We have prepared for you a prediction for the game Morocco against Croatia in group “F” at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Croatia should be considered as the favourites, purely because of the more eminent squad and results, Morocco may surprise in this group.
Morocco dominates the African continent
The Moroccan national team qualified for the 2022 World Cup with the help of qualifications among African teams. At first, the team easily finished group “I”, where they had six wins in six matches, scored 20 goals and only conceded once. Their rivals there were Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan. In the third round there was first a draw with DR Congo, and then an easy victory 4:1.
If we take the last 3 months, a victory over Chile (2:0), a draw with Paraguay (0:0) and a victory with Georgia (3:0). They played with the Georgians just in mid-November of this year. Morocco’s main stars are Ashraf Hakimi, Youssef En-Nesser and Sofiane Boufal.
According to statistics, Morocco has not lost in 7 matches; they average 1.9 goals per match. In 8 matches, Morocco failed to score only once, it was against Paraguay. Of the interesting outcomes: a victory over Chile (2:0), a little surprised after the first match with DR Congo (1:1) and a draw with Paraguay (0:0).
Croatian national team – the team has five victories in a row
The Croatian national team has not yet started at this World Championship, so we will draw conclusions from their results before it. The Croatians have passed group “H” from the first place, in ten matches there were 7 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws. We managed to score 21 goals, but conceded only four goals. The rivals there were Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta.
In November, Croatia played a friendly game with Saudi Arabia, where they won (1:0). Before that, the Croats dominated the League of Nations, there were two victories over Denmark, success in a duel with France (1:0) and won Austria (3:1).
Croatia is in pretty good shape right now, considering their results. In ten matches, only one defeat and two draws. From interesting statistics, most of Croatia’s matches end with a minimal advantage. Croatians have scored in 9 of their last 10 matches.
The main stars of the Croatian national team are: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Ivan Perisic.
Croatia vs Morocco: who should win?
European teams will always have an advantage against African teams as the competition is really different throughout the season. Croats play there with Denmark, France and Austria, but Morocco plays with Chile, Jamaica, Liberia, South Africa and so on.
I think that Croatia will be able to win this match, but Saudi Arabia has shown that anything can happen in this World Cup 2022. In general, Morocco can score, but it will be very difficult to hold on to victory. On paper, Croatia should pass Morocco for their first win in Group F. This is important for the Croats, as they will then have key playoff games against Belgium and Canada.
Prediction: Croatia to beat Morocco