Another exciting matchday is on the cards as eight teams battle it out among themselves to make their way into the round of 16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday. Ecuador will lock horns with Senegal and Netherlands will take on Qatar in the first couple of matches of the day. And the day will end with Iran taking on the USA and Wales fighting it out with England in the last two matches.
Ecuador vs Senegal
This is going to be a do-or-die contest for both teams. Ecuador are placed second in Group A with four points while Senegal are sitting in third place with three points. This is the last match of the group stage for both teams and a win here can seal their qualification for the round of 16 stage. Going by the quality of the two teams, Senegal look superior and they are expected to ace this contest by a 2-1 scoreline.
Netherlands vs Qatar
Hosts Qatar have already crashed out of this World Cup having lost their first couple of matches. Netherlands are sitting at the top of Group A right now with four points, the same as second-placed Ecuador. So, the Dutch need to ensure a win in this contest to ensure a safe passage to the round of 16. This could well be a one-sided contest, though, with Netherlands dominating. We can expect them to win 3-0.
Iran vs USA
This is going to be a must-win clash for both teams once again as a victory here will ensure round of 16 qualification for either side. Iran registered a spirited victory against Wales in the last game after suffering a crushing 6-2 loss against England in their opening encounter. USA, on the other hand, have encountered draws in both of their games so far but a win here will do the trick for them. In terms of quality, the USA are better in attack but Iran are better in defence. However, this is expected to be an end-to-end contest with a round of 16 spot at stake. We are backing USA to win this match by a 3-2 scoreline.
England vs Wales
Wales are already out of this World Cup but they would want to bow out on a high, with a spirited performance against the Three Lions. England encountered a goalless draw in their last match against USA and hence, they need to be more proactive in attack in this match. A round of 16 berth is already guaranteed for them but they would still want to finish on top of their group. England have a good chance of winning this contest by a 3-1 scoreline.