When you take a closer look at our latest Morocco vs Croatia betting tips, you immediately see they are a great example of Group F being the most unpredictable World Cup group. Even though Croatia emerges as a clear favourite, the difference isn't big enough to completely write off Morocco and ignore their strengths. The African side will surely appeal to its best players for this Group F opener, looking to surprise the solid WC runners-up from four years ago. Still, bookmakers see the Croatians as a narrow contender. William Hill and Unibet have them at fair above 2.00 to win and take three points.
Morocco vs Croatia Match Information
Morocco vs Croatia
23 November 2022
1 pm local time (10 am GMT)
Al Bayt Stadium
Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
We're not going to act as if we knew something others don't know about this match. Instead, we've prepared an in-depth preview for this fixture, in which we share our Morocco vs Croatia betting picks and point you toward bookies with the highest prices for particular markets. We encourage you to read it to the end and learn everything you must know before you start betting on Morocco vs Croatia.
To begin with, we believe both Croatia and Morocco are satisfied with the group stage draw. The Croatians avoided some of the best teams from Pot 1, such as Brazil, France, Argentina, and France. And the very talented and ambitious Moroccans could have been drawn into more difficult groups such as Group D with France and Denmark or Group E with Spain and Germany. As a result, Croatia and Morocco can think not only about reaching the knockout stage but also about winning Group F.
It is going to be hard. But also it is good that we maybe don't have so much pressure because we did amazing things in Russia. But we still wish and we still want to achieve more. - Andre Kramaric from Croatia before this match, Reuters
While this would require defeating Belgium, the first step is to take as many points from the direct match as possible. For Morocco, their previous WC performances haven't been overwhelming. They went beyond the group stage only once in their five World Championship appearances. In 1986, they miraculously won their group ahead of England, Poland, and Portugal, only to lose to West Germany in the round of 16. That tournament will surely be the source of motivation for Morocco this year.
Croatia has been way more effective in the World Championship. Since the Croatians gained independence in 1991, they've been present in five out of six tournaments. However, even in such a short span, they achieved two great successes. In 1998, they finished third, and in 2018, they were surprising dark horses and made it to the final, where they lost to France.
1.1 Morocco vs Croatia Team Probable Lineups
Morocco will want to have a strong start in the tournament, so we should see their best lineup possible. Their faith is in their best players such as Bono, Hakimi, Ziyech, and En-Nesyri. To be honest, the starting lineup against Croatia should be very similar to the one we saw in the friendly win against Georgia (3-0). We are sure Morocco won't step back but will fight and attack to surprise Croatia instead. However, they can't use Abdelhamid Sabiri as well as Abdessamad Ezzalzouli as they are both injured.
Meanwhile, the midfield is where Croatia looks the strongest. Modric, Brozovic, and Kovacic is a powerful trio which is able to dominate any opponent. The only question mark is over who will start as a striker. Petkovic and Kramaric are the most likely choices with the former being the favourite to feature Croatia's starting lineup.
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Morocco and Croatia have met only once in the past. In December 1996, they played a friendly game which ended in a 2-2 draw concluded by the penalty shoot-out won by the Croatians. More broadly speaking, Croatia has played two matches against African teams in the World Cup and their record is flawless - they defeated Cameroon in 2014 (4-0) and Nigeria in 2018 (2-0). On the other hand, Morocco has won only two out of their twelve World-Cup clashes against European teams.
2. Morocco vs Croatia Betting Odds
Before we reveal our Morocco vs Croatia betting tips, let's analyse the latest odds for this match. Bet365, William Hill, and Unibet have already released their Morocco vs Croatia odds, and their prices are high. For example, you can get a generous price at Bet365 for Croatia to win, while William Hill and Unibet spoil you with a fantastic offer for Morocco to win. What else can you find apart from these Morocco vs Croatia winner betting odds?
Both teams to score is a tempting result, and you can get a fair price for that result at Bet365. On the other hand, the most competitive Morocco vs Croatia outright betting odds support under 2.5 goals in this match. William Hill gives you below 2.00 for that to happen. You shouldn't also expect a win with a many-goals margin. In its Morocco vs Croatia fixed betting odds, Bet365 provides a tempting price for Croatia to win by a one-goal margin and even more impressive odds for Morocco's victory in the same manner. Remember that you can already approach the latest Canada vs Belgium winner odds for the other Group F game that day.
So, on what Morocco vs Croatia betting tips punters should focus? We know the current odds may tempt you to bet on Croatia's win. But we don't think it's a good idea, because Morocco will give more than 100% of themselves to take something from this fixture. So, our first Morocco vs Croatia winner prediction is to back your bets with the double chance market as we suspect a draw as a probable result.
Continuing with our Morocco vs Croatia predictions, you shouldn't expect many goals. Croatia is a very effective team, often keeping a clean sheet but not scoring too much. Therefore, we see much value in our Morocco vs Croatia betting tip for under 2.5 goals scored. And because both teams to score is a possible outcome, you can even go one step further and bet on the correct score of 1-1.
Finally, we have some Morocco vs Croatia tips for other markets, too. If you want to bet on goalscorers, you should consider Youssef En-Nesyri or Andrej Kramaric. And if you wish to cover very detailed betting markets, our last Morocco vs Croatia match betting prediction is for the first half to end with a draw and under 1.5 goals scored. We encourage you to analyse our Switzerland vs Cameroon picks for the first Group H match that will take place in the beginning of the next WC 2022 day.
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3.2 How to Bet on Morocco vs Croatia
While betting on Morocco vs Croatia, remember there's no limit to how many predictions you bet. Therefore, if you like more than one Morocco vs Croatia betting pick from us, visit your favourite sportsbook website and back them all. However, we want you to remember that you should bet carefully and put higher stakes on fewer bets than the other way around.