Qatar vs. Ecuador Bet Builder Tips: Back our 14/1 double for World Cup 2022 opener
The World Cup is finally here with Qatar vs Ecuador getting us underway and here at BettingOdds.com we’ve provided you with our best Bet Builder tips for the game.
Qatar vs Ecuador Odds
The host nation of a World Cup has never lost the opening game of the tournament and Qatar will be hoping that record continues on Sunday. At the time of writing, bookmakers are currently offering odds of 9/4 that Qatar take all three points in the Al Bayt stadium.
Ecuador are one of four sides from South America who will be at the tournament with this being the ninth occasion that they will have made it to the finals. 2014, was the last time Ecuador made it to the World Cup and they will be hoping they can make it beyond the Group Stage unlike last time.
We’ve got a full Qatar vs Ecuador betting preview for the game live here on site and along with all the best bookmaker offers for the opening game of the tournament.
Qatar vs Ecuador Bet Builder Tips
Both legs of our Bet Builder for Qatar vs Ecuador feature Ecuador’s Moises Caicedo, who has recently been linked with a big money move away from the Amex. This tournament will be a good chance to show his quality on the biggest stage of all and there’s no denying he’s one of the biggest talents in Gustavo Alfaro’s side.
Looking back at Ecuador’s most recent competitive fixtures, which were World Cup qualifiers, we can see that Caicedo has recorded 2+ shots in five of his last seven matches.The two fixtures were he did not manage 2+ shots (managed one in both) were against Brazil and Argentina, and with lower quality opponents in Qatar on Sunday we feel he can get forward from that central midfield position and get to some promising attacking areas.
The second selection we will be including here is for Moises Caicedo to attempt 70+ passes in the match. This can be found on both Betfair and Paddy Power at 9/2 as a single and is a line that we think he can clear, in a game where he should see plenty of the ball.
Ecuador should not be overlooked in this group and even without playing at altitude like they do back home, we feel they will be looking to take all three points in a winnable opening game. The 1-1 draws in qualifying with Brazil and Argentina proved they are no pushovers and they are a team who like to keep it tight with three 0-0’s and two 1-0’s in their last five matches, albeit they were friendlies.
Ecuador should have more possession here and looking at Caicedo’s pass totals for Brighton in his last eight Premier League matches he is averaging 64.5 per game, with him clearing this line of 70+ in four of those fixtures.
In October, Caicedo made 86 passes in a home game against Spurs and then 91 on a trip to Brentford. With his side likely to dominate possession we think there’s every reason he can get close to the 70 mark against Qatar to bring home this Bet Builder at 14/1.
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