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
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.