England and Senegal clash for the first time in their histories when they face off in the last 16 at the World Cup in Qatar. The Three Lions made light work of Group B, finishing first after hammering Iran 6-2, beating Wales 3-0, and holding the USA to a 0-0 draw. Their strength is undoubtedly in their front line, with Marcus Rashford emerging from the group stage as their leading scorer with three strikes – keep an eye on his odds in our Goal Scorer markets. Harry Kane is usually the go-to man for goals, but he has turned provider in this tournament with three assists.
Senegal qualified for the Round of 16 after back-to-back wins against Qatar and Ecuador in their last two group games. It is the second time in the Lions of Teranga’s history that they have made the knockout phase – they previously went to the last eight in 2002. Boulaye Dia and Ismaila Sarr have been on the scoresheet in the absence of Sadio Mane, but Sheffield United’s Iliman Ndiaye is also one to watch. He impressed in his first start for his country last time out, and he has been on fire in the Championship this season with nine goals to his name.
England have never lost to African opposition at the World Cup. Can they keep that record intact and secure safe passage to the quarter-finals? Have your say with BetVictor’s England v Senegal World Cup Betting markets.
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