.
- Senegal -0.75 (Asian Handicap)– 91/100 (Bet 365)