The prediction of Morocco and Portugal comes before the match of the World Cup quarter-finals. This game will be played on December 10th at Al Thumama Stadium, Qatar. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Morocco vs Portugal Match Preview and Team News
Meanwhile, Morocco sprung a stunning upset on Spain, managing to hold on for a 0-0 draw and winning on penalties after goalkeeper Yassine Bounou made two stops in the shootout and Pablo Sarabia had hit the post. Spain was devoid of ideas on how to break down Morocco, who looked the more likely side to score on multiple occasions. The Atlas Lions will be hoping to become the first African nation to reach the semifinals of a World Cup, but one of the tournament’s most in-form teams stands in their way. Morocco is walking wounded after expending significant energy against Spain. The critical duo of Sofiane Boufal and Nayef Aguerd were both substituted off against La Roja due to injuries. Boufal especially would be a huge loss, as he’s been one of the best midfielders at the World Cup. 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.
Portugal appeared to usher in the next generation against Switzerland last time out, and now they’ll hope lightning can strike twice when they take on Morocco in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup. The 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos bagged a Round of 16 hat-trick in place of 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s starting lineup, announcing himself to the world while the ageing superstar watched from the bench. That sent Portugal on their way to a 6-1 thrashing and a spot in the quarter-finals. There are no fresh injury concerns coming into this match for Portugal. They are without Diogo Jota, who was ruled out pre-tournament, and Nuno Mendes, who will take no further part in the World Cup after an injury in the Uruguay match. Otavio shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Joao Felix 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.
Morocco vs Portugal Predicted Lineups
Morocco: Bounou, Hakimi, Yamiq, Saiss, Mazraoui, Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah, Ziyech, El-Nesyri, Boufal.
Portugal: Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Otavio, Carvalho, Silva, Fernandes, Ramos, Felix.
Morocco vs Portugal Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Morocco is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Portugal should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
Portugal to win @ 1.70
BTTS Yes @ 2.10
Correct score 1:2 @ 9.50