FIFA World Cup: Monday 21 November

As the World Cup kicks off in a few days, we’ve selected some games as our top picks for the group stage. 

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Predictions Overview

Senegal vs Netherlands Netherlands winBET NOW
England vs IranUnder 3.5BET NOW
USA vs WalesUSA winBET NOW

Senegal vs Netherlands

21 November 2022, 19:00

BCA Prediction: Netherlands Win

Senegal will start their campaign when they host the Netherlands in their group A match. The current African champions have won three of the last six games, drawn two, and lost against Zambia in the COSAFA Cup semifinal. Saido Mane will be greatly missed as the Ballon d’Or contender has been taken out of the competition because of an early injury before the tournament’s commencement. The team will be hoping to top the country’s 2002 quarter-final outing. Their strong defensive unit will be a concern to any team facing them in Qatar, as they only conceded twice en route to the world cup.

Netherlands, on the hand, has won five of its last six games, and it tied Poland in a Nations League match on the 11th of June. The Netherlands is among the favorites at this tournament, as they have gone unbeaten in their last 13 matches. They have also gone unbeaten in 22 of their 24 games. The Netherlands is not only in outstanding form; they have talented players like Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay, and in-form PSV striker Cody Gakpo who will be rearing to lay early claim to the top of the group.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Netherlands has won 5 of its last six games and is unbeaten for their last 13 matches.
  • Netherlands is among favorites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022
  • Senegal only won 3 of its last 6 games
  • Senegal key players Saido Mane is injured

England vs Iran

21 November 2022, 16:00

BCA Prediction: Under 3.5 goals

The match between England and Iran will be more complex than you might think, even though England has some of the world’s best young players. The game might be challenging for England, as their recent form leading up to the World Cup is far from good, coupled with injuries to players like Reece James and Ben Chilwell, but they are still a favorite in the fixture.

England’s fixtures across all competitions leading to the World Cup have been two wins, three games drawn, and one loss. On the other hand, Iran has won five and lost one game in their last six fixtures across all competitions. In their 45 most recent matches of all competitions, Iran has been undefeated 40 times. While in their last nine games in the World Cup, they have come out with a lousy record of just one win.

However, the English team’s recent performance has been disappointing, with only one win in their last seven games across all competitions. They have seen under 2.5 goals in their last five games in the World Cup. Even though England might edge this fixture, it will be a close contest; the safest stake will be to go for less than 4 goals in the game.

Key Takeaways:

  • England’s performance has been underwhelming of late, as they have won just 1 of their 7 most recent competitions.
  • England has seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 games in the World Cup
  • In their 45 most recent matches of all competitions, Iran has been undefeated 40 times
  • Iran’s last 4 games in all competitions have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored

USA vs Wales

21 November 2022, 20:00

BCA Prediction: USA win

The USA can take a big step towards the second round with a win here. And they come into this match with a young vibrant squad – one of the tournament’s youngest squads – in good form. They have won 3, drawn 2 and lost only once in their last six games with all 3 victories coming by 3 goals or more. 

With DeAndre Yedlin being the only player in their squad to have ever played at a World Club, the US are expected to play without fear against a Wales side that have lost 3 consecutive matches coming into this match.

Wales lost 5 out of their 6 fixtures in their Nations League campaign and overall, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 games overall. Considering that Wales have failed to score in their two previous matches against the USA, losing one and drawing the other, we can expect them to come up short against the US.

Key Takeaways:

  • USA have been undefeated in 23 games out of their last 26 encounters in all competitions
  • The US won the Gold Cup last year, conceding just 1 goal along the way
  • Wales have just 1 win in their last 7 in all competitions including 3 consecutive defeats
  • Wales have failed to score in their two previous matches against USA

FIFA World Cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, and this will be the first time the event will be hosted by a Middle Eastern country. Qatar 2022 is set to have a massive geographical impact on the region for the first since the tournament’s inception in 1930. 

The World Cup is a unique event in many aspects, bringing about various opportunities, especially for football enthusiasts,  and with it comes many betting markets. The competition among the 32 qualified national teams will be very fierce; hence you need a guide and insight on which teams or players to stake on.