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Qatar national football team
World Cup | Group Stage
Nov 20, 2022 at 4pm UK
Khalifa International Stadium
Ecuador national football team

Qatar
0 - 2
Ecuador


Al Sheeb (15'), Ali (22'), Boudiaf (36'), Afif (78')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Valencia (16' pen., 31')
Caicedo (29'), Mendez (56')

The Match

Analysis

Sports Mole analyses the World Cup opener between Qatar and Ecuador, which saw the South American outfit run out comfortable winners.

Match Report

A double from Enner Valencia earns Ecuador a 2-0 win over Qatar in Sunday's World Cup opener at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Team News

Qatar and Ecuador confirm their starting lineups for the opening match at the World Cup.

Preview

Sports Mole previews Sunday's World Cup clash between Qatar and Ecuador, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Predicted Lineups

Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Ecuador could line up for Sunday's World Cup 2022 Group A clash with Qatar .

Form, Standings, Stats

All competitions
Last Game: Qatar 1-0 Albania
Wednesday, November 9 at 5.30pm in International Friendlies
All competitions
Last Game: Ecuador 0-0 Iraq
Saturday, November 12 at 5.30pm in International Friendlies

Data Analysis

Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats up until an hour before kickoff, suggested the most likely outcome of this match was a Ecuador win with a probability of 44.92%. A draw had a probability of 27.7% and a win for Qatar had a probability of 27.41%.

The most likely scoreline for a Ecuador win was 0-1 with a probability of 13.18%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 0-2 (8.81%) and 1-2 (8.64%). The likeliest drawn scoreline was 1-1 (12.91%), while for a Qatar win it was 1-0 (9.66%). The actual scoreline of 0-2 was predicted with an 8.8% likelihood. Our team at Sports Mole and our data analysis both correctly predicted that Ecuador would win this match.

Result
QatarDrawEcuador
27.41% (-1.825 -1.83) 27.67% (-0.292 -0.29) 44.92% (2.118 2.12)
Both teams to score 46.06% (-0.214 -0.21)
Goals
Over 2.5Under 2.5
40.84% (0.233 0.23)59.15% (-0.232 -0.23)
Over 3.5Under 3.5
20.41% (0.179 0.18)79.59% (-0.18000000000001 -0.18)
Qatar Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
62.46% (-1.342 -1.34)37.54% (1.341 1.34)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
25.68% (-1.34 -1.34)74.32% (1.341 1.34)
Ecuador Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
73.74% (1.215 1.22)26.26% (-1.213 -1.21)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
38.63% (1.597 1.6)61.36% (-1.597 -1.6)
Score Analysis
    Qatar 27.41%
    Ecuador 44.92%
    Draw 27.67%
QatarDrawEcuador
1-0 @ 9.66% (-0.443 -0.44)
2-1 @ 6.33% (-0.307 -0.31)
2-0 @ 4.73% (-0.403 -0.4)
3-1 @ 2.07% (-0.181 -0.18)
3-0 @ 1.55% (-0.194 -0.19)
3-2 @ 1.38% (-0.071 -0.07)
Other @ 1.71%
Total : 27.41%
1-1 @ 12.91% (-0.14 -0.14)
0-0 @ 9.86% (-0.087 -0.09)
2-2 @ 4.23% (-0.055 -0.05)
Other @ 0.67%
Total : 27.67%
0-1 @ 13.18% (0.34 0.34)
0-2 @ 8.81% (0.513 0.51)
1-2 @ 8.64% (0.2 0.2)
0-3 @ 3.93% (0.354 0.35)
1-3 @ 3.85% (0.216 0.22)
2-3 @ 1.89% (0.04 0.04)
0-4 @ 1.31% (0.158 0.16)
1-4 @ 1.29% (0.114 0.11)
Other @ 2.02%
Total : 44.92%

How you voted: Qatar vs Ecuador

Qatar
40.3%
Draw
16.9%
Ecuador
42.8%
2393
Head to Head
Oct 12, 2018 4.30pm
Qatar
4-3
Ecuador
Akram (32'), Ali (36', 68'), Al Haydos (61' pen.)
Hisham (38')
Valencia (66', 71'), Cevallos (89')
Palacios (31'), Erazo (59'), Gruezo (77')
Erazo (73'), Valencia (90')
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