France did it. Les Bleus fulfilled their role as betting online favorites and ended up winning Group F of the Women’s World Cup 2023. Now, it’s time for them to face one of the tournament’s surprises. Morocco managed to qualify for the Round of 16 in its first WWC, making the Lionesses of Atlas a tempting underdog since they’re highly motivated and have nothing to lose.
France: Confidence Restored
France began the WWC 2023 with a goalless draw against Jamaica. Les Bleus dominated the match from start to end, winning possession with 73 percent and finishing with 14 shots, eight more than the Reggae Girlz, but that wasn’t enough.
Luckily for them, Brazil came next. I say luckily because a victory over a powerhouse was exactly what they needed. The European side ended up winning 2-1 with Eugenie Le Sommer and Wendie Renard as the scorers. Once again, they won possession and finished with more shots in total.
Most recently, they showed no mercy and crushed Panama 6-3. Kadidiatou Diani was named Player of the Match after scoring a hat-trick. The good news is that head coach Herve Renard also took advantage of the match to rest some starters.
“We were quite consistent offensively because we scored six times. However, we conceded three goals so we will have to check what happened to fix our defensive mistakes. We know that in the knock-out stage, it could be fatal, so we need to improve the defensive aspect and keep on scoring goals,” said striker Clara Mateo after the victory over Las Canaleras.
If at this point, you’re considering including France in your soccer picks, who wouldn’t? You should know that they’re offering a -800 price to win straight up. Hey, we’re talking about a team that only lost three of their last 15 games in all competitions.
Proud. That’s how Morocco’s national team should feel after finishing as runners-up in Group H, two points above Germany! Let’s not forget that Morocco is playing in its first WWC, while Germany won the title twice!
Anyway, the Lionesses of Atlas began the tournament on the wrong foot after losing 6-0 to Germany. They never stood a chance, but things changed in the other two matches, in which they ended up beating South Korea and Colombia 1-0.
Needless to say, they’re extremely motivated, which is another reason to consider including them in your soccer betting ticket, especially at +1600. That price gives you the chance of winning $1600 per every $100 wagered.
“The fans are going to support us one more time. We love them, we cherish them, we feel they’re behind us. It gives us strength. Well done to all the girls and we’re continuing on our merry way,” said head coach Reynald Pedros after their last match.
I mean, how could they not!? Finishing with two clean sheets after conceding six goals is amazing. Including those two matches, Morocco finished with a clean sheet in six of its last 10 games. In fact, during that span, they only conceded two goals or more twice.
France vs Morocco Match Information
- Match: France vs Morocco
- Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug 8, 7 a.m. ET
- Location: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
- France vs Morocco Live Stream: fubo.tv
France vs Morocco Betting Lines
France vs Morocco Picks and Prediction
Morocco’s defense is good, but you know what they say, offense wins games, defense wins championships. Right now, it’s one game at a time, and France owns the best attacking unit. That doesn’t mean it will be an easy game for Les Bleus, quite the contrary, which is why my recommendation is to bet on the over.
To sum up, France’s averaging two goals per game, and the Lionesses of Atlas have nothing to lose and much to win. For them to have a chance, they must adopt a more aggressive strategy. Finally, the over is offering a much lower price in the soccer lines.