English fans will be hopeful that their team can perform even better this time around in Qatar after reaching the semifinals at the previous world cup championship and getting to the finals of the most recent Euros.
The real beginning of that voyage will take place in the Round of 16 against Group A runners-up Senegal, who defeated Ecuador in their last group-stage match to advance.
England will be confident of extending its streak of winning all 20 of its international games against the opponents from Africa, but Senegal will be a tough opponent.
Senegal will be eager to make a statement by pulling off an upset because several members of their squad play for English clubs, and because this is only their second-ever World Cup knockout appearance, they will feel much less pressure than the English team in this match.
- Date- 4th December 2022;
- Time- 7pm GMT;
- Venue- Al Bayt Stadium;
- Stage- World Cup Round of 16
How to Watch England vs Senegal
The round of 16 match between England and Senegal will be live on TV on ITV1, ITVX,STV and STV Player for viewers in the United Kingdom.
In the US, you can catch the match live via Fox Sports,Telemundo,Fubotv, and Peacock Premium.
Canadian viewers will be able to watch the game in real time via TSN and RDS
Again defying the odds, England's performance in the second half of their final group stage match allowed them to advance as Group B winners to Qatar 2022's round of 16 as they swept aside their Welsh neighbors.
The Three Lions more closely resembled the team that mercilessly destroyed Iran last week after a lackluster performance in their draw with the United States just a few days earlier. They reached the World Cup's last four in 2018 under manager Gareth Southgate before coming up just short at the Euros last year on home soil, so they certainly have the track record to support dreams of winning a first major championship since 1966.
England hasn't suffered a defeat in 20 games against opponents from Africa, and Gareth Southgate's current group of players will undoubtedly start as favorites to advance. After a terrible run of results through 2022, during which they were demoted from the top division of UEFA's Nations League, they began their quest for their second World Cup win. However, a return to form for Manchester United teammates Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire has contributed to the momentum behind their Qatari tour.
The England National team has no injury concerns coming into this match and they are very confident to qualify to the Quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
England National Team Form( All competitions)- (L,L,D,W,D,W).
Senegal, who arrived in Qatar as African kings and have now secured safe passage to the knockout stage for a second time, shouldn't be lacking in that most precious of goods either. They owe their victory over Ecuador in a winner-takes-all match, which they edged out on Tuesday at Khalifa International Stadium, to captain Kalidou Koulibaly's goal in the 70th minute.After Ismaila Sarr's spotkick had been equalized by their South American opponents, the center-calm back's volley was necessary, and Aliou Cisse's team ultimately followed up a routine victory over Qatar. After losing to the Dutch in their opening match, the latter outcome followed.
The only African team to date to defeat a European opponent in a World Cup knockout match was Senegal, who defeated Sweden. If it comes to penalty kicks, the Lions of Teranga may therefore hold a distinct advantage over their rivals, who have severally experienced painful failure in shootouts.
The Senegalese have a very compact defense and quality in attack and they may be able to pull a surprise like they did the last time they got to the round of 16 by beating England, so the English have so much to be worried about.
Senegal National Team form(All competitions)- (W,W,D,L,W,W).
Line-ups for the Match England vs Senegal
Expected England National Team vs Senegal (4-3-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Henderson, Bellingham; Rashford, Kane, Foden.
Expected Senegal National Team vs England(4-3-3) : E. Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; P. Gueye, N. Mendy, Ciss; Ndiaye, Dia, Sarr.
Bookmaker Odds for England vs Senegal, December 4
England are huge favorites to win this round of 16 match up with odds of 1.55 at Coinplay betting site. Senegal, although they have a good team, are outsiders to win this game at odds of 7.5 at Bet365. If both defensive lines do their job and it ends in a draw, the odds are at around 4 in different betting sites, though its unlikely to happen.
Both teams will come guns blazing for this match, so both teams to score wager will be very favorable at odds of 2.53 since Senegal are no pushovers and have a quality side that performs in top European clubs.
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Prediction and Bets on the match England vs Senegal
This will be a very tough match owing to the strong defensive showing from both teams.
However, due to the superior talent on the England squad and lack of star Senegalese player Sadio Mane we expect an England 2-1 win or draw. If it gets to penalties then Senegal wins this match.