Morocco Vs. Spain Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (FIFA World Cup 2022 Playoffs, December 6)
Spain survived a scare in their final group-stage game to qualify for the round of 16. The Red Fury has shown great potential in this tournament and would be looking to emulate their run in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Morocco stands in Spain’s way to the quarterfinals and would be hoping for an upset win against the Spaniards.
Morocco vs Spain (World Cup 2022) Playoff Match Details
After the convincing victory over Costa Rica, Spain looked like they wanted to save their forces before playoffs. Their draw against Germany was a bit lucky for the Red Fury, while their tiki-taka gameplan failed against Japan and could even cost them a playoff place (if Germans decided to help Costaricans).
Morocco, instead, looked great throughout the whole group stage and left Croatia and Belgium behind, sending the latter home. With great counter-attacking potential and pretty reliable defense, the Africans can seal plenty of troubles for Europeans once again in Qatar.
|Tournament:||FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022, round of 16, Match 8|
|Venue:||Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar|
|Date:||4:00 p.m. WEST on Tuesday, 6 December 2022|
Morocco vs Spain Match Preview and Statistics
Morocco vs Spain Betting Odds
There are no surprises with the odds distribution here. Morocco is the underdog in this tie, and a win for the African giants is worth 6.50 (11/2). Spain is the favorite to win at 1.67 (4/6), while a draw is priced at 4.00 (3/1).
The odds for qualification in case of extra time and penalties are set, and betting on Spain is valued at 1.40 (2/5) to reach the quarterfinals, while Morocco’s odds to progress are pegged at 3.50 (5/2).
Morocco National Football Team
Morocco arrived in Qatar in good form and has maintained its performance so far. They finished top of a group containing Croatia and Belgium, bettering their performances in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Atlas Lions are unbeaten in three games at the World Cup, winning two and sharing points on one occasion. Morocco is the only African team left in this competition, and with their recent results against top teams like Belgium and Croatia, they are not going to be pushovers in this tie.
Spain National Football Team
Spain had Germany to thank after they finished second in the group stage. They picked up four points from the first two games – a seven-nil win against Costa Rica and a 1-1 draw against Germany in the penultimate group game. Spain had everything in control till a final-day defeat to Japan. They finished level on points with Germany but qualified with a better goal difference. Spain is one of the favorites to win the World Cup, and despite their recent loss, they have the edge in this fixture.
Morocco vs Spain: H2H
Both teams have met just once in all competitions. They were in the same group in the last edition of the FIFA World Cup. Spain finished top of the group despite a 2-2 draw against the Moroccans.
- Spain 2-2 Morocco (25 June 2018)
Last Five Games
Morocco vs Spain Betting Tips and Predictions
To Qualify – Spain @ 1.40 (2/5)
It’s not difficult to see why Spain is the favorite to win this tie. They have a good team with exciting talents and experience. Spain has dominated all their opponents in this tournament and is likely to continue its dominance against Morocco. The Red Fury has been in exceptional form this year, and the draw against Morocco is a favorable tie for Luis Enrique’s men. Spain has won three of their last five games in all competitions. They have lost only two games this year, and both losses had little to no impact on their progress in the tournament.
Morocco has been decent, but their wins were against an inexperienced Canadian national team and a declining Belgium side. They are facing a resurgent Spanish side, and things are not looking good for them. Morocco faced Egypt, the USA, and Ghana this year and failed to win against any of these teams. They struggled against Croatia in their opening game, failing to create a big chance in 90 minutes. Spain is a top-seven team in the world, is playing good football, and is up against a team outside the top 20. Punters looking for safe football bets to win should back Spain to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Total Goals – Under 3.0 @ 1.44 (4/9)
Spain and Morocco aren’t high-scoring teams. Apart from Spain’s group opener, they haven’t been involved in a game that ended with more than three goals. Spain’s last three matches in the UEFA Nations League ended with three goals or less. Morocco played a goalless draw against Croatia in their group opener, and their last two games ended with three goals or less. A bet on this tie to end with three goals or less is a good option in this game.
Morata To Score Anytime @ 2.25 (5/4)
Alvaro Morata has proved himself to be a key part of the Spanish national team. The former Real Madrid striker has scored three goals in three games in this tournament, finding the back of the net in all three games. He is currently the active highest goalscorer on the national team. Alvaro Morata is Spain’s major outlet for goals, and backing him to get on the score sheet is a good goalscorer bet on WC 2022 in Qatar.
Morocco vs Spain Team News
All players are fit and available for this clash. It forces the sides to come up with the best possible realization of their plans on the pitch.
Recommended Betting Picks for Morocco vs Spain Match
- To Qualify – Spain @ 1.40 (2/5)
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The path to the World Cup final is taking shape, with teams already booking their spots in the quarterfinals. You can get the best offers from this game by using our expert betting tips and predictions.