Spain vs Morocco Betting Tip
Spain vs Morocco | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Spain are one of the top European nations at the 2018 World Cup and will believe they have what it takes to win the trophy. The Spanish were very disappointing as they defended the trophy in 2014, going out at the group stage and will be determined to make sure that does not happen again in Russia. Morocco came into the 2018 World Cup boasting one of the meanest defences on the planet. They qualified from their final group in the African section without conceding a single goal in their six matches but have failed to maintain the same standards in the finals. This will be their last match of the tournament.
Spain will come onto this game knowing they should win maximum points. They start level on 4 points with Portugal going into the final round of matches and know only win will guarantee top spot in the group. However, a point would probably be enough to see them through. Morocco have only pride left to play for and their fans will hope they can at least score one goal before leaving the tournament. Having tasted two 1-0 defeats, Morocco have not been easy to beat but have failed to create enough goal scoring chances.
Spain look determined to make amends for their poor showing at the last World Cup and are aiming to win their second World Cup in their last three attempts. They started the tournament with an exciting 3-3 draw and had it not been for a late Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick would have defeated Portugal. The Spanish then ground out a hard fought 1-0 win over a tough Iran team to top the group.
Morocco knew they needed to get off to a good start against Iran if they were to have any chance of qualifying from this group. However, they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat and that left them with too much work to do in their second game against Portugal. Morocco fell 1-0 behind early in that match and did not show enough quality in attack to get back into the game.
Spain vs Morocco Head to Head
Spain and Morocco have met twice previously with both matches coming in qualification for the 1962 World Cup. Spain won each game, 1-0 away and 3-2 on home soil but these games were a long time ago and have little to offer in terms of predicting this match.
Odds and Predictions
It comes as no surprise to see Spain listed as the favourites for this match and it would be a shock if they did not take all 3 points. You can back the Spanish at just 1.36 to win the match. Morocco have little to play for and this is arguably their toughest game of the group. Nothing is expected of them and they are out at 11.00 to win the game, with the draw on offer at 5.00. Having conceded 3 goals in the match against Portugal, Spain were happy to keep a clean sheet against Iran and will be looking for more of the same in this match. Morocco are yet to score in the World Cup and you can get 1.95 for Spain to win the match to nil. Diego Costa has been in good goal scoring form for Spain so far in the tournament and is the favourite to open the scoring at 4.50. Morocco will be looking towards talented attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech to get their first goal of the tournament and the Ajax man is 6.00 to score at any time.
Spain vs Morocco Top Betting Tip: Spain (2-0)
Spain have not been at their very best at the 2018 World Cup and would like to put down a marker before the knockout stages. However, while Morocco may not offer much of a threat in attack, they will be tough to break down and Spain may be forced to settle for a 2-0 win.