Two soccer nations who have some work to do before declaring themselves Round of 16 participants clash on Sunday in what should be a terrific match. Belgium beat Canada 1-0 while Morocco drew versus Croatia in their first group stage match. Will the Belgians show they own Group F? Or is Sunday Morocco’s day to shine? See below for FIFA World Cup Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Belgium versus Morocco.
2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Belgium vs Morocco Group F Matchup
Belgium versus Morocco Betting Lines and Match Info
- When: Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8:00 am ET
- Where: Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar
- TV/Streaming: FS1
Why Morocco is a good play versus Belgium
Morocco surprised everyone with an excellent performance versus the Croatians. Facing Croatia an underdog, the Moroccans did enough to force the 0-0 draw.
What’s interesting is that although Morocco failed to win the possession battle, 65% to 35%, they took more shots than Croatia did. Morocco took 8 shots and Croatia took 5.
Both teams took an equal number of shots on goal, 2. Morocco should employ a similar defense first style that could lead to either a similar outcome or an outright Moroccan victory.
Morocco Last 5
- D – 0-0 vs. Croatia
- W – 3-0 vs. Georgia
- D – 0-0 vs. Paraguay
- W – 2-0 vs. Chile
- W – 0-3 vs. Jamaica
Morocco Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Belgium is a good play versus Morocco
Yes, the Belgians struggled to beat Canada, but before decrying how badly Belgium played, it’s important to note that Canada entered the tournament underrated.
The Canadians owned earl CONCACAF qualifying, including dusting the United States in a match. Not only that, but Canada had a fantastic strategy to counter Kevin De Bruyne’s and Eden Hazard’s brilliance.
The Belgians learned a lot from the effort. Expect Belgium to produce the type of game so many of us expect. If Belgium can lock down a knockout stage berth, top striker Romelu Lukaku will return. So the Belgians know what’s at stake in this match.
Belgium Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs. Canada
- L – 1-2 vs. Egypt
- L – 1-0 vs. Netherlands
- W – 2-1 vs. Wales
- W – 0-1 vs. Poland
Belgium Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Bruyne
Final Betting Analysis: Morocco vs Belgium
Morocco is a solid club, but Belgium should pick it up in this. Meunier, Hazard, and De Bruyne will lead the attack while Vertonghen and Alderweireld will ensure Curtois keeps a clean sheet.
Speaking of Real Madrid’s goalie, Courtois stopped a penalty kick from Canada in the last. The save kept Belgium’s 1-0 victory in place.
The reason Belgium is so tough is because of Courtois. He makes saves that other goalies don’t. So not only must Morocco increase their shots on goal, not just shots, but their shots on goal, but the Moroccans must also find a way to get by one of the best goalies in the world.
Belgium will make necessary adjustments for at least a 1-goal victory. Back De Bruyne and his mates to lock down another group stage win.
World Cup Pick: Belgium -101