The host country’s group will kick off the World Cup with a stand-alone game on November 20th when they take on Ecuador. It will be the first World Cup ever held in the Middle East.
The Netherlands were the big winners of the draw back in April. They will be the favorites in this group and are set to begin their journey on November 21st when they take on Senegal. A player to watch for the Dutch is Barcelona Forward Memphis Depay. Depay was a consistent goal scorer last year for Barcelona and will be hoping to find the back of the net a few times for his national team in Qatar.
It will be interesting to see what the atmosphere is like for the Qatar games. The host country isn’t known for its soccer talent, and the culture there is much different than in the alcohol-friendly western world. The countdown is on, so we’re set to find out soon.
Qatar VS Ecuador Odds Comparison
The 2022 World Cup will get started when Ecuador takes on the host country, Qatar, from Al Bayt Stadium. The host nation is not expected to win this one but it’s probably their closest competition within the group. FanDuel is giving Qatar +250 odds to pull off the upset on November 20th.
Senegal VS Netherlands Odds Comparison
The Dutch will begin their run World Cup run against the top-ranked African nation in the world, Senegal. The Netherlands will still be favorites, with FanDuel putting their odds to win at -145. The recent re-scheduling of the World Cup means this game won’t be the first to be held. Instead, it will be the third game held in the tournament but will remain on November 21st.