I’m disappointed with Canada’s performance in Qatar, but the Reds don’t care, they’ll still go all-in trying to get their first victory in a World Cup. The problem is that they’ll be facing Morocco, one of three teams that haven’t conceded a single goal.
Morocco by 1 (+275)
Morocco drew 0-0 to Croatia in its debut and defeated Belgium 2-0 in its second game. The second goal against the Red Devils was scored in stoppage time. First, the Atlas Lions made it clear that they came to rewrite history. A victory would send them to Round of 16 for the second time, first since 1986. Second, it also became clear that Morocco’s matches are usually close.
Prior to losing to Croatia 4-1, Canada lost 1-0 to Belgium and defeated Japan 2-1. Let’s not forget that Japan defeated Germany in the first fixture of the tourney. In other words, the Reds are also used to putting up a good fight, regardless of what the soccer lines say. The game against the Blazers seems to be more of a glitch in the system.
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Over 2½ and Both Teams to Score – Yes (+130)
Canada is also used to scoring. The Reds scored in 7 of their last 10 games in all competitions. As if that wasn’t enough, Alphonso Davies’ goal against Croatia was the team’s first goal in a World Cup, meaning the pressure is off. Plus, they’ve nothing to lose.
As for Morocco, the Atlas Lions scored two or more goals in five of their last seven games in all competitions. With Youssef En-Nesyri and Hakim Ziyech leading the attacking unit once again, I expect that trend to continue.
Finally, these two have met three times. Both scored in two of those games and the total has gone over 2½ goals in two of those games as well
31-40 Time of 1st Goal Brackets – (+600)
Canada scored the opener against Croatia only two minutes into the game. That was the fastest goal at Qatar 2022 so far. On the other hand, Morocco scored the opener against Belgium in the 73rd minute. Let’s meet halfway, kind of, for Thursday’s match first goal. After all, both defenses played extremely well against Belgium, a team that’s well-known for scoring like crazy. Yes, they haven’t met expectations in this tournament, but still. Plus, you could win $600 per every $100 wagered on this option.