Morocco vs Croatia Prediction 23.11.2022

Morocco

Morocco

Croatia

Croatia

  • Competition: FIFA World Cup 2022
  • Date: 23rd November 2022
  • Kickoff: 10:00 UTC
  • Venue: Al Bayt Stadium

One of the dark horses from Africa meets with another from Europe as Morocco and Croatia go head to head to initiate proceedings in the FIFA World Cup 2022. They feature in a Group of Death as it is called. Group F will see Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia battle it out for two Round of 16 spots. While Morocco remains the weakest opposition among the four, the African sides have had a habit of causing decent upsets in the world cup, in the past. This will also be the first time these two sides meet in any type of fixture (competitive or non-competitive). Will Morocco's golden generation be able to beat this Croatian side which is bidding goodbyes to many legends after this tournament? Only time shall tell.

Morocco vs Croatia Betting Tips

A unique pattern observed in both sides' form-up, especially before this summer, is the trend of clean sheets being maintained. Both sides have seen BTTS-No in a majority of their games this year, 2022, and it is not a coincidence. While Morocco boasts a very strong defence, with full-backs playing as almost wing-backs, Croatia have gone for a non-aggressive approach whenever the terrific trio of Luka Modric-Marcelo Brozovic-Mateo Kovacic have not performed up to par. We thus believe that this game will either end in a 0-0 stalemate or will see a late winner leading to a slender but massively important 1-0 win. Our final prediction will be a 1-0 Croatia win with BTTS-No being our best bet.

  • Best Tip: BTTS-No
  • Prediction: 0-1

Morocco

Morocco Team News

The 22-ranked side in the FIFA rankings, Morocco has been vocal about their love for Achraf Hakimi for quite some time. Though the Paris Saint-Germain wing-back remains the African nation's biggest name, there is someone who has been gradually growing to secure his place among the first team for Qatar 2022. Forward Sofiane Boufal has contributed to 3 goals and assists during the AFCON 2022 campaign which ended midway through the semi-final for Morocco. Not only with his scoring boots, but Boufal also contributes to his team's success with 3.2 key passes per game, which is 50% more than any other player's averages in 2022. Hakimi and Boufal will thus be our two players to keep an eye on, this summer.

Last matches of Morocco

  1. Morocco

    2 : 0

    Chile

    Friendly International

  2. Morocco

    0 : 0

    Zimbabwe

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  3. Qatar

    2 : 2

    Morocco

    Friendly International

  4. Liberia

    0 : 2

    Morocco

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

  5. Morocco

    2 : 1

    South Africa

    Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications

Morocco lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Hamza Akbi

Defenders

  • 16

    Mohammed Nahiri

  • 15

    Abdelilah Madkour

  • 6

    Mohamed Hrimat

  • 13

    Abdelhak Assal

Midfielders

  • 8

    Reda Jaadi

  • 21

    Youssef Belammari

  • 11

    Ahmed Hammoudan

  • 26

    Adil Tahif

Forwards

  • 23

    Mohamed Zrida

  • 17

    Hamid Ahdad

Croatia

Croatia Team News

Luka Modric will bow out from the global stage with another international campaign this winter. The Croatian legend and Balon d'Or winner has one World Cup left in him, as he fails to drop his levels as a Real Madrid player every season. His compatriots Marcel Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic are the two most press-resistant midfielders that Europe boasts, and breaking their harmony would be a tough pill for the Moroccan side. Another less-known name who could finally make or break their International career is right-winger Mario Pasalic. Pasalic has been one of the top three magnificent scorers for Croatia since 2022 began. Defender Josip Sutalo has been rated the best player of Croatia in 2022, thanks to his average of 4.5 interceptions every game, which directly contributes to the nation's success.

Last matches of Croatia

  1. Croatia

    2 : 1

    Denmark

    UEFA Nations League

  2. Croatia

    2 : 1

    Bulgaria

    Friendly International

  3. Croatia

    1 : 1

    Slovenia

    Friendly International

  4. Croatia

    1 : 0

    Russia

    WC Qualification Europe

  5. Malta

    1 : 7

    Croatia

    WC Qualification Europe

Croatia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Ivica Ivusic

Defenders

  • 22

    Josip Juranovic

  • 6

    Josip Sutalo

  • 20

    Martin Erlic

  • 3

    Josip Stanisic

Midfielders

  • 8

    Mateo Kovacic

  • 11

    Marcelo Brozovic

  • 10

    Luka Modric

Forwards

  • 7

    Josip Brekalo

  • 17

    Ante Budimir

  • 19

    Mario Pasalic

3 Reasons why this game will end in BTTS-NO

  1. Morocco and Croatia have not seen both sides score in most of the games played this 2022
  2. Croatia had kept a clean sheet in 3 of the last 4 World Cup Qualifying games leading to Qatar
  3. Morocco have not scored more than 2 goals in any of their AFCON matches this year

Main prediction Morocco - Croatia

Both Teams to Score - NO

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winrate

49% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Morocco vs Croatia - FAQ

? Is there a possibility of a red card in this game?
Yes (Both Morocco and Croatia have seen 3 red cards amongst them in recent games)
? How many corners are expected to be won by both sides?
Under 10.5 (Recent form)
? Where can you watch this game?
BBC, Ant1TV, Fox Sports, Telemundo, Sony Network, MEDIAPRO