The opening match of the 2022 World Cup sees hosts Qatar face Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium on November 20th 2022. This will be Qatar’s first ever appearance in the competition and they will begin their Group A campaign at 16:00 local time with a tough-looking contest against the South American nation.
It is the third time that Ecuador have competed in this international extravaganza and having failed to qualify for Russia 2018, they will be determined to get off to a good start. They finished fourth in the South American qualifying section, although they won just one of their final five matches.
10Bet are one of the top World Cup betting sites in the UK and they have priced up Ecuador at the 23/20 favourites. Despite playing the role as hosts, Qatar are considered outsiders at 23/10 in the betting odds due to their inexperience at this elite level of competition.