More Even than Expected
Besides being the betting online favorite to win Group F, Belgium is also among the favorites to win the World Cup title. However, the Red Devils suffered a lot more than expected to defeat Canada in their debut. On the other hand, Morocco managed to snatch a point from Croatia, the 2018 runners-up. In other words, we’re set for a thrilling battle.
Let’s check the latest World Cup odds, stats, injury reports, and World Cup lines for Belgium vs Morocco. We’ve plenty of World Cup betting odds for you to consider.
Belgium vs Morocco Betting Lines
Belgium: No Lukaku, No Problem
On Wednesday, Belgium fulfilled its role as a betting online favorite by defeating Canada 1-0 despite the absence of Romelu Lukaku. Inter Milan’s striker couldn’t play due to injury. He’s expected to miss the game against Morocco as well.
Michy Batshuayi replaced Lukaku’s and didn’t disappoint. He scored the winning goal right before the end of the first half. The defense, led by Thibaut Courtois, also deserves a lot of credit because Canada put up a really good fight. In fact, the Reds finished with 22 shots in total, 13 more than the European side.
The thing is, even with Lukaku out, Belgium has talent to spare. Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard and Charles De Ketelaere didn’t play against Canada. Thomas Meunier, Leandro Trossard, Amadou Onana and Lois Openda came off the bench. That’s practically another highly competitive team at the coaching staff’s disposal.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also talking about a well-balanced squad. The Red Devils scored in nine of their last 10 games in all competitions while they allowed one goal or less in seven of those matches.
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Morocco: Feisty Underdog
Like Belgium, Morocco made its 2022 World Cup debut on Wednesday. The Atlas Lions faced Croatia and managed to win a point thanks to a goalless draw. Croatia’s attacking unit includes Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric and Nikola Vlasic, so the Morocco deserves a lot of credit for finishing with a clean sheet.
Defensively, it was the fifth match in a row in which Morocco didn’t allow a goal. Considering the unit includes Yassine Bounou and Achraf Hakimi, that shouldn’t be a surprise. There’s also Noussair Mazraoui, who plays for Bayern Munich, but he’s questionable for Sunday’s matchup due to injury.
Morocco’s attacking unit is very talented as well. It includes Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri. Ziyech is a skillful speedster while En-Nesyri is a certified scorer. In other words, the Atlas Lions also have a well-balanced squad.
The Atlas Lions are trying to advance to the Round of 16 for the first time since 1986. Rewriting history should be enough motivation to face Belgium without fear.
Belgium vs Morocco Match Information
- Match: Belgium vs Morocco
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 27
- Time: 8 a.m. ET
- Location: Al-Thumama Stadium, Doha
- Belgium vs Morocco Live Stream: fuboTV
Belgium vs Morocco Picks & Prediction
- Worth betting on the Moneyline?
Yes. Belgium is the better team, no doubt about it, and it’s offering a -105 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. That means you only need to invest $105 in order to win $100. On the other hand, Morocco is offering a +300 price. Keep in mind that Belgium lost 2-1 to Egypt in its last tuneup match before the WC. If you were looking for an underdog to include in your soccer picks, the Atlas Lions could be the answer.
- Worth betting ATS?
In this case, it’s almost like soccer betting on the Moneyline. Belgium is –½ at -105 while Morocco is +½ at -115. That basically means the team must win in order to collect. If you end up wagering on Morocco, the Moneyline is a better option.
- Worth betting on the Totals?
Totally. In fact, I think you should include the over in your soccer picks. The total is set at 2½, with the over offering a +110 price. The total has gone over 2½ goals in six of Belgium’s last 10 games. The same happened in five of Morocco’s last 10 matches.
Since my score prediction is Belgium 2-1, here’s an even better deal. The Red Devils scoring more than 1½ goals is offering a +120 price.
Score Prediction: Belgium 2, Morocco 1