Croatia’s game against Belgium will almost certainly command the most viewers on the 1st of December, but we have a potentially great game on our hands with Canada vs Morocco in Al Khor.
The North American side and African side will be out to prove that they can compete at Qatar 2022. Alternatively, if either sode has pulled off a minor miracle in either of their last two games, this game may provide the opportunity to battle it out for a place in the next round.
Who will win in this battle of the underdogs in Group F? See which way the odds sway right here.
- Canada has the talent to punish Morocco
- Morocco will need to close down Canadian stars
- How do the oddsmakers see this FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F match panning out?
- Betting on the Qatar World Cup 2022 with LV BET
Free-roaming talents to baffle Morocco’s defence
Head coach John Herdman came into the Canada national team job in 2018, and since then, he’s cultivated some of the nation’s most exciting talents of all time, leaning into their inherent versatility and athleticism. This allows him to deploy the stars of Les Rouges to counter the next opponent and grant stars much more freedom, making Canada somewhat unpredictable and tough to contain with conventional strategies.
The offensive and defensive prowess that this flexibility grants Canada was put on full display during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification stages. Scoring 23 goals and only conceding seven, Canada topped the CONCACAF qualification table with 28 points from 14 games. Their Qatar 2022 dates mark a second entry to the biggest single-sport tournament in the world, seeking to improve on three losses and zero goals scored from 1986.
All eyes will be on the wonderfully athletic Alphonso Davies in this one, who often starts at left-back or left-midfield, only to roam into other areas when attacks get underway. Also powering the forward moves will surely be FC Porto playmaker Stephen Eustáquio, winger Cyle Larin, and aggressive striker Jonathan David.
|Alphonso Davies||Defender / Midfielder||13||4|
Morocco’s own star to go head-to-head with Canada’s
Vahid Halilhodžić may need to adapt his usual strategies. In the 2021 African Cup of Nations, which took place in early 2022, the openness of his tactics certainly made Morocco an attacking threat throughout, but mostly standing off key players and forcing a high line was taken advantage of by skilled forwards.
Still, in the CAF FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Morocco’s flair-filled methods dominated Group I to the tune of six wins from six games, 20 goals for, and one goal against. In the next round, they drew 1-1 and then crushed DR Congo 4-1 to make it to Qatar. This is the Atlas Lions’ sixth showing at the World Cup, coming in after a Quarter-Finals run in the Africa Cup of Nations that was ended by Egypt in extra time.
As the most defensively assured midfielder, Morocco will rely on Sofyan Amrabat to close down Canada’s attackers before the defenders need to step in. Achraf Hakimi, as a creative outlet down the right side, could occupy Davies for much of the match, with the 23-year-old arguably being on the same level as the Canadian for talent and with a similar, versatile style of two-way play.
|Ayoub El Kaabi||Forward||7||5|
|Achraf Hakimi||Defender / Midfielder||7||2|
Betting tips and odds on Canada vs Morocco in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F
Coming into the tournament, Canada was narrowly rated as the greater underdogs to win FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F, sitting at 12/1 to Morocco’s 10/1. Regardless, both of the teams were only given a flicker of a chance to top the group padded by European titans Belgium and Croatia.
These prospects only make the showdown of the Canada vs Morocco game uniquely enticing. By this third round of games, the result may not matter, but both teams are out to prove that they can score and win at the World Cup. With Morocco’s open play and attacking mindset, goals aplenty can be expected at Al Thumama Stadium.
The kickoff is slated for 3 pm UK time, with the match being broadcast by the BBC.
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