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Prediction: France vs Morocco

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 13 Dec 2022

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Prediction: France win

Best Odds: 8/15

Bookmaker: 888sport

We’re into the nitty gritty of the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the semi-final stage is now upon us. After starting with 32, we’re down to just four nations who all believe they have a realistic chance of going all the way and winning the big one. Today, we’ll be looking at the second of the two semis as France aim for a second straight WC final when they lock horns with underdogs Morocco.

France

The reigning champions of world football have made their way back to the top – or, at least, they almost have. Very few national teams have been able to successfully retain this title but Les Bleus are on their way to doing just that, despite hitting a few roadblocks along the way. They’re the favourites, but they need to be careful that they don’t take such an advantage for granted at this stage.

Team News

With no fresh injury or suspension concerns to worry about, France should line up in a very similar way to how they did against England.

Morocco

As the first nation from Africa to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, Morocco have already cemented their place in the history books. The Altas Lions are roaring their way to success and it’s no accident, either. This is an incredibly well-drilled unit of a squad and after knocking out the likes of Belgium, Spain and Portugal, there’s not a chance they’re going to sit back and fear their opponents tomorrow night.

Team News

Aguerd, Cheddira and captain Saiss are all expected to miss out with Sabiri and Mazraoui being pinpointed as major doubts.

Factors to Consider

  • The winner will play Argentina or Croatia in the World Cup final.
  • France have won four and lost one of their World Cup games.
  • Morocco have won three and drawn two of their World Cup games.
  • France have scored 11 goals and conceded five at the World Cup.
  • Morocco have scored five goals and conceded one at the World Cup.

Conclusion

The defensive strength of Morocco is going to be tested to the absolute limit here by the reigning world champions in what we expect to be a tight and fairly tense game. While it’s perhaps unfair to directly compare the two, it’s hard to look past the overwhelming talent that Les Bleus has at their disposal. Plus, after the England win, they’ll be full of confidence – which is why we’re backing them to edge out a 2-0 victory.

Prediction: France win

Best Odds: 8/15

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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Eric
Eric
1 month ago

Not true. Morocco will win 1-0

Anderson
Anderson
1 month ago

The France vs Morocco match will be played on December 15 at 00:30 AM (Indian time) in the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.
Overview : 
France and Morocco have played against each other five times in the past. France have won three matches and Morocco one while one match ended in a draw. However, these two sides have never faced one another in a major competition, like the world cup.

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