Not a single World Cup title: Group A preview

A few weeks remain before the moment when the entire football world will plunge headlong into the abyss of the World Cup. Such an unusual time of holding the main football forum only fuels the fans’ interest. Bookmakers and bettors are looking forward to the start of the tournament. On the Mostbetuz website, the opportunity for making bets is open, we note the presence of a large number of markets and very interesting odds.

Together with the rest of the World Cup participants, the participants of Group A are also preparing for the first matches. The quartet is interesting for several reasons:

  1. There is not a single team here that has become a world champion in the past;
  2. The hosts of the championship and two more teams from countries with a warm climate play in the group. The nominal favorites the Dutch will have a hard time;
  3. The group does not have a single team from the top ten of the world ranking of national teams.

Let’s take a closer look at the chances of each team.


The most titled team in Group A. The Flying Dutchmen reached the final three times, but failed each time in the decisive match. The team is well-equipped with high-class players. The defense of the “orange” is cemented by such stars as Daley Blind, Virgil van Dijk and Stefan de Vrey. A midfield with Frenkie de Jong and Steven Berghuis and striker Memphis Depay can puzzle any team.

The Netherlands national team prefers to play attacking football. At the same time, experts note discipline in the game on the defensive, the ability to use arrhythmia in the match and high team spirit. More than thirty years have passed since the moment when the “orange” got their only trophy in the international arena (Champions of Europe 1988). Today, many hope for the fourth final and the first victory. Bookmakers estimate the chances of winning the championship quite high: 1 to 15.


Before this championship, Qatar had never played in such tournaments, and even now it got to the World Cup not through the qualifying stage, but as a host. According to experts and bookmakers, the “burgundy” will not be able to compete with rivals in the group and will leave the tournament distance after the first three matches. The situation of Qatar is aggravated by the lack of international experience among the players, they play in the local league, there are no world stars here.

Despite the disappointing forecasts regarding the Qatar national team, we note that the team has two important advantages: the players do not need acclimatization, and the factor of the home stadium can also help.


Today, the “lions of Teranga” are on the rise. Suffice it to recall that last year the team won the African Championship, now the “lions” are determined to declare themselves at the world level at the top of their voices. We note the qualitative, balanced composition of the Senegalese. The leaders of the team are Sadio Mane from Bayern and Kalidou Koulibaly from Chelsea. In addition to bright stars, the team has a sufficient number of good performers who play in the leading European championships. The team will fight to advance from the group from the first place, and the chances of winning the championship, according to the bookmakers, do not look negligible: 1 to 67.


Unlike Qatar, the Ecuadorian team made it to the final stage of the World Championships several times, however, without much success. As well as the Qataris, the “tricolors” are mainly staffed by players from the local championship, only three performers play in Portugal. Note that Ecuador has experienced goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez and 37-year-old midfielder Christian Noboa. It is around them that the team is built. There are chances of getting out of the group, but they are small.


Teams from the Netherlands and Senegal will really compete to get out of the group. Not the fact that the “flying Dutch” will be able to take first place in the quartet. There is a small chance for the team of Ecuador to catch the second place. But this will only happen if there is a serious disruption in the game of the group’s favorites.