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England vs Senegal: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

11:05 EAT 03/12/2022
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The European side are clear favourites to progress and should be able to keep out the African champions when they meet this weekend

The Lions of Teranga qualified for the round of 16, even without their star Sadio Mané. Senegal defeated Ecuador in their last group-stage game, while England performed as expected and topped Group B with two wins and a draw.

This is a big moment for Senegal as they failed to advance out of the group stage at the last World Cup after losing the tiebreaker against Japan due to yellow cards accumulated.

Let's dive into current betting odds to uncover the best bets and props for this round of 16 showdown between England and Senegal.

England vs Senegal Current Odds

  • 3-way handicap: England (-190) | Draw (+290) | Senegal (+600)
  • Draw No Bet: England (-650) |Senegal (+400)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (+125) | Under 2.5 (-175)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (+138) | No (-200)

England vs Senegal odds are current as of Friday, Dec.2, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

The English are considerable favorites in this matchup at -190, and the oddsmakers do not believe both teams will score in this contest with that prop juiced to -200.

England vs Senegal Prediction

England 2-0 Senegal

After conceding two goals in the second half against Iran, the English went 180 minutes without conceding a goal against the United States and Wales. Their defense has been stout, and they control the midfield possession.

Even with a rotating lineup, England was able to score three goals against Wales in their final group match, and they are poised to make another deep run at this World Cup. Manager Gareth Southgate has been criticized for his lineup selections and tactics. He could be on his way out as England's manager without a run to either the semifinals or finals.

Bukayo Saka has been stellar for the English at this tournament, as well, as Marcus Rashford off the bench. This is a deep England squad, and Senegal will have trouble containing their attack for a full 90 minutes.

England will dominate the possession in this game, so Senegal will rely on the counterattack to score in this match. The Lions of Teranga have the pace in attack with Ismaïla Sarr to trouble the English defense but will have to convert the few chances they will have.

England vs Senegal Betting Tips

  • England made it to the finals of the 2020 Euros and the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in their last two major international tournaments.
  • England have the fifth-best odds to win the World Cup right now at +800.
  • The Three Lions are undefeated in their last seven matches against an African nation at the World Cup.
  • England has only lost twice in the round of 16 in their seven appearances in the knockout stage.

England vs Senegal Best Bets

➕ England Clean Sheet (-140) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

When Kalidou Koulibaly scored the winning goal against Ecuador, it was an inspiring moment for the Senegalese. Still, unfortunately, they will face a powerful England team in the round of 16.

I expect England to control over 60% of the possession in this match and slowly break down the Senegal backline.