A shock 2-1 loss to Japan in their final World Cup group game may have shaken Spain‘s confidence, but they will be looking to get back on track to reach the tournament’s quarterfinals for the first time since they they won it in 2010. .
The North Africans will be desperate to continue their fairy tale journey in 2022, especially as they have never reached the quarter-finals before.
Luis Enrique’s Spain will have to do their best to progress here.
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Morocco vs Spain betting odds
Unsurprisingly, Spain go into this knockout clash as the substantial favourites, according to the bookies.
With their nine goals scored in the group stage, the most jointly by any team with England, the Europeans head into this clash fit in an attacking sense, although their loss to Japan last time out highlighted their defensive vulnerabilities.
As such, the draw could offer great value at +275. Remember that the absolute results are only broadcast during the 90 minutes of regulation time action.
A reminder: all football money line bets are for regulation time only, regardless of competition. If the match requires a winner and goes to extra time or penalties, a money line bet on a legal tie is successful and the rest of the game is disregarded.
|+120 / -175||2.15 / 1.55||5/4, 4/7||5/4, 4/7|
|+110 / -155||2.12 / 1.64||6/5, 8/13||6/5, 3/4|
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Coach Walid Regragui did not confirm new injuries after Morocco’s 2-1 win over Canada, with a key duo Yassine Bounou Y Achraf Hakimi he passed in form, and could be left with an unchanged team.
Spain’s surprise loss to Japan could force a rethink for Enrique, with Aymeric Laporte an option to go back, and Jordi Alba Y Marco Asensio also online for a withdrawal.
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Key statistics Morocco vs Spain This will be the second World Cup meeting between Morocco and Spain. The first, in 2018 in the group stage, saw the African team lead twice before the match ended 2-2. Spain will be looking to advance to the round of 16 stage for the first time since 2010, when they won the tournament. Spain have lost just one of their five previous World Cup meetings with African opposition. Data of the match Morocco vs Spain
Location: Official Education City Stadium: Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
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Lean money line: Spain to win (-175)
Against Lean Spread: Spain -0.5 (-200)
Score Prediction: Morocco 1 Spain 2
Given the fact that Morocco managed to top their group, we believe that this clash will be closer than many people expect.
The African nation have already shown their class in their upset 2-0 win over Belgium in this tournament, and they come back here in good health.
There is also the question of experience in this Spanish team. Their midfield duo Gavi and Pedri are extremely talented but have not been tested for the national team in high pressure matches like these and could struggle against an aggressive and pressing Moroccan side as a result.
Sofyan Amrabat has been particularly strong in midfield on the African side, and could once again be a real handful in midfield here.
That being said, there is still a considerable gulf in quality between these two teams and while we expect Morocco to prove difficult to beat, we can still see Spain narrowly victorious in regulation time.
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Morocco vs Spain: The best bet
To choose: Both teams to score
Odds: +120 (MGM Bet)
These two teams have one thing in common: star power.
Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal and Achraf Hakimi offer Morocco fantastic attacking ability, so it’s hard not to see them scoring again here. They’ve also generally found the net in six of their last eight outings.
As for Spain, their talent knows no bounds, with a plethora of quality stars spread across the pitch.
Álvaro Morata remains their point man, scoring three goals in just 126 minutes of action at the 2022 World Cup. That average of one goal per 42 minutes could be added back here.
Lastly, Spain have seen their last two World Cup matches see goals scored by both teams, as well as their last pre-tournament friendly against Jordan, while Morocco’s last World Cup appearance also saw both teams score. , 2-1 against Canada.
Flying bet Morocco vs Spain
To choose: Tie at halftime, Spain at the end
Odds: +300 (MGM Bet)
Like the other knockout matches we’ve seen so far in the 2022 World Cup, this clash between Morocco and Spain should be another tight matchup, especially during the first half.
More than half of the games in this tournament have gone scoreless at half time and we could see that happen again here.
For context, these two teams have so far combined to concede just one first-half goal in six outings, while Morocco surprised many to top their group by conceding just one goal.
If this game ends up playing out as we think it will be tight early on and then open up more in the second half when, given the depth of Spain’s quality off the bench, we expect the 2010 winners to show their quality when it counts. the majority.
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Morocco vs Spain live broadcast, tv channel
|USA||Tuesday, December 6||10:00 a.m. Eastern||Fox,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/application,
|Canada||Tuesday, December 6||10:00 a.m. Eastern||TSN 1, RDS (French)||TSN site/application,
|United Kingdom||Tuesday, December 6||15:00 GMT||MOT, STV||ITVX, STV player|
|Australia||Wednesday, December 6||02:00 AEDT||SBS||SBS on demand|
|India||Tuesday, December 6||8:30 p.m. CST||sports18||Voot, Jio TV|
|Hong Kong||Tuesday, December 6||23:00HKT||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618)||now television|
|Malaysia||Tuesday, December 6||23:00 Eastern Standard Time||Astro FIFA World Cup 1||astro go|
|Singapore||Tuesday, December 6||23:00 SGT||starhub Fifa World Cup,
Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
|Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Wednesday, December 6||04:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|