England vs Senegal – Round of 16 – Preview & Prediction | 2022 FIFA World Cup
When is England vs Senegal on and what time does it start? England vs Senegal will take place on Sunday 4th December, 2022 – 19:00 (UK)
Where is England vs Senegal taking place? England vs Senegal will take place at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar
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What channel is England vs Senegal on in the UK? England vs Senegal will be televised live on BBC / England vs Senegal will be televised live on ITV
Where can I stream England vs Senegal in the UK? England vs Senegal can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app / England vs Senegal can be streamed live on the ITV Hub
- England’s three-goal victory over Wales has left Gareth Southgate with some tricky calls to make in terms of team selection with Marcus Rashford scoring twice and Phil Foden also finding the net.
- Those two, plus Jordan Henderson all made serious cases to retain their places in the starting line-up, but Southgate has been hugely loyal to the likes of Raheem Sterling previously and will likely be so again.
- Senegal needed to beat Ecuador to secure their place in the knockout stage and they did just that, the African champions winning by two goals to one to advance alongside Netherlands.
- Central midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye will miss out through suspension, meaning that Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy may well be called upon to start against the Three Lions.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Henderson, Bellingham, Rice; Rashford, Kane, Sterling
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; I. Sarr, N. Mendy, P. Gueye, Diatta; Dia, Diedhiou
UNAVAILABLE: I. Gueye (Suspended)
QUESTIONABLE: Kouyate (Injured)
THE KEY STATS
- Excluding penalty shoot-outs, England have lost only one of their previous seven World Cup round of 16 matches (W4 D2)
- England have lost only three of their last 11 FIFA World Cup matches (W5 D3)
- England are unbeaten in their previous seven World Cup matches against African nations (W4 D3)
- England’s only previous World Cup knockout match against an African team was their 3-2 extra-time win against Cameroon in 1990 (quarter-finals)
- England have kept a clean sheet in their last two World Cup matches. The last time they kept three successive clean sheets at the finals was in 2002
- England have kept five clean sheets in their previous seven World Cup matches against African nations
- England have not failed to score in their previous seven World Cup round of 16 matches
- Senegal have won two successive FIFA World Cup matches for the first time
- Senegal have not kept a clean sheet in their last ten FIFA World Cup matches
- Senegal’s World Cup record against European teams is: W3 D1 L2
- Senegal’s previous two World Cup knockout round matches both required extra-time
- Senegal have won only one of their last six international matches against European opposition (D2 L3)
Bar a hiccup against United States, England have shown an admirable display of ruthlessness across the group stage, racking up nine goals in total and come into this one on the back of consecutive clear sheets. Senegal are likely to prioritise defensive stability and hope to use their pace on the counter attack to catch out England. However, the Three Lions contain so many game-changing players offensively and that extra quality that Gareth Southgate can bring off the bench if required is likely to wind up crucial in this one. Expect a close contest, but one that sees England emerge triumphant.
TIP: ENGLAND TO WIN