France Vs. Morocco Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (FIFA World Cup 2022 Semifinals, December 14)
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is entering the final stages, with Morocco and France going up against each other in the second semifinal on December 14. France are hoping to become the first European nation to reach the final as the defending champions for the first time since 1938. Meanwhile, Morocco created history by becoming the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals and handsomely rewarded those who had bet on Morocco to become a dark horse in this tournament.
France vs Morocco (World Cup 2022) Semifinal Details
Those who had bet on France to beat England in the quarterfinal were quite lucky, as the Les Bleus were far from spectacular against the Three Lions. However, this is unlikely to count for much, considering that Didier Deschamps’ team are just two games away from successfully defending the World Cup. This France vs Morocco WC 2022 preview will look at the key elements of what promises to be a fascinating encounter.
|Tournament:||FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 Playoffs, Semifinal 2|
|Venue:||Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar|
|Date:||19:00 GMT on Wednesday, 14 December 2022|
France vs Morocco Match Preview and Statistics
France vs Morocco Betting Odds
As per the best Qatar 2022 France vs Morocco betting odds, France are overwhelming favorites to get a victory in the semifinals. The Les Bleus are available at a very short price of 1.53 (9/2) to win the game in 90 minutes. Considering Morocco’s recent exploits against the likes of Portugal and Spain, a draw at full-time is given an attractive price of 3.80 (5/2) from the best online sports betting sites. A win for Morocco in 90 minutes is available at a very long 7.50 (13/2) on the top mobile betting sites.
France National Football Team
The France national football team do have a very good record when it comes to the World Cup semifinals, and they have reached this stage of the competition on seven occasions. Les Bleus have prevailed in the last three semifinal appearances, as the team have gone to reach the final in 1998, 2006, and 2018 editions. There will be less of nerves and jitters within the squad. Didier Deschamps has the advantage of a fully fit squad, and they are a good bet on football World Cup matches due to the good mix of youth and experience in the ranks.
Morocco National Football Team
Morocco have already been able to create history with a staggering set of performances. The run to the semifinals is a dream. There is potential for the team to be exhausted, given the magnitude of their performances against Portugal and Spain, but the team has displayed the presence of plenty of leaders on the pitch. There are quite a decent number of injury concerns in the squad, and this may prevent Walid Regragui from being tactically flexible. Morocco are once again likely to count heavily on their solid defense.
France vs Morocco: H2H
- France 2-2 Morocco (16 November 2007)
- Morocco 1-5 France (06 June 2000)
Last Five Games
France vs Morocco Betting Tips and Predictions
Olivier Giroud to Score Anytime @ 2.87 (15/8)
The 2022 France vs Morocco betting tips would back Olivier Giroud to find the back of the net anytime in the game. Giroud has a wealth of experience and scored in the last two games. The former Chelsea forward is known to score some big goals, and he has famously found the back of the net in several cup finals in the past. In a game of this magnitude, Giroud can be expected to add to his international tally of 53 goals in 116 appearances for the team. France vs Morocco football odds also provide an excellent price to back Giroud for scoring in a third consecutive game.
Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 2.20 (6/5)
The Morocco national football team have been defensively very solid. However, France have been the complete opposite, and the defending champions have not kept a clean sheet in any of the World Cup football 2022 Qatar matches. If the likes of Hakim Ziyech are on the day, it is likely to take just one chance for Morocco to breach France’s defense, which has been fragile in confidence and form. On the other end, this prediction expects France to threaten immensely with the attacking potential of Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud.
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 2.25 (5/4)
There have been plenty of rewards in football betting for backing France to concede goals at the Qatar World Cup. Defensively, Deschamps has been unable to sort out the problems, and France are yet to keep a clean sheet. Morocco are likely to be heavily motivated after having done so well to reach the semifinals. It is difficult to rule out at least a goal from the West African nation while deciding to bet on WC 2022 semifinal.
France vs Morocco Team News
The France team are likely to make no changes to the squad. Didier Deschamps does not have any injury concerns in the squad ahead of this game.
Morocco have a decent amount of concerns on the pitch. Nayef Aguerd and Romain Saiss are ruled out of the game due to injuries suffered in the recent knockout stages. Hakim Ziyech is a slight doubt for the game after picking up a knock against Portugal. Abdelhamid Sabiri and Noussair Mazraoui are also likely to miss out. Walid Cheddira will be suspended for the match following his sending-off against Portugal.
Recommended Betting Picks for France vs Morocco Match
- Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 2.25 (5/4)
- Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 2.20 (6/5)
The best France vs Morocco football predictions expect France to reach the finals. However, could their lackluster defending end up making this match quite entertaining – in terms of goals – for those betting online on this game?