2022 Qatar World Cup: our Tuesday picks

2022 Qatar World Cup: our Tuesday picks

Fans carry the flag of Iran in Souq Waqif on Monday. (Reuters photo)
Fans carry the flag of Iran in Souq Waqif on Monday. (Reuters photo)

The Bangkok Post's predictions on matches.

Ecuador v Senegal

Ecuador looked more lively in their first two games while Senegal have not been very impressive without injured talisman Sadio Mane. If Ecuador's striker Enner Valencia is fit, the South Americans should be able to finish off the African champions.

Prediction: Ecuador 2-1

Netherlands v Qatar

It's unfortunate for Qatar, who are still seeking their first point at the World Cup on home soil, that the Netherlands still need points to top Group A. It will be a one-sided match as the Dutch will pile more misery on the hosts.

Prediction: Netherlands 4-0

Iran v USA

The "mother of all games" is more important with a place in the last 16 round at stake. At least, the Iranians proved they can score as they got four goals in their first two games. The USA could only find the back of the net once in two matches.

Prediction: Iran 2-1

Wales v England

It's a relatively meaningless game as England have virtually sealed a ticket to the next round. However, England need a win to boost their confidence and please their fans and critics.

Prediction: England 2-0


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