Match: Portugal vs Morocco
Competition: World Cup 2018 Group B
Time Date: 15:00h / 20 June 2018
Venue: Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow.
Both teams will be looking for a first victory here after Portugal make a 3: 3 draw with Spain, while Morocco lost because of own goal from Iran.
Portugal vs Morocco Match Preview
Portugal record a draw in a 3:3 goal thriller with Spain, after another amazing match for Cristiano Ronaldo who bagged three goals and a mistake from David De Gea, The Navigators will arrive here in a very good mood.
Morocco, who take their first cap since 1998 World Cup, failed to win their first match by losing to Iran with Aziz Buhadaduz’s own goal. This loss stopped their 18-game unbeaten run.
Portugal vs Morocco Head-to-head (H2H)
This is the second match between these two nations, the last time they met was in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, a match that Morocco wins with 3: 1 at Group Stage.
Portugal vs Morocco Team News
I do not expect to see any changes in Portugal after Spain, but Fonte and Pepe showed some weakness in the defence, and the young Guedes failed to show his full potential with Cristiano Ronaldo next to him.
Patricio, Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Silva, Moutinho, Carvalho, Fernandes, Guedes, Ronaldo
The same applies to Morocco, I do not expect any major changes in their composition, such as Saiss and Benatia continue with their great performance in defence and Kaabi who scored 11 goals in 11 matches for Morocco will problem for Portuguese defensive line.
Mohamedi, Amrabat, Benatia, Saiss, Hakimi, Boussoufa, Ahmadi, Ziyech, Belhanda, Harit, Kaabi
Portugal vs Morocco Stats and Streaks
- Portugal are undefeated in their last 10 matches (FIFA World Cup).
- Portugal have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 10 matches (FIFA World Cup).
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Morocco‘s last 11 games (FIFA World Cup).
- Morocco didn’t take any shots in the second half against Iran.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer for Portugal with 84 goals from 151 appearances with average goals scored in every 142 minutes.
Portugal vs Morocco Betting Predictions
As I have already mentioned, Pepe (34) and Fonte (35) make mistakes in defence, and here we can expect Morocco to take advantage of it, but in the end result, it would be hard to take anything like expecting no surprises from the European Champion Portugal.