Croatia vs. Morocco Prediction

Prediction, Odds & Betting tips for Croatia vs. Morocco | Group Stage, World Cup Qatar 2022

  • Where: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
  • When: Saturday, December 17, 6 pm local time

The game between Croatia and Morocco is about to decide which team will go back home with a bronze medal from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Both units hoped to see the final, but instead, they have to battle for the consolation prize. We can say that the Croats suffered a more devastating blow because they had better chances to enter the title battle than the Moroccans, who were complete underdogs. Many say that third-place games are battles of mental power, and the process of regeneration. Stay tuned and see what this particular event carries.

Croatia vs. Morocco

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Croatia

After 12 games in a row, Croatia finally lost one event. Argentina blew the Croats into pieces, running over the runners-up from the previous World Cup like they weren’t on the field. Some say that the penalty awarded to the Argentinian unit wasn’t fair, but when looking at the entire picture, Livakovic did use his leg to hit Alvarez.

The Croats reached the semis with a lot of luck, winning only one game up to that point and advancing from the opening two knockout stages following penalties against Japan and Brazil. When we rewind the tape further in the past, we see that they didn’t deserve to beat Belgium in the group stage, but this team managed to reach the final four.

They play slow-paced football, take away the possession and, through the pass try to reach the goal. Five of the past seven games this unit played were with under 2.5 goals. 

Morocco

We need to say that Morocco showed a good performance against France, putting pressure on the World champs on several occasions. If it weren’t for Konate, who saved the French team in at least two situations, things would be much different. Also, we can’t forget that Saiss, the captain and the most important player on the defensive side, had to go out early on.

Morocco is an ultra-defensive squad, and they showed that throughout the World Cup, allowing just one goal until the semis. The problem for the African unit was that France opened their lock early on, which changed the entire course of the game.

All but two of their past 10 games were with under 2.5 gals, and throughout that span, nine ended with one side netting.

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Croatia versus Morocco Possible Lineups 

Croatia: Livakovic; Juranovic, Gvardiol, Lovren, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Pasalic, Kramaric, Perisic

Morocco: Bono; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal

Croatia vs Morocco Head to Head

The two sides met in the first round here in Qatar, as they played in the same group. That contest ended without goals, being one of the dullest events in the World Cup. 

Croatia and Morocco Prediction

This game is bound to be low-efficient. Despite the Croats suffering a big blow against Argentina, they won’t give up on the third-place game but play this one seriously as well. So, we don’t expect any open-minded approach from either side, and that’s why under 2.5 goals looks like the best choice.

Our verdict: Under 2.5 goals

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