England vs Senegal Bet Builder Tips: Result & Goalscorer Make 3.10 Builder
England vs Senegal Bet Builder Tips: Sunday, December 4th
The country’s eyes will all be on the Al Bayt Stadium where we have England v Senegal bet builder tips.
After Sadio Mane was ruled out of the competition and the Lions of Teranga lost their opener to the Netherlands, things looked very bleak for the African nation.
However, back-to-back wins over Qatar and Ecuador ensured their spot in the knock-out stages and will see Aliou Cissé’s side come into this quietly confident, despite their underdog status.
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World Cup Round of 16, Sunday, December 4th, 19:00 (UK)
The fluctuation of England’s odds in the outright market depict the dramatic nature of the nation pretty well.
The Three Lions shorted drastically after they ran riot against Iran, then drifted to as long as 11.00 following the stalemate with USA. As I write, we have come in slightly and settled at around 8.00 following the victory over Wales.
At heavy odds on, the Three Lions are expected to progress to the quarter-finals, however, former France defender, Mikael Silvestre, does not think it will be a routine win. He said:
“Senegal has been really good, which is impressive because they are missing Sadio Mané. They have already shown the world why they are the champions of Africa.”
“It will be a really good battle against England. I expect England to go through but it will be a very tough match for England. I definitely think Senegal are the strongest African team even though Morocco also have shown some really good things.”
Gareth Southgate faces a bit of a conundrum in the form of Marcus Rashford.
The mercurial forward grabbed his opportunity against Wales with both hands, scoring twice in a man-of-the-match-worthy performance.
England’s supremo now faces a bit of a selection headache, does he opt for the man in form or his old faithful Raheem Sterling?
In an interview with BBC 5 Live, Trent Alexander-Arnold said form has little impact on England’s staff selection, with XI carefully crafted depending on their opponents.
And with that considered, it is hard to see Rashford getting the nod from the off here.
England vs Senegal Stats & Facts
- Senegal last reached the knock-out stages of a World Cup in 2002, beating Sweden in extra-time of the last 16 thanks to a golden goal from Henri Camara before losing to Turkey in the next round.
- Under Southgate, England have played seven knock-out games at major tournaments, losing twice, one in a WC semi and one in the Euro’s final.
- No player has registered more assists in Qatar than England’s Harry Kane (3).
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England’s captain, who is chasing his country’s all-time leading goalscorer record, is yet to open his account in Qatar.
Harry Kane currently sits on 51, two ahead of Bobby Charlton and two behind Wayne Rooney.
Tottenham’s talisman tops the tournament’s charts for assists though, racking up three across the Three Lions opening three fixtures.
Staggeringly, Kane is yet to hit the target, he has accumulated four shots and an xG of 0.62. So, given his world-class quality, you would imagine the averages will fall back in his favour and he will be amongst the goals soon.
I think he will be amongst them very soon, this Sunday in fact.
His goalscoring exploits are well documented but for those unaware he has averaged 0.76 goals per 90 and bagged 10 goals in twice as many appearances at major tournaments. It also does not hurt that he takes the penalties.
Combining Kane to score with an England win seems logical as the pair go hand-in-hand.
England are 1.53 to win as I write, meaning the bookies give them a 65.4% chance of victory, so bulking that price to 3.10 and hoping for a goal from their most prolific player makes sense. On paper anyway.
Under Southgate, England have played seven knock-out games, losing twice, one in a WC semi and one in the Euro’s final.
Crucially, they have gained crucial major tournament improvement and developed as a group.
They have managed similar games, at similar stages against the likes of Sweden, Ukraine and Columbia and I fancy them to progress within the 90 on Sunday evening.
- England Win
- Harry Kane anytime goalscorer
Bet Builder odds: 3.10
Odds via Unibet as at 15:45 December 2 2022. Odds may now differ.