Canada vs Morocco
Canada vs Morocco Match Preview
These Group F underdogs will face off on December 1, 2022 for Matchday 3 of 3 of the group stage at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Kickoff is scheduled for 16:00 CEST. While all eyes will be on the previous Croatia vs Belgium game (held the same day), this one is certainly not one to write off as it may decide on who will join the Group F winning team in the Round of 16.
The Battle of Underdogs in World Cup Group F
Canada vs Morocco Betting Odds & Predictions
Under the command of new head coach John Herdman, the Canadians qualified for their second World Cup in history in a group in which they finished ahead of both the USA and Mexico. Morocco also had an easy road to Qatar, winning all six of its scheduled matches in Group I.
The only game ever played between the two teams was won by Morocco 4-0 back in 2016. And with both Belgium and Croatia in the same group, everyone will expect these two teams to play for spots 3 and 4. If either one the two can pull off an upset (or even a draw) against one of the group favorites in match 1 or 2, then this game would be decisive as to who makes it through to the knockout stages.
Canadian Versatility and Athleticism
Les Rouges have been thriving since John Herdman‘s arrival in 2018, playing fearless offense punctuated by ferocious counter-attacking. The team is strong on both sides of the ball and scored 23 goals during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification stages, while conceding only 7. They finished with 28 points in 14 games played. Superstar Alphonso Davies will turn 22 right before the start of the World Cup. The Bayern Munich left-back and winger will be in the spotlight during the Big Tournament.
Can the Atlas Lions Make it the Next Round?
Vahid Halilhodžić’s won’t be impressed by Canada. Morocco dominated qualifying Group I with 6 wins in 6 games and a 20-1 scoring record. They’ve also made it to the World Cup a total of six times. Players like Sofyan Amrabat will have an impact in this game, especially in the midfield while Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Achraf Hakimi, will likely be in charge of Alphonso Davies. The Hakimi-Davis matchup should make this game fun to watch.
Canada vs Morocco Final Score Prediction
CXSports‘ final score prediction for Canada vs Morocco: a 2-2 draw between two very competitive sides.