Morocco vs Croatia
Here is Morocco vs Croatia FIFA World Cup match prediction, lineups, and head-to-head records that will help our readers to place a bet or Play Fantasy Football during Football World Cup 2022. On Wednesday, November 23, the group-stage match between Morocco and Croatia will take place at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. Team Morocco’s World Cup 2022 campaign will begin with a match against 16th-ranked Croatia. The Middle East and Arab world will host the World Cup for the first time ever.
Morocco vs Croatia World Cup Match Prediction
In the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Morocco and Croatia face-off, one of the dark horses from Africa facing off against one of the dark horses from Europe. They are a part of the so-called Group of Death. Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia will compete for two spots in the Round of sixteen in Group F. Although Morocco continues to be the weakest opponent of the four, African teams have a history of pulling off respectable upsets at the world cup.
This match will conclude in a BTTS-NO for the following three reasons. Most of the games played between Morocco and Croatia in 2022 ended without a goal being scored by each team.
In three of the previous four World Cup qualifying matches that led to Qatar, Croatia had kept a clean sheet. No Moroccan AFCON game this year has seen them score more than two goals. Here is Morocco vs Croatia FIFA World Cup match prediction, lineups, and head-to-head records that will help our readers to place a bet or Play Fantasy Football during Football World Cup 2022.
Morocco vs Croatia Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between these two teams in any kind of match (competitive or non-competitive).
Morocco National Teams Performance
The 2018 World Cup was unlucky for Morocco. Aziz Bouhaddouz’s own goal in stoppage time cost them the game; superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored the game’s sole goal for Portugal, and the Atlas Lions were on the verge of defeating Spain until Iago Aspas scored with seconds remaining.
Although Morocco’s trip to Russia was exciting, the Atlas Lions left with a bitter taste in their mouths since they had hoped for more from a grueling campaign.
Despite four of the five third-round games in Africa being close contests, they breezed through the first stage of qualifying, scoring a massive twenty goals, and giving up just one in six victories from six. Morocco then crushed the Democratic Republic of the Congo 5-2 over two legs.
The rout was the ideal way for them to recover from the disappointment of their quarterfinal exit from the Africa Cup of Nations to Egypt at the beginning of this year. Morocco’s friendlies against Chile and Paraguay ended in 0-0 draws, providing even more motivation. Here is Morocco vs Croatia FIFA World Cup match prediction, lineups, and head-to-head records that will help our readers to place a bet or Play Fantasy Football during Football World Cup 2022.
Achraf Hakimi of PSG, Romain Saiss of the old Wolves, Adel Taarabt, a seasoned playmaker, and the explosive attackers Youssef En-Nesyri and Sofiane Boufal all possess the ability to score goals. The Atlas Lions will undoubtedly make things difficult for the World Cup champions, and we anticipate Morocco surprising Zlatko Dalic’s team.
Croatia National Teams Performance
The 2018 World Cup champions Croatia is getting ready for a thrilling 2022 Qatar opening match against perilous Morocco, who have qualified for the last two World Cups. The Blazers and Atlas Lions were placed in a shaky group with highly touted Belgium and qualifying underdogs Canada.
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Croatia made a splash as they put together a storied run, reaching the final before falling to France.
They proved they were serious by outlasting Denmark, Russia (both wins came on penalties), and England (extra time) in the knockout stages. They sent a strong statement after outwitting Argentina in the second group game with a more than convincing 3-0 triumph.
The 37-year-old Luka Modric, Croatia’s sparkplug, still plays a crucial role for his country, but the Real Madrid star will be missing several of his former teammates due to retirement as Father Time closes in on the veteran. Here is Morocco vs Croatia FIFA World Cup match prediction, lineups, and head-to-head records that will help our readers to place a bet or Play Fantasy Football during Football World Cup 2022.
With four straight victories, Croatia’s star player Modric and his intrepid group of international players have topped the Nations League pool that also included France and Denmark this year.
Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea and Ivan Perisic, a newcomer to Tottenham, are both more than capable of creating mouthwatering set plays, with Andrej Kramaric of Hoffenheim leading the line for the Croats.
How to watch Morocco vs Croatia World Cup Match?
|Costa Rica||Teletica, Sky, Movistar|
|Uruguay||Monte Carlo TV, Canal 10, Teledoce, Torneos, DirecTV|
|France||TF1, beIN Sports|
|Peru||Latina Televisión, DirecTV|
|Saudi Arabia||beIN Sports|
|Australia||SBS, Optus Sport|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca|
|Senegal||Supersports, Kwese Sports, Canal+ & Startimes Channels.|
|Denmark||DR, TV 2|
|Panama||Corporación Medcom, Televisora Nacional, Sky|
|Colombia||Caracol TV, RCN TV, DirecTV|
|Japan||Fuji TV, NHK, NTV, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo|
MOR vs CRO possible starting lineup:
Particularly prior to this summer, a distinctive theme in both teams’ lineups was the tendency to keep clean sheets. It is not a coincidence that both teams have seen BTTS-No in most of their games so far in 2022. When the outstanding Luka Modric-Marcelo Brozovic-Mateo Kovacic combination has not performed up to par, Croatia has opted for a non-aggressive strategy. By contrast, Morocco has an extraordinarily strong defence with full backs acting as wingbacks.
This winter, Luka Modric will make his final appearance on the world stage with another international campaign. The Balon d’Or-winning great of Croatia still has one World Cup left in him because he consistently performs at an elevated level for Real Madrid. Breaking the cohesion of his compatriots Mateo Kovacic and Marcel Brozovic, two of Europe’s most press-resistant midfielders, would be a bitter pill for the Moroccan team.
Right-winger Mario Pasalic is another lesser-known player whose international career might finally make or break it. Since the start of 2022, Pasalic has consistently ranked among Croatia’s top three spectacular scorers. Thanks to his average of 4.5 interceptions per game, Croatian defender Josip Sutalo has been named the best player in the country in 2022.
Morocco vs Croatia FIFA World Cup Match
|Dominik Livakovic||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Lovre Kalinic||Hajduk Split|
|Ivo Grbic||Atletico Madrid|
|Simon Sluga||Ludogorets Razgrad|
|Josip Stanisic||Bayern Munich|
|Josip Sutalo||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Dejan Lovren||Zenit St Petersburg|
|Josko Gvardiol||RB Leipzig|
|Domagoj Vida||AEK Aethens|
|Filip Uremovic||Hertha BSC|
|Luka Modric||Real Madrid|
|Luka Sucic||RB Salzburg|
|Kristijan Jakic||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Luka Ivanusec||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Marko Livaja||Hajduk Split|
|Bruno Petkovic||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Mislav Orsic||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Munir Mohamedi||Al Wehda|
|Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti||Wydad AC|
|Anas Zniti||Raja CA|
|Sami Tlemcani||Chelsea U23|
|Noussair Mazraoui||Bayern Munich|
|Jawad El Yamiq||Valladolid|
|Achraf Dari||Stade Brest|
|Yahia Attiyat Allah||Wydad AC|
|Badr Benoun||Qatar SC|
|Hamza El Moussaoui||RS Berkane|
|Sofian Chakla||OH Leuven|
|Nayef Aguerd||West Ham|
|Faycal Fajr||Al Wehda|
|Aymen Barkok||Mainz 05|
|Younes Belhanda||Adana Demirspor|
|Selim Amallah||Standard Liege|
|Yahya Jabrane||Wydad AC|
|Munir El Haddadi||Getafe|
|Ayoub El Kaabi||Hatayspor|
|Achraf Bencharki||Al Jazira|