The prediction of Croatia and Morocco comes before the match of the third-place playoff of the World Cup 2022. This game will be played on December 17th at Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Croatia vs Morocco Match Preview and Team News
Croatia was finally forced to stomach defeat at the 2022 World Cup as they were beaten soundly by Argentina in the semi-finals. An inspired performance from Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez saw the pair take Croatia apart in a way no side has managed to do in Qatar. Now, Croatia needs to bounce back and find a way to return to the side that keeps things incredibly tight on the pitch and frustrates their opponents massively. With this likely to be the final match at a World Cup for Luka Modric, his teammates will want to send him out on the back of a win, despite this being a game that none of these players will want to play in. Nikola Vlasic shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Ivan Perisic is a guy who causes a lot of problems for the opponent on the left side. He is fast and unstoppable in a one-on-one game. There is every possibility that Zlatko Dalić changes things around for what is essentially a meaningless game at the end of the World Cup. But there are some Croatian players that may not be coming back for future tournaments, so we could see some familiar faces.
Morocco has been superb at the 2022 World Cup, but they seemed to run out of steam heading into the semi-final. They were beaten 2-0 by France in a game in which they went a goal down after just five minutes. This saw Morocco immediately put on the back foot, while it allowed the French to sit back and hit Morocco on the break, something they have enjoyed doing across the World Cup. Now, Morocco will want to give their fans one final win at a competition they have excelled in. Sofiane Amrabat plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Sofiane Boufal is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. Walid Regragui needs to raise his players for one last game at what has been an incredible tournament for Morocco
Croatia vs Morocco Predicted Lineups
Croatia: Livaković, Juranović, Lovren, Gvardiol, Perišić, Modrić, Jakić, Kovačić, Pašalić, Kramarić, Oršić.
Morocco: Bono, Hakimi, Benoun, El Yamiq, Dari, Attiyat Allah, Ziyech, Ounahi, Amrabat, Boufal, En-Nesyri.
Croatia vs Morocco Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams.
Draw @ 3.40
BTTS Yes @ 1.70
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00