Morocco vs Croatia
FIFA World Cup
Date: 23 November 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 10:00 UK / 11:00 CET
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium (Al-Khor).
Luka Modric led Croatia to the World Cup title in 2018. They faced off against Morocco in Group F. After finishing first in their group, they knocked out England, Russia, Denmark, and Argentina.
They’ll face off against Morocco once more in 2019. This time, they’ll be looking to avenge their loss to the country in the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals.
The Atlas Lions faced off against Chile and Georgia in their World Cup warm-up matches. They also drew with Paraguay and lost to the US.
Morocco vs Croatia Prediction :
The first-round tie between Croatia and Morocco is one of the most exciting matches in the tournament. Both of these teams have shown great attacking skills in recent matches. We are sure that both sides will be able to create goals when they face off.
We will be taking Croatia to win the match at the 5.00 odds. We also think that both teams will be able to score goals. In the last week’s friendly match between Saudi Arabia and Croatia, Kramaric scored a stunning goal.
Morocco vs Croatia Team News :
Although Regragui is likely to stick with the team that defeated Georgia, he is expected to make changes in the midfield with the return of Amrabat.
Noussair is expected to deputize for the left-back position, with Achraf Hakimi likely to start on the other flank.
In defense, Romain Saiss is expected to lead the team, with Aguerd and En-Nesyri supporting him. On the other hand, Hakim Ziyech is likely to play in the final third.
Dalic is expected to stick with the same lineup that defeated Austria in September. Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic are likely to start in the midfield.
Although Josip Stanisic is expected to start in the right-back position, Dalic is likely to decide on the starting attack with Kramaric and Bruno Petkovic.
Morocco possible starting lineup:
Bono; Hakimi, Saiss, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
Croatia possible starting lineup:
Livakovic; Stanisic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Barisic; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Petkovic, Perisic