Ace Football previews the World Cup game between Canada and Morocco who meet up on Thursday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Canada take on Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium in their third match at the World Cup. Their last game of the group stage takes place this coming Thursday.
After the second round of Group F, Canada are currently number four with zero points, while Morocco have four points as number two. Canada enter their upcoming game placed as number 41 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to opponents Morocco, who enter the game ranked number 22 in the world.
For Canada, the World Cup dream is already over and this will be their last match of the competition. No doubt, they’ll want to go on a high by spoiling Morocco’s attempts to reach the last 16.
Position in the World Cup standings: Canada vs Morocco
Canada are feeling gloomy after losing both of their first two fixtures. A third defeat on the bounce sends them packing before the fun really starts, and they’ll be extremely motivated here. Collecting four points in their first two World Cup matches, Morocco now go looking to add to their tally of points. A win might be enough to snatch first place.
Form: Canada vs Morocco
In their last three matches, Canada won 1-2 against Japan, before losing 1-0 against Belgium and 4-1 to Croatia. The Reds claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured five defeats in this run.
Morocco look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Georgia by 3-0, before drawing 0-0 with Croatia. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Belgium by a 0-2 scoreline. The Atlas Lions were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered one defeat as well.
Betting facts for Canada and Morocco
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Canada and Morocco played across all tournaments.
- Canada have conceded in the last 5 matches in a row
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Canada played, both teams scored
- In 5 of the last 7 Canada matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Canada have not won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Canada have scored in 6 of the last 8 matches
- Morocco have not lost 36 of the last 38 matches
- In 15 of the last 17 Morocco matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 5 of the last 6 Morocco matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Morocco have won 5 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Morocco have not conceded in the last 6 matches in a row
Players under the radar: Canada vs Morocco
Having scored just once lately, Steven Vitoria will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Morocco hope Sofiane Boufal can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two goals in his last six games.
Popular betting markets: Canada vs Morocco
Canada claimed all three points four times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in five of the games in this run. Morocco have won six of their last 10 games, while drawing three and losing one in this series of matches. Canada are on a fantastic streak of no less than 12 matches in a row without defeat as the home side. Morocco remained unbeaten in their last 7 games on the bounce.
Both teams to score
Canada scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Morocco scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. Canada have won to nil in 3 consecutive home games. Morocco have not conceded a goal in 6 consecutive games. Morocco managed four wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
Canada saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Morocco, who managed to score 1.6 times in those matches. Morocco managed a clean sheet in three matches on the bounce.
Betting suggestion: Canada vs Morocco
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Canada and Morocco seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this World Cup match.