World Cup 2022 Fantasy: Group A Analysis

world cup 2022 group a

Our analysis of Group A with top scorers for each team from World Cup 2022 Qualification. Hopefully, it will help you pick the right players for your Fantasy World Cup Matchday 1 team!

Group A Teams: Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar

Probabilities of winning the group

Probabilities of winning group A according to bookies odds.

TeamProbability of winning Group A
Netherlands66%
Senegal17%
Ecuador11%
Qatar6%

Our prediction of Group A results

  1. Netherlands
  2. Senegal
  3. Ecuador
  4. Qatar

We expect the Netherlands to win Group A at World Cup 2022.  They showed their quality in the qualifiers, where they lost only one match (+ two draws) and scored 33 goals (only England and Germany scored more goals in the qualifiers). Memphis Depay faces the race to be fit for the opening matches of the Group stage, however, his lack of match fitness could be an issue for Oranjes.

Apart from Depay – Steven Bergwjin. Van Dijk and Frenkie de Jong are going to be their key players. The Netherlands has a balanced squad and usually plays in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Because of this formation, wingback D. Blind and D. Dumfries could be great sources of fantasy points.

Ecuador and Senegal will fight for the second spot in Group A, and currently, we favor the latter. The AFCON winner is in good form, they beat Egypt in two very important matches – the first time in the AFCON final, and the second time in the final match of the World Cup qualification. Mané, Mendy, Koulibaley, and Sarr, the biggest stars of the team, should lead Sengalesse to the R16 and perhaps even further.

Qatar is at such a big event for the first time and we won’t be surprised if they lose all three matches. But the home advantage is here and maybe they will show great resilience and big spirit as Russia did at their home World Cup.

Netherlands

Top scorers in World Cup qualification:

  • Depay 12G + 6A (8.5m – FWD)
  • Klaassen 4G + 4A
  • Malen 3G
  • de Jong L. 3G
  • Berghuis 2G + 3A
  • Wijnaldum 2G + 2A

Top scorers in the Nation League:

  • Depay 3G + 1A
  • Dumfries 2G + 1A
  • Gakpo 2G + 1A
  • Bergwijn 2G

Senegal

Top scorers in World Cup qualification:

  • Diedhiou 4G
  • Mané 3G
  • Sarr 3G
  • Dia 2G

AFCON top scorers

  • Mané 3G+2A
  • Dieng 2G

Top scorers in AFCON qualification:

  • Mané 4G

Ecuador

Top scorers in World Cup qualification:

  • Estrada 6G + 2A
  • Valencia 4G + 1A
  • Plata 3G + 2A
  • Caicedo 2G + 4A
  • Mena 2G + 3A
  • Estupinan 2G + 1A
  • Torres F. 2G + 1A

Qatar

Top scorers in Gold Cup:

  • Almoez 4G
  • Hatem 3G
  • Afif 2G+2A
Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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