After Saudi Arabia’s stunning defeat of Argentina on Tuesday, soccer handicappers are taking another look at underdog’s with a chance. Once such dog might be Morocco, who is a +280 choice versus Luka Modric and Croatia. Will the Moroccans pull off a mini-Saudi upset? Or will Modric and Ivan Perisic lead the 2018 runner up squad to a group stage win? See below for FIFA World Cup Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Morocco versus Croatia.
2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Morocco vs Croatia Group F Matchup
Morocco versus Croatia Betting Lines and Match Info
- When: Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 5:00 am ET
- Where: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
- TV/Streaming: FS1
Why Morocco is a good play versus Croatia
Morocco is playing well enough to put a scare into their Wednesday opponent. Beating Georgia doesn’t impress.
But beating Georgia by 3 does. Beating a quality South American team like Chile by 3 impresses big time. So does drawing versus a quality squad like Paraguay. The Saudis had to have inspired every underdog at this year’s WC, including the Moroccans.
Morocco Last 5
- W – 3-0 vs. Georgia
- D – 0-0 vs. Paraguay
- W – 2-0 vs. Chile
- W – 0-3 vs. Jamaica
- D – 2-2 vs. Qatar
Morocco Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Croatia is a good play versus Morocco
Croatia is on fire. Sure, few soccer power houses pay attention to the Nations League. Even fewer teams pay attention to the NL so close to the World Cup.
But we can’t look past how Croatia blasted Denmark twice, France once, and Austria by a 3-1 score in their last four Nations League matches. Croatia is playing as well as they have since the last World Cup cycle.
Croatia Last 5
- W – 0-1 vs. Saudi Arabia
- W – 1-3 vs. Austria
- W – 2-1 vs. Denmark
- W – 0-1 vs. France
- W – 0-1 vs. Denmark
Croatia Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Morocco vs Croatia
This should be an excellent match. Both teams boast terrific players. No doubt, Ivan Perisic and Luka Modric will ensure Croatia plays well.
Modric, a midfielder for Real Madrid, was the main reason Croatia upset England and made it to the 2018 finals. Modric has a lot of soccer left as evidenced by his 3 goals and 2 assists from 18 shots with El Blanco. Luka scored the goal versus France in the Nations League contest victory.
Perisic is a midfielder for English Premier League contender Tottenham. Both Modric and Perisic make Croatia difficult to beat.
Another reason to side with Croatia? No doubt, Morocco is a good team, but Croatia has so much international experience and the Croatians don’t play fast. Modric forces opponents to play the style of soccer his manager prefers, which will frustrate Morocco in this. Modric, Perisic, and Croatia get the 1-0 victory.
World Cup Pick: Croatia