Morocco vs Croatia Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 23/11/2022

Morocco vs Croatia: Football Whispers' top predictions

Today we bring you the first match in Group F which sees Morocco take on Croatia. We're expecting a close and competitive 90-minutes between the two nations but it is the side from Europe that head into this morning's clash as the clear favourite with the bookmakers.

Croatia to Win

Croatia and Morocco have only met once before back in 1996 for a friendly game that ended in a 2-2 draw but was won by Croatia on penalties. We're backing Croatia to secure all 3pts in their opening group game this week as they have won each of their last five international matches, four of which were on foreign soil. Morocco haven't been in bad form either but they aren't used to playing against this level of opponent and we believe that will show by the end of the 90-minutes.

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1-0 to Croatia

In terms of a final scoreline, we're expecting a tight and tense game between these two nations but have backed Croatia to secure a narrow 1-0 victory. The favourites have won three of their last five matches via a 1-0 scoreline and all of those victories for Croatia arrived away from home. Morocco don't tend to concede many goals but they don't score a lot either with their last game against Paraguay ending goalless, so you can see why we're backing a 1-0 win for Croatia.

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Morocco vs Croatia top stats, odds, and more

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23/11/22
World
Morocco
0 - 0
Croatia
17/11/22
International
Morocco
3 - 0
Georgia
27/09/22
International
Paraguay
0 - 0
Morocco
23/09/22
International
Morocco
2 - 0
Chile
23/08/22
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Jamaica
0 - 3
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23/11/22
World
Morocco
0 - 0
Croatia
16/11/22
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Saudi Arabia
0 - 1
Croatia
25/09/22
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Austria
1 - 3
Croatia
22/09/22
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Croatia
2 - 1
Denmark
13/06/22
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France
0 - 1
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Let's take a closer look at today's average odds and see which way the bookmakers believe this game will go.

Morocco odds: 3/1 (4.00)

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40)

Croatia odds: 6/5 (2.20)

As you can see, Croatia are best placed to win this game but there is still money to be made with all three result picks, which suggests that the game will be close and that it is no certainty that Croatia will win. It looks like most bookmakers are expecting the game to be low-scoring as the odds for Under 2.5 Goals currently stand at around 11/17, while you can back Over 2.5 Goals to be scored at 17/12. If you fancy Both Teams to Score then you are likely to get odds of around 21/20, with BTTS – No coming in at 13/15.

Can Croatia surprise the football world again?

Morocco

Not even the fact that he led Morocco to qualify for the World Cup for the sixth time in their history and to the quarter-finals of the 2021 African Cup of Nations could keep Vahid Halihodzic in his job as the head coach of Morocco. His issues with some of the team's biggest stars, such as Hakim Ziyech who didn't play for Morocco for a year while Halihodzic was the coach, forced the Moroccan football federation to sack him and install another coach, Walid Regragui, ahead of the World Cup.

We will see how the team will be affected by this change, but one thing is for certain – Morocco has the quality to compete at the highest stage. After all, their team boasts one of the best full-backs in the world, PSG's Achraf Hakimi. With Ziyech back and a few other big names like Noussair Mazraoui, Romain Saiss, and Youssef En-Nesyri, Morocco can be a nice surprise in Qatar.

Croatia

In 2018, exactly twenty years after their first appearance at the World Cup as an independent nation, in which they rocked the world of football by finishing third, Croatia managed to beat that result in Russia and reach the WC final, where they lost to France. In the meantime, the team had a disappointing campaign at Euro 2020 and struggled a bit in the WC Qualifiers, although they did win their group in the end. Their latest achievement was reaching the final tournament of the UEFA Nations League.

Their national team didn't suffer many chances in the previous years since Croatia is still coached by Zlatko Dalic and led by their long-lasting captain and one of the best players in the world, Luka Modric. Plenty more of experience comes from Domagoj Vida, Mateo Kovacic, Dejan Lovern, Ivan Perisic, Ante Budimir, and others.

FAQ for Morocco vs Croatia

Morocco - Croatia

  • Where can I watch the game? ITV, STV, ITVX, STV Player.
  • Where is this game being played? – Al Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor.
  • What time is the kick-off? – 10:00 UK, 11:00 CET.