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Morocco vs Portugal Predictions & Tips - Portugal to advance at the World Cup

07 Dec 2022
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Eddy Tora 07 Dec 2022
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Portugal beat Switzerland 6-1 in the 2022 World Cup Round of 16 (Getty)

Morocco vs Portugal Predictions


Morocco have failed to score in two matches at the World Cup, relying on defensive solidity. Portugal are coming off a 6-1 win and can continue their winning form at the World Cup.
  • Morocco vs Portugal Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Morocco Form
  • Morocco Squad & Team News
  • Portugal Form
  • Portugal Squad & Team News
  • Morocco vs Portugal Live Stream FAQ

  • Morocco have lost 7 of their last 14 matches (World Cup).
  • Morocco have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 matches (World Cup).
  • Portugal have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Portugal have won to nil in 5 of their last 10 matches.

Head to Head


Portugal have a 1-1 record against Morocco in 2 matches.

Morocco won 3-1 in the 1986 World Cup group stage, Portugal winning 1-0 in the 2018 World Cup group.

Morocco Form


Morocco are undefeated in seven matches under new manager Walid Regragui.

The Atlas Lions started the World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Croatia. They beat Belgium 2-0, Romain Saïss opening the scoring and Zakaria Aboukhlal netting it up in added time.

Morocco ended the group stage with a 2-1 win against Canada, Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri scoring in the opening 25 minutes of a match with few chances.

Regragui’s side got past Spain in the Round of 16. They kept it tight to earn a 0-0 draw and take it to a penalty shootout where they held their nerve to progress.

Morocco Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Yassine Bounou (vice-captain) 5 April 1991 (age 31) 49 0 Sevilla
GK Munir Mohamedi 10 May 1989 (age 33) 44 0 Al Wehda
GK Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti 5 April 1996 (age 26) 3 0 Wydad AC
DF Achraf Hakimi 4 November 1998 (age 24) 58 8 Paris Saint-Germain
DF Noussair Mazraoui 14 November 1997 (age 25) 19 2 Bayern Munich
DF Nayef Aguerd 30 March 1996 (age 26) 26 1 West Ham United
DF Romain Saïss (captain) 26 March 1990 (age 32) 70 2 Beşiktaş
DF Jawad El Yamiq 29 February 1992 (age 30) 15 2 Valladolid
DF Achraf Dari 6 May 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Brest
DF Badr Benoun 30 September 1993 (age 29) 4 0 Qatar SC
DF Yahia Attiyat Allah 2 March 1995 (age 27) 5 0 Wydad AC
MF Sofyan Amrabat 21 August 1996 (age 26) 43 0 Fiorentina
MF Azzedine Ounahi 19 April 2000 (age 22) 14 2 Angers
MF Abdelhamid Sabiri 28 November 1996 (age 25) 6 1 Sampdoria
MF Ilias Chair 30 October 1997 (age 25) 11 1 Queens Park Rangers
MF Selim Amallah 15 November 1996 (age 26) 28 4 Standard Liège
MF Bilal El Khannous 10 May 2004 (age 18) 0 0 Genk
MF Yahya Jabrane 18 June 1991 (age 31) 6 0 Wydad AC
FW Hakim Ziyech 19 March 1993 (age 29) 47 19 Chelsea
FW Abderrazak Hamdallah 17 December 1990 (age 31) 21 6 Al-Ittihad
FW Anass Zaroury 7 November 2000 (age 22) 1 0 Burnley
FW Zakaria Aboukhlal 18 February 2000 (age 22) 14 3 Toulouse
FW Abde Ezzalzouli 17 December 2001 (age 20) 4 0 Osasuna
FW Sofiane Boufal 17 September 1993 (age 29) 36 6 Angers
FW Youssef En-Nesyri 1 June 1997 (age 25) 54 16 Sevilla
FW Walid Cheddira 22 January 1998 (age 24) 3 0 Bari

Central defence is an issue with Nayef Aguerd injured and Romain Saiss doubtful.

Hakim Ziyech has scored 19 goals in 47 internationals.

Portugal Form


Portugal started the World Cup with a 3-2 win against Ghana with Cristiano Ronaldo, João Félix and Rafael Leão on target.

The Seleção beat Uruguay 2-0 with Bruno Fernandes scoring both goals, ending the group stage with a 2-1 defeat to South Korea after Ricardo Horta opened the scoring in the 5th minute.

Fernando Santos’ side smashed Switzerland 6-1 in the Round of 16. Gonçalo Ramos replaced Ronaldo up front and hit a hat-trick with Pepe, Raphaël Guerreiro and Rafael Leão on target.

Portugal Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Rui Patrício 15 February 1988 (age 34) 105 0 Roma
GK José Sá 17 January 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
GK Diogo Costa 19 September 1999 (age 23) 11 0 Porto
DF Diogo Dalot 18 March 1999 (age 23) 9 2 Manchester United
DF Pepe (vice-captain) 26 February 1983 (age 39) 132 8 Porto
DF Rúben Dias 14 May 1997 (age 25) 43 2 Manchester City
DF Raphaël Guerreiro 22 December 1993 (age 28) 60 4 Borussia Dortmund
DF Danilo Pereira 9 September 1991 (age 31) 64 2 Paris Saint-Germain
DF Nuno Mendes 19 June 2002 (age 20) 18 0 Paris Saint-Germain
DF João Cancelo 27 May 1994 (age 28) 40 7 Manchester City
DF António Silva 30 October 2003 (age 19) 2 0 Benfica
MF João Palhinha 9 July 1995 (age 27) 18 2 Fulham
MF Bruno Fernandes 8 September 1994 (age 28) 52 13 Manchester United
MF Bernardo Silva 10 August 1994 (age 28) 77 8 Manchester City
MF William Carvalho 7 April 1992 (age 30) 80 5 Betis
MF Vitinha 13 February 2000 (age 22) 7 0 Paris Saint-Germain
MF João Mário 19 January 1993 (age 29) 55 2 Benfica
MF Rúben Neves 13 March 1997 (age 25) 36 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
MF Matheus Nunes 27 August 1998 (age 24) 11 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
MF Otávio 9 February 1995 (age 27) 10 2 Porto
FW Cristiano Ronaldo (captain) 5 February 1985 (age 37) 195 118 Manchester United
FW André Silva 6 November 1995 (age 27) 53 19 RB Leipzig
FW João Félix 10 November 1999 (age 23) 27 4 Atlético Madrid
FW Rafael Leão 10 June 1999 (age 23) 15 2 AC Milan
FW Ricardo Horta 15 September 1994 (age 28) 8 2 Braga
FW Gonçalo Ramos 20 June 2001 (age 21) 4 4 Benfica

Centre back Danilo and left back Nuno Mendes are injured.

Cristiano Ronaldo was benched against Switzerland and replaced by Gonçalo Ramos who hit a hat-trick.

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Verdict

Morocco haven’t scored in two matches at the World Cup. Portugal smashed Switzerland 6-1 in the Round of 16 and can continue winning at the World Cup.

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