Netherlands will begin their World Cup campaign at the Al Thumama Stadium on November 21st as they face Senegal in a potential tricky Group A opener.
This will be Senegal’s third appearance at the World Cup and the first time that they’ve made consecutive appearances at the tournament. In 2018, they exited at the group stage despite winning their opening fixture against Poland. Despite suffering just a single defeat, they were unable to progress and will be hoping to go one step further this time around.
The Netherlands have been a popular betting tip in the outright World Cup betting odds with the Oranje expected to progress easily from a relatively winnable-looking Group A. Louis Van Gaal’s side didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup and they will be keen to make up for lost time. During their last appearance at the tournament, they finished third.
10Bet have priced the Netherlands up as the 5/8 favourites. Given their firepower, they are expected to collect three points in this opener, however, Senegal have only ever lost once at this tournament in 90 minutes (vs Colombia in 2018). 888Sport are offering 22/5 on Senegal to spring an upset and get off to a winning start.