It's finally here the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and we have an opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. Onto the opening game here and the odds looks to be on the wrong side and there are plenty of clues here to suggest why. Firstly the hosts are at an astonishing 3.30 to win the match with Ecuador who have no real international pedigree priced up as favourite at 2.25.
Of course the big clue is that Qatar are hosts and will have home advantage, and form of both teams leading up to this tournament and its evident to see this should be either a home win or more likely a draw. Qatar come into this on the back of 4 straight wins and unbeaten in 5 which included 4 South American teams.
Ecuador come into this game as serial draw experts with 7 draws in their last 10 games. Their last warm up game before the World Cup was another tedious 0-0 with Iraq and based on that evidence its simply not going to be enough against a Qatar team who will have the whole nation behind them.
If you are looking to make money on the opening game of World Cup 2022 then the 1X Qatar to Win or Draw at 1.61 is value on a match the home side simply have to get something from if they are to have any chance of progressing.
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