Portugal vs Morocco Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Exciting Wednesday afternoon in Moscow and yet another good match to put our bets and earn money. Morocco played once so far against Portugal and that happened in World Cup that was held in Mexico. Morocco destroyed Portugal on that occasion 3:1.
Schedule wanted Portugal to play their first game against strongest possible rival, Spain. That game is candidate for the most interesting game in first round. Portugal took the lead in fourth minute after penalty and Ronaldo was the scorer 1:0. Spain equalized in twenty-fourth minute 1:1. One minute before the end of first half, Ronaldo brings new lead 2:1. Spain turned over the score in second part of the match but, two minutes before final whistle, Ronaldo scores hat trick 3:3. Objectively, Spain was better in that match but in reality it was duel between Portugal’s best player and Spain’s weakest player, David de Gea in that game. After game with Spain, Portugal have to play against Morocco and Iran and we believe that those games will cause no serious problems for them. Morocco did not show much in their first game and Portugal will surely try to score as soon as possible and because of their hot temper we may expect many goals from Portugal as revenge for defeat in Mexico 1986.
Morocco fans were not too happy when they saw that they are in group together with Spain and Portugal. Their first opponent was Iran and both teams knew that this is the chance to play for victory. As such, teams picked 3-4-3 formation and match started. Morocco had an initiative and the ball was more in their possession while Iran oriented their play towards quick counter attacks. After first forty-five minutes result remained unchanged 0:0. Second part of the match went in the same manner. When everybody thought that the match is over, Aziz Bouhaddouz scored own goal and Iran recorded victory. It was the first defeat for Morocco since august 2017. They must have been disappointed. Atlas Lions were fighting for third place and now they have to play against Spain and Portugal. That’s it, Morocco is most likely going home earlier and they must play offensively if they want to avoid disaster. If they stop Ronaldo then anything is possible. After all, they already defeated Portugal in World Cup once.
Enjoy in Friday’s football match Portugal vs. Morocco and earn some money with our predictions and betting tips. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big on Wednesday.
Andre Silva, Portugal coach: "I consider Portugal stronger than Morocco and other teams. But I’m not here saying that we will win and it will be easy. We respect the other teams and we know how difficult each game is but of course I believe we are stronger."
Portugal vs Morocco Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games without World Cup games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||60||/|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||63||/|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||8||8|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||5||5|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||3|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||2||2|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||5||5|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||3||5|
Portugal don’t have missing players for the match against Morocco. All players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are eager to pick up all three points on Matchday Two.
On the other side Morocco don’t have big injury concerns before the game with Portugal. Nordin Amrabat is injured and he can’t help his team on Wednesday night. Nabil Dirar is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Pepe, Fonte, Soares, Guerreiro; Silva, Moutinho, Carvalho, Fernandes; Guedes, Ronaldo
Morocco: Munir; Benatia, Saiss, Amrabat, Hakimi; El Ahmadi, Boussoufa; Ziyech, Belhanda, Harit; Boutaib
Portugal vs Morocco Prediction
We expect one tough football game with lots of midfield duels and fouls, but Portugal are closer to win this game. Portugal drew 3-3 with Spain in their opening match of the 2018 World Cup and they are eager to beat Morocco on Wednesday. On the other side Morocco didn’t play too badly in their opener but they have lost. They had 68% possession in their 1-0 defeat to Iran and for sure they were better teams on that match. On this match both sides are highly motivated to play aggressive football and we will enjoy in a true football battle. Portugal are big favourites to win and their main objective for the match will be ball possession. On the other side Morocco will play strong and aggressive in the defense line and their main objective for the match will be fast counterattacks.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Portugal vs Morocco Prediction: Portugal to win. We expect from Portugal to score at least two goals, but also expect to concede. So you can try to win more cash with bet on Both teams to score.
Portugal vs Morocco Correct Score Prediction
If you like to place bet on correct score, we expect from Portugal to score exactly two goals and risky bet on correct score 2-1 can brings us a lot of money. This game is very important for Morocco and it will be a must win for them, so we expect from them to play strong and aggressive football. You can try to win some cash with bet on Over 3.5 yellows for Morocco.
Portugal vs Morocco Goalscorer Prediction
Ronaldo's three goals for Portugal against Spain made him the oldest hat-trick scorer in the history of the World Cup. He is highly motivated for this tournament and we expect from him to score on this match. So you can win more cash with bet on Ronaldo to score.