Qatar vs Senegal prediction: How will the World Cup match go?

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Can Qatar and Senegal bounce back from early World Cup 2022 defeats? Each of the two Group A teams hopes to do so at the other’s expense here.

Host country Qatar started their campaign with a poor performance and a 2-0 loss to Ecuador, before Senegal fought hard but eventually fell 2-0 to the Netherlands.

The African champions, without the injured Sadio Mane, will still be keen on their chances in this one, however.

After Qatar against Senegal, the Netherlands face Ecuador in Friday’s other Group A game.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is it?

Qatar kick off against Senegal is scheduled for 13:00 GMT (16:00 local time) on Friday, November 25.

The match is expected to take place at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.

How can I watch it?

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BBC One. It will also be shown live on the broadcaster’s website and on the BBC iPlayer app.

What’s up with the team?

Edouard Mendy was criticized for his performance in Senegal’s 2-0 loss to the Netherlands (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)


Qatar keeper Saad Al Sheeb was poor in his team’s first game against Ecuador so he could be dropped for Meshaal Barsham here.

Meanwhile, Abdou Diallo is expected to play despite cramping in Senegal’s loss to the Netherlands, but Cheikhou Kouyate is unfit to play after going on a stretcher due to a muscle problem in that match.

Like his counterpart in the Qatar goal, Senegal’s Edouard Mendy could be knocked out after a dreadful performance last time out.

Senegal star striker Sadio Mane remains injured and will miss the entire tournament.

Planned compositions

Qatar XI: Barsham; Pedro Miguel, Khoukhi, Salman, A Hassan, Ahmed; Al Haydos, Boudiaf, Hatem; Ali, Afif

Senegal XI: Dieng; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Cisse, Diallo; Je Gueye, N Mendy; Ndiaye, I Sarr, Diatta, Dia


Qatar – 5/1

Senegal – 8/13

Draw – 11/4

Via Betfair.


Qatar didn’t show enough quality in their loss to Ecuador to suggest they’ll fare better here. Qatar 0-2 Senegal.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at