Hosts Qatar Vs Ecuador, Day 1, Predictions Leave a comment

“Fifa World Cup 2022,” the biggest sporting event ever on earth, descends upon Qatar!!

Two days from now, the winter soccer festival will premiere with the hosts taking on Ecuador in the inaugural match. It will be played at Al Bayt Stadium and will kick off at 11:00 a.m.

It has been the home side’s record since 2006 to play in the opening World Cup match without losing, although this unbeaten record may be tested and challenged at Al Bayt for the world cup 22.

What has Bet365 got to say

Bet365 says that Qatar are the underdogs for the match, placing them at 12/5 and the draw at 11/5. While Ecuador are the favorites for the inaugural fixture with a bet of 5/4.


Alfaro’s national team – Ecuador proved tough to beat throughout qualification for Qatar 2022, and their side of defense has been rock solid as they prepare for the big day.

As the South American country prepares for the FIFA World Cup ’22, Ecuador is likely to keep things tight in defense giving minimal opportunity to their opponent – Qatar to score a goal as in the six competitive games leading to the tournament, the Ecuador defense has not leaked a single goal.

Although Qatar has not played much competitive football in recent years, their third position at the Arab Cup is sure to boost their confidence.

However, it is unlikely that the hosts can score a victory in their first ever World Cup match due to the stiff competition they are going to face against Ecuador in Group A.

Stats to look out for

  • The host team has never lost the opening match of the World Cup since 2006.
  • Over the last five games, Ecuador has drawn 0-0 thrice and scored once.
  • Five matches have now gone unbeaten for Qatar.

Qatar scores easily but fails to defend well, while Ecuador has a strong defense game but struggles to score. It’s a real clash of styles. Gambling responsibly is the key!!

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