Yellow card double from TipMan Tips for Tuesday's World Cup matches.
Idrissa Gana Gueye to be booked
All to play for in Group A and a must win game for Senegal, says TipMan Tips. It’s Ecuador’s first-ever FIFA World Cup game against an African Nation and if they avoid defeat, Ecuador will qualify for the knockout stage for the second time in their history.
Both teams come into the final group stage game on good form with a win for Senegal against the hosts Qatar and a much-earned draw for Ecuador against a good Dutch side.
The two teams average 3.19 cards per game and the referee Clement Turpin averaging 3.99 cards per match so fully expect Turpin to reach for his pocket throughout the game.
Gueye has received three yellow cards in 10 matches this season in the Premier League and has already received one yellow card this World Cup.
Averaging 1.70 fouls a game, he’ll be contributing the 15+ fouls given against Senegal this tournament.
Chris Mepham to be booked
Barring an absolute miracle, England are through to the knockout stage but will want to finish as the group winners and take the momentum in the final stages. This is a must win game for Wales, with them hoping that the other fixture plays into their hands. With such a big game for Wales, they are going to have to gamble to push for goals that could leave them open for a counterattack and wide areas open.
Wales have been poor throughout the tournament and owe a big performance to their fans playing with heart and passion. England need an improvement on their last game with a number of players playing for their spots in the knockout stage.
Whether Southgate goes for Saka, Grealish, Rashford or Sterling, all four players will exploit the space and commit fouls on the counter or playing through the lines. With Wales committing over 10+ fouls a game and England 10+ against them we would expect a few tackles flying in.
If England play anywhere near their potential, then it’s going to be a tough day at the office for Mepham. He’s not afraid to commit a foul and racked up five yellow cards in 14 games this season and already has one to his name in the tournament.
Slavko Vincic is in charge of this game and is no stranger to giving the cards out, averaging 3.88 a game with over 2 in the second half.