Ace Football previews the World Cup game between Morocco and Spain who meet up on Tuesday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Tension is heightening as we are in the knockout stages of the World Cup with Morocco and Spain going toe-to-toe at Education City Stadium. The upcoming round of 16 match will kick off this coming Tuesday.
Having come this far in the World Cup, Morocco and Spain won’t budge without putting up a serious fight. We could be in for a long night at the Education City Stadium on Tuesday. Morocco bid welcome to Spain as number 22 in the FIFA world ranking, while the latter rank as number 7.
Team form: Morocco vs Spain
Morocco should be high on confidence after finishing top of Group F with seven points. They started off drawing 0-0 with Croatia, before beating Belgium 0-2 and then Canada in a 1-2 win. The Atlas Lions were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments while drawing two of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings.
Spain were inconsistent in their three Group E matches, which brought home four points. They claimed a 7-0 win against Costa Rica, before drawing 1-1 with Germany. This little unbeaten streak ended when Japan proved too strong in a 2-1 defeat. La Roja were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments while drawing three of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Betting stats and facts for Morocco and Spain
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Morocco and Spain. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.
- Morocco have not lost 37 of the last 39 matches
- In 16 of the last 18 Morocco matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Morocco have won 6 of the last 8 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Morocco have won 6 of the last 8 matches
- Morocco have won 6 of the last 8 matches and the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Spain have scored in the last 24 matches in a row
- Spain have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Spain matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 3 of the last 4 matches Spain played, both teams scored
- In 3 of the last 4 Spain matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5
Interesting players: Morocco vs Spain
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Hakim Ziyech, who is performing well for Morocco. He found the back of the net two times in his most recent outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Spain. The visitors will be looking to Alvaro Morata to find the net once again, after managing to score in all three of La Roja’s World Cup games so far.
Betting markets: Morocco vs Spain
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Morocco won seven times, drew two and lost once. Spain claimed five wins, drew three times, and lost twice in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Morocco have gone through an impressive 8 games now without losing even once. The Atlas Lions are on an amazing streak of now 23 games in a row without defeat as the home team.
Both teams to score
Morocco scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Astonishingly, Spain scored the opening goal of the match in eight of their last ten games. The Spaniards also managed four wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.
Morocco witnessed over 2.5 goals in five of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.7 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Spain’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches. Luis Enrique’s men are also on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 24 matches.
Betting tip: Morocco vs Spain
To sum up, the upcoming match between Morocco and Spain seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.