Canada vs Morocco Odds, Prediction & Analysis - FIFA World Cup Lines

Canada vs Morocco Odds, Prediction & Analysis – FIFA World Cup Lines

Thursday marks the second-last day of Group Stage games at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and there’s plenty on the line in the four games. The first two games, played simultaneously at 10:00 a.m. EST, round out Group F action as Canada plays Morocco and Belgium plays Croatia. 

Entering play on Thursday, Croatia sits first in Group F with four points. They played to a draw against Morocco in their first match and defeated Canada 4-1 on Sunday. Morocco is in second place. Canada is eliminated from contention, while Belgium needs a win and Morocco’s loss to advance. Let’s check out our FIFA World Cup Betting analysis, odds, and a prediction for Canada vs Morocco.

2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Canada vs Morocco Group F Matchup

3-Way Betting Odds

Morocco is favored against Canada. The three-way betting line looks as follows: Canada (+260), Draw (+240), and Morocco (+105). 

Other betting odds for Thursday’s game include the following:

A Look Back at Their First Two Games

Canada, playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1986, finished first in CONCACAF qualifying and had high expectations heading into Qatar, despite being in a group with world powers like Belgium and Croatia.

Canada lost 1-0 to Belgium in its opening match but outplayed the world’s No. 2 ranked nation and had a remarkable 22 shots compared to Belgium’s nine. Canada scored 67 seconds into its match against Croatia but couldn’t withstand the Croatian attack, eventually losing 4-1.

Morocco, meanwhile, played to a nil-nil draw against Croatia in its opening match and surprised Belgium with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Abdelhamid Sabiri scored the game-winner for Morocco and gave the team a huge edge to advance to the Round of 16.

Betting Prediction

Morocco has played much better than Canada through two games and actually still has something to play for, whereas Canada has been eliminated. Morocco could lose and still advance to the Round of 16 if Croatia defeats Belgium, but they can ensure they qualify with a win over Canada. 

The last time these two teams played was in an international friendly in 2016, with Morocco beating Canada 4-0. However, it’s worth noting Canada has been among the most improved football nations in the world over the past 12 months. In fact, Canada jumped more than 30 spots in the FIFA rankings in 2021 and earned the FIFA Most Improved Side of the year.

Canada, ultimately, has nothing to play for but is still without a World Cup victory. Davies scored its first-ever World Cup goal against Croatia, and a World Cup win would still mean a lot to the players and the country, especially as it co-hosts the 2026 FIFA World Cup. John Herdman will have his squad ready to play spoiler on Thursday.

Betting Pick: Canada +260


 

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