There will be a very interesting fixture to bring Group A to a close on Tuesday, as Senegal and Ecuador clash for a place in the next round. Both nations will need a result in their final fixture to reach the round of 16. However, the advantage coming into the showdown rests with Ecuador, who currently sit second.

Before Betting On Ecuador vs Senegal

A fascinating battle in Group A will round off proceedings, as both Ecuador and Senegal look for a victory that will ensure a place in the round of 16. Ecuador will be looking to reach that stage of the competition for just the second time in their history, while Senegal will be looking to reach the round of 16 for the first time since 2002.

Ecuador currently holds the advantage, as they sit second in the standings. However, they are just a point clear of Senegal. That does give them the added advantage of knowing that a draw will be good enough to secure second, and they would be good value for that. They were excellent in their previous fixture against the Netherlands, as Enner Valencia struck his third goal at the World Cup to earn a point for his nation.

Senegal were many peoples picks to secure second in the group, but an opening night defeat against the Dutch means that they are playing catch up. The African nation finally registered a first win at the competition in their previous fixture, as they played out a 3-1 win against host nation Qatar.

Senegal also has the added advantage of having won both previous matches that they have played against Ecuador. However, the most recent of those victories came back in 2005, as they won 2-1 in an international friendly. 

Ecuador vs Senegal Offshore Odds & Pick

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I’d expect this fixture to be a very cagey affair, as both nations will be looking to achieve a feat that they have managed very rarely throughout their history. However, I think Ecuador could be a potential dark horse in the competition, and I could see them getting the win to secure second. It could once again be man-of-the-moment Enner Valencia to make the difference, and he is a +200 chance to score.