France vs Morocco predictions, odds, World Cup 14/12/2022

France vs Morocco prediction, betting tips, and top picks

Whichever of these two teams qualifies for the final game at Lusail is going to deserve it. And the team that gets knocked out will certainly not deserve such faith. Both of these teams have been sensational this season. France, the FIFA World Cup 2018 winners, have been smashing it so far and it’s only Tunisia who succeeded in defeating them.

On the other hand, we have one of the greatest underdog stories in the World Cup’s history. Morocco’s fantastic run continues. Walid Regragui’s boys were never the favorites in this Mundial yet they managed to defeat Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal. Which other team did all of that?

Morocco’s underdog tale gets even more impressive when you look at the number of goals the African team conceded from their rivals – 0. That’s why our France vs Morocco prediction for Wednesday is for an Under 2.5 goals.

That being said, any story needs an ending and Morocco’s dreams for the World Cup gold will be crushed on the 14th of December. France are just too good to ignore. The talent that coach Didier Deschamps has to work with is simply insane. Morocco won’t be able to contain all of these fantastic players.

Players to watch in the France vs Morocco clash

France

Kylian Mbappe: Kyle Walker takes pride in the speed he possesses. Well, in the England vs France match a couple of days ago, Kylian Mbappe made Kyle Walker look like a veteran at best. The 23-year-old PSG superstar has been remarkable this season and despite having a quiet game against the Three Lions, he remains one of the top performers in the World Cup. He’s the key reason why our France vs Morocco betting tips are the way they are.

Morocco

Yassine Bounou: There are very few goalkeepers who have been playing at such a high level in the World Cup as Yassine Bounou. Perhaps Croatia’s Dominik Livakovic or Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez are his only true rivals for the Golden Glove this year. In the last game, Yassine Bounou pulled off a remarkable piece of goalkeeping to block a sturdy Cristiano Ronaldo shot that could’ve been the equalizer. But with Yassine Bounou between the woodwork, the France vs Morocco odds are always going to be so surprisingly good.

France vs Morocco lineups

Check out the France vs Morocco confirmed lineups. If you don’t see them right away, come back 45 minutes before the kickoff.

France

4-2-3-1
1
Hugo Lloris
fr
5
Jules Kounde
fr
4
Raphael Varane
fr
24
Ibrahima Konate
fr
22
Theo Hernandez
fr
8
Aurelien Tchouameni
fr
7
Antoine Griezmann
fr
13
Youssouf Fofana
fr
11
Ousmane Dembele
fr
9
Olivier Giroud
fr
10
Kylian Mbappe
fr
Substitutes
2
Benjamin Pavard
fr
12
Randal Kolo Muani
fr
3
Axel Disasi
fr
6
Matteo Guendouzi
fr
17
William Saliba
fr
25
Eduardo Camavinga
fr
18
Dayot Upamecano
fr
26
Marcus Thuram
fr
20
Kingsley Coman
fr
15
Jordan Veretout
fr
23
Alphonse Areola
fr
16
Steve Mandanda
fr

Morocco

5-4-1
1
Bono
ma
20
Achraf Dari
ma
6
Romain Saiss
ma
18
Jawad El Yamiq
ma
2
Achraf Hakimi
ma
8
Azzedine Ounahi
ma
4
Sofyan Amrabat
ma
3
Noussair Mazraoui
ma
7
Hakim Ziyech
ma
19
Youssef En-Nesyri
ma
17
Sofiane Boufal
ma
Substitutes
25
Yahya Attiat-Allah
ma
26
Yahya Jabrane
ma
16
Abdessamad Ezzalzouli
ma
5
Nayef Aguerd
ma
10
Anass Zaroury
ma
22
Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti
ma
9
Abderazak Hamdallah
ma
24
Badr Benoun
ma
15
Selim Amallah
ma
12
Munir
ma
13
Ilias Chair
ma
11
Abdelhamid Sabiri
ma
14
Zakaria Aboukhlal
ma
23
Bilal El Khannouss
ma

 

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Our best France vs Morocco prediction and picks for this World Cup game

We will provide the betting man with two free predictions on this game.

France vs Morocco prediction: France to win @ -172

There’s no way around it. Morocco have been good this year but perhaps they didn’t always deserve to win. It’s hard to make a case for Portugal as Morocco were their equals in the last World Cup game but Spain completely outplayed the African team. And France is certainly a class above Spain.

Sure, Didier Deschamps’ boys had issues defeating England but that’s only because the Three Lions had the best team in this World Cup edition. Yet, it was France who poached the victory via a world-class Olivier Giroud header that left Jordan Pickford shell-shocked.

There are just too many attacking talents in the French squad for Morocco to handle. Kylian Mbappe requires at least 2-3 players to be nullified. And when you do that, you get Olivier Giroud up front hammering away and bagging goals.

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France vs Morocco prediction: Under 2.5 goals @ -166

With such amazing France vs Morocco odds, how can our pick not be Under 2.5 goals? Walid Regragui has always been criticized in his country because of the ultra-defensive approach he forces his clubs to play. He didn’t really get any good results on a club level but it’s fair to say that he brought joy to the entire African continent this year with Morocco’s achievement.

No other African country has ever qualified for the World Cup semi-finals. This is all due to the sensational performance at the back. We feel very confident with our France vs Morocco prediction and we’re convinced that on the 14th of December, we are going to see very few goals despite France hammering away at Yassine Bounou.

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World Cup semi-final games

The World Cup is almost over and it’s time for these semi-finals to be played. We have Argentina vs Croatia and France vs Morocco. Will we get to see another Croatia vs France final or will it be a game for the ages between Argentina and Morocco? We have yet to find out but if you enjoyed our France vs Morocco prediction, make sure to check out our remaining World Cup predictions as you can find some good betting tips and odds there for the remaining World Cup games.