World Cup Qatar 2022 is finally here! Our first match, and only one of opening day per tradition, features hosts Qatar (50) vs Ecuador (44). A crucial tie for both underdogs in Group A if they’re to have any hopes of reaching the knockout stages, I don’t expect this one to feature the world class football we’ve come to hope & expect at the tournament but you can bet there will be a plethora of heart & effort on the pitch in this one. Ecuador (+125) are slight favorites over hosts Qatar (+260) but you can never discount home country advantage in this tournament. Personally, I give a slight edge to Ecuador but not enough that I’m comfortable betting the moneyline on either team. Instead, I’m going to ride some bets & player props that cater more toward the gameplay I expect to see in this first fixture.
|Almoez Ali 1+ SOG||-150|
|o1.5, o7.5 corners, Ecuador 2X||+185|