Zambia vs Morocco goalscorer betting tips: Can Ziyech break his tourament duck?

Heading into the final round of Group F matches at AFCON 2023, Zambia and Morocco both have work to do to book their places in the knockout stages of the tournament. Morocco are in pole position as things stand on four points while Zambia are on two points after opening up their campaign with two draws.

Zambia and Morroco will go head-to-head on Wednesday 25 January with qualification on the line which means the key attacking players for both nations will be required to step up to the plate. As a result, the Zambia vs Morocco goalscorer betting market is one of real interest, particularly as neither side have anyone who has scored more than one goal so far at the tournament.

Below, we've compiled four Zambia vs Morocco goalscorer betting tips that you should consider ahead of the match. Is it time for Hakim Ziyech to get off the mark at AFCON 2023 or can Leicester City man, Patson Daka, steal the show?

Zambia vs Morocco goalscorer betting tips
Morocco have spread the goals around the team at AFCON 2023 so far – Photo by Icon Sport

Zambia vs Morocco goalscorer betting tips

Youssef En Nesyri – 11/8

Youssef En Nesyri came into AFCON 2023 as one to watch in terms of the Golden Boot race. The Sevilla forward scored two goals for Morocco on their famous run to the World Cup semi-finals last winter and is the country's fourth-highest goalscorer of all time.

En Nesyri hasn't been in blistering form for Sevilla, although the club have struggled for form all season, but he is someone who tends to save his best form for Morocco. In their first AFCON match, En Nesyri scored the third goal in the 3-0 win over Tanzania before blanking in the 1-1 draw with DR Congo. Could it be his time to shine against Zambia?

Hakim Ziyech – 7/4

Hakim Ziyech is widely regarded as one of the two stars of this Morocco side alongside Achraf Hakimi but the ex-Chelsea man hasn't found his best form in the Ivory Coast quite yet. Ziyech has a wand of a left foot and takes a large proportion of Morocco's free kicks which makes him active in the goalscorer betting markets regardless of how well he is playing in open play – just ask Manchester United and Andre Onana.

Ziyech has been rebuilding his career in Turkey with Galatasaray this season after a disappointing spell at Chelsea and has looked brilliant at times. He has four goals in 14 appearances across the Super Lig and Champions League and is Morocco's third-highest goalscorer of all time.

Hakim Ziyech
Hakim Ziyech is still looking for his first goal at AFCON 2023 – Photo by Icon sport

Patson Daka – 4/1

Big things were expected of Patson Daka when he signed for Leicester City in 2021 and his blistering pace made him look like the perfect heir to Jamie Vardy. Things didn't quite go to plan in England for the Zambian forward at first, however, he has shown glimpses in the Championship this season that he shouldn't be written off just yet.

Daka has scored four goals in seven appearances for the Foxes and he is undoubtedly Zambia's biggest goal threat. Daka got off the mark at AFCON 2023 last time out against Tanzania with a late equaliser Zambia were forced to play the majority of the match with ten men. Can he take the momentum from this into the clash with Morocco?

Fashion Sakala – 5/1

Fashion Sakala is another Zambian who will be familiar to British audiences after he enjoyed a two-year spell at Rangers from 2021-2023. Sakala scored 24 goals in 91 appearances for the Scottish giants before moving on to Al Fayha last summer where he is now averaging a goal every other game.

At international level, Sakala has nine goals to his name with the latest coming against Congo last November. The 26-year-old has started both of Zambia's AFCON matches so far and is a banker to start again on Wednesday – can he score his first-ever AFCON goal?


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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.