Canada vs Morocco – Predictions, and Match Preview

Canada vs Morocco – Morocco faces Canada in a World Cup Group F match on Thursday at Al Thumama Stadium. Canada are eliminated, but this match might be significant for North Africa.

Group F’s final matchday remains competitive and hard to predict. Win or draw and Morocco advances regardless of the other group match.

If they lose, they’ll need Croatia to lose by at least two goals or Belgium to lose to advance. Morocco would be eliminated if they lost by four goals or more and drew their other group match.

Morocco merely needs to finish the job, but they’d be unlucky not to advance after taking points from both of their rivals, and the Atlas Lions have easily shut out Croatia and Belgium thus far.

While their 0-0 draw with the Vatreni was lackluster, Zakaria Aboukhlal’s late goal versus Belgium sealed a 2-0 win.Walid Regragui’s team has been the tournament’s biggest surprise given the quality of their opponents.

Even if they win the group, they’ll likely face Spain or Germany in the final 16, so they’ll face a tough test. Canada’s quickness out wide and presence up front created many chances, but their adventure is ended.

Being foolish in defense and structure led to a 4-1 loss to Croatia on Sunday. Milan Borjan’s saves kept Zlatko Dalic’s team from scoring six or seven.

Alphonso Davies, who missed a penalty against Belgium in their opening match, scored Wales’ first World Cup goal on their fifth attempt.

They’ll remember leading the 2018 finalists for nearly 30 minutes as they prepare for 2026. They should have beaten a lackluster Belgian side, but missed a penalty and squandered other opportunities, becoming the second team behind hosts Qatar to withdraw.

They’ll hope not to finish with zero points like in 1986, but they have a solid foundation and a young group for the next World Cup, which they’ll co-host.

The Maple Leafs were matched against 2018’s second and third-place teams, and arguably Africa’s strongest nation.

Canada vs Morocco – Betting Analysis

John Herdman must decide whether to go all out for points in a dead game or play fringe players. Ismael Kone has been a substitute twice and could replace Atiba Hutchinson, 39, this week.

Cyle Larin didn’t make much of an impact in place of Junior Hoilett against Croatia, so the latter may return with Davies going up with Jonathan David. Yassine Bounou was substituted by Munir Mohamedi after the national anthems after feeling ill.

Noussair Mazraoui passed a late fitness test to play fullback despite being injured against Croatia. Regragui named an unchanged side until a late goalkeeper change and will likely do so again here.

Canada will likely pose a stronger threat to Morocco than Croatia and Belgium, hoping for more goals and a point. If Morocco can reproduce their accomplishments in the group round, they will qualify for the last 16.

Canada vs Morocco – Head-to-Head

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