The host country plays the first match of its own World Cup against the most manageable opponent that it will have to face. This match between Qatar and Ecuador appears to be very undecided.
✔ 1×2 Prediction: Qatar vs Ecuador
This match between two enthusiastic teams is very much open. Ecuador is the favourite, but watch out for the trap set by Qatar, who will want to shine in this World Cup playing out on their home turf. The Ecuadorians should be in a position to win by a one-goal margin.
✔ Exact Score Prediction: Qatar vs Ecuador
For this World Cup 2022 match, the Ecuadorians are comfortable favourites against a Qatari team who have little experience in a competition of this magnitude, but who will have nothing to lose and will surely give it their all. As for our prediction of the exact score, we foresee a match dominated by the South Americans, who will be able to find the goal both before and after half-time.
Victory for Ecuador
This is the expected outcome and the one that we foresee for this matchup. Ecuador must win this match, or see its chances of qualifying for the round of 16 drain away for good. We see it ending 1-2 or 0-2.
This is one possible outcome. Qatar will be at home and will have the crowds behind them. Ecuador could therefore struggle against a Qatari team who will fight tooth and nail to come away with a draw, which would be a great feat for the hosts of the competition. 0-0 or 1-1.
Victory for Qatar
Qatar wants to make the most of “its” World Cup. Qatar is not starting out as the favourite in this match, but will want to do everything it can to give the opponent problems. Against Ecuador, it’s difficult to foresee a Qatari victory, but not impossible. 1-0 or 2-1.
✔ Half-time/Full-time prediction: Ecuador 1st half; Ecuador 2nd half
We predict a lively encounter. Ecuador might nevertheless succeed in finding the net at least once in each of the halves in order to take the win. With the support of the home crowd, Qatar could push to reduce the score, but that won’t be enough to secure a positive result.
✔ Scorer Predictions: Qatar vs Ecuador
Taking place on the first day of the group stages of the 2022 World Cup, this match could be an opportunity for José Angulo to shine, and the same could be said for his teammate Fidel Martinez. On the Qatari side, a goal shouldn’t be ruled out, Hazem Ahmed should be watched closely.
✔ Double Chance Scoring predictions: H. Ahmed / J. Angulo
This match could allow some stars to shine. More precisely, as we mentioned above, this could be an opportunity to see Hazem Ahmed and José Angulo score. Thus, we offer you this double chance scoring prediction.
📄 Match Analysis: Qatar vs Ecuador
Qatar qualified without playing a single game. The tradition goes on. The host nation of the 22nd World Cup, Qatar automatically qualified for the World cup, which will take place on their home turf. Thus, they are the only country who had nothing to worry about, whatever the situation.
Ecuador got through at the last minute. Fourth in the South American zone behind Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, Ecuador earned the right to contest its fourth World Cup, all of which have been in the 21st century, in 2002, 2006 and 2014.
Qatar is not very confident. Having only played in friendlies, the Qatari team is not very reassured just a few months out from its own World Cup. With only one win in their last nine matches, against Bulgaria in March (2-1), they will have to put on more of a display in their upcoming outings. Ecuador is showing its current solidity. With four defeats over its 14 matches, Ecuador has got some momentum (5 wins and 5 draws) and will be looking to carry this over into the World Cup in Qatar.