FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar vs Ecuador Prediction

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar vs Ecuador Prediction

Qatar vs Ecuador Prediction

When is Qatar Likely to score a goal? In the last five matches, Qatar has scored its most goals in the first half,

When is Ecuador Likely to score a goal? Ecuador has not scored many goals in the last five matches. The only goal has come in the second half.

Who is likely to score for Qatar? Almoez Ali has the highest Probability to score for Qatar.

Who is most likely to score for Ecuador? Enner Valencia is the most likely to score for Ecuador.

Who is more likely to win the match? Qatar: 0, Ecuador: 1

Historical performance is used in statistical analysis. There is no guarantee that a player’s performance in the match will replicate their recent performances.

The World Cup gets underway with the hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador in Al Bayt Stadium.

As per tradition, Qatar will open the tournament against Ecuador on the first day of the tournament.

‘Maroons’ coach Felix Sanchez will be determined to start off Group A with a victory, proving they are worthy of rising to the occasion.

The team will face Gustavo Alfaro’s Ecuador, who qualified for the World Cup by beating big Fish like Colombia and Chile.

Ecuador vs Qatar Prediction: Goal Analysis


  • Qatar has not lost a single match in the last five games. Qatar has won four games and drawn one. The total goal aggregate for the last five matches is 8-3. Qatar scored 1.6 goals per match and conceded 0.6 goals per match.
  • Qatar has dominated the teams in the last five matches with its average goal coming in the first half. Qatar conceded its average goal in the second half.

Qatar against South American Countries and Central American Countries

  • Qatar has played four South American and Central American countries in its last five matches. Qatar drew against Chile 2-2, and won against Panama, Honduras, and Guatemala.
  • Qatar dominated the majority of the matches with its average goal coming in the first half.


  • Goals have been difficult to come by for Ecuador in its last five matches. Ecuador has scored only one goal at 0.20 goals per match. The aggregate goal differential for Ecuador in its last five matches is 1-0 with its only goal coming against Carbo Verde.
  • Ecuador has not conceded any goals in its last five matches.

Ecuador against Middle-East Countries

  • Ecuador has faced Saudi Arabia and Iraq in its last three matches. Both games ended in a stalemate.
  • Qatar’s attacking Strength and Ecuador’s potent defense appear pretty clear from the data. In this match, under 2.5 goals could be a good wager.
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Qatar vs Ecuador Prediction: Forward Statistics


  • Qatar’s offense was excellent in World Cup Qualification with the side scoring 18 goals in 8 fixtures at 2.25 goals per match.
  • Almoez Ali leads the pack for Qatar. Ali scored 6 goals in the Eight matches at 0.76 goals per match and also provided 2 assists at an average of 0.25 assists per match. The Shooting was also above par with a 44 percent accuracy rate.
  • Akram Afif played 6 games and scored 4 goals at 0.93 goals per match with 3 assists. Akram Afif’s goals plus assists equal 1.63 per match. Afif’s shooting accuracy was also on par with Almoez Ali


  • Ecuador scored 27 goals in 18 matches in World Cup Qualification at 1.50 goals per match. Assists contributed to one goal per match of 1.50 goals.
  • Michael Estrada was on fire for Ecuador in the World Cup Qualification. The Forward scored 6 goals in the 17 matches with two assists. Estrada contributed 0.69 (goal+asssists per match) in World Cup Qualification.
  • Enner Valencia and Gonzalo Plato scored 7 goals combined. Enner Valencia scored 4 goals in 12 matches and averaged around 0.47 goals per match with a shooting accuracy of 38%. Gonzalo Plato scored 3 goals in 16 matches at 0.30 goals per match.

Ecuador vs Qatar Prediction: Defence Analysis


  • Qatar conceded only one goal in the World Cup qualification. Qatar’s average performance metrics for tackle success, and interceptions were better than average with multiple defenders in Qatar having tackle success rates above 70%.

Qatar’s Key Defenders

  • Khouki and Hassan are the Key defenders for Qatar with both defenders combined making 7 clearances per match to go with 1.8 Interceptions per match.


  • Ecuador was excellent defensively. Ecuador conceded just a tad over 1 goal per match with 6 clean sheets in World Cup Qualification. The success of Ecuador’s tackles has been above par on defensive metrics. Ecuador’s average defensive tackle success rate is above 78% which is one of the best.

Ecuador’s Key defenders

  • Estupinan was the most effective defender for Ecuador in World Cup qualification. Estupinan won 30 interceptions at 1.3 interceptions per match to go with an 80% tackle success rate.
  • Caicedo had 26 interceptions to go along with a 72 percent tackle success rate.

Ecuador vs Qatar Prediction: Head to Head

Both teams have played three games dating back to 1996. Both teams have won one game each, with one game ending in a draw..

Key Snippets:

  • Qatar has 2 goals per match against Ecuador.
  • Ecuador has scored 2 goals per match against Qatar.
  • The average goal scored between both sides is four goals per match.

Qatar vs Ecuador Odds


Qatar vs Ecuador Betting Tips

Under 2.5 goals

  • In spite of Qatar scoring 1.6 goals per match in its last five matches, they have not been tested against Good defences like Ecuador.
  • Ecuador evidently has attacking issues with it averaging just around one goal per match. Do not see too many goals scored in this match.

Qatar vs Ecuador Prediction: Squad

Qatar World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Saad Al Sheeb Meshaal Barshim Youssef Hassan

Defenders: Pedro Miguel Mosab Kheder Tarek Salman Bassam Al-Rawi Boualem Khoukhi  Abdelkarim Hassan Ismail Muhammad Homam Ahmed Jassem Jaber

Midfielders: Ali Assadalla Assim Madibo Mohammed Waad Salem Al Hajri Mustafa Tarek Karim Boudiaf Abdulaziz Hatem

Forwards: Naif Al Hadhrami Ahmed Aladdin Hassan Al-Haydos Akram Afif Almoez Ali Muhammad Muntari Khaled Mounir

Ecuador World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Alexander Dominguez, Hernan Galindez, Moises Ramirez

Defenders: Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Byron Castillo, Estupinan, Hincapie, Diego Palacios, Preciado, Felix Torres

Midfielders: Alexander Alvarado, Nilson Angulo, Dixon Arroyo, Moises Caicedo, Jose Cifuentes, Alan Franco, Carlos Gruezo, Mendez, Sarmiento

Forwards: Campana, Estrada, Ibarra, Angel Mina, Gonzalo Plata, Enner Valencia

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Qatar vs Ecuador Score Prediction and Final Insights

The game can be Volatile with two sides playing some good Football. Qatar has been very good going forward in the last few games with 1.6 goals per match and can be primed to score a goal against Ecuador. Ecuador’s defence has been high quality with Estupinan leading the pack. Ecuador has not conceded any goal in its last few matches and that too against high-quality sides.

The prediction for this match is for Ecuador to win and for under 2.5 goals to be scored in this match

Qatar Ecuador Score Prediction: Ecuador: 1 Qatar: 0

Qatar vs Ecuador FAQs

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