Spain and Morocco have advanced to the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is being held in Qatar. Both teams will now lock horns to advance to the quarterfinals, where they can potentially face Portugal or Switzerland. Portugal has a better chance to qualify, but more on that later.
While Spain is coming off an unexpected loss to Japan by a score of 2-1, Morocco has scored twice to counteract Canada’s single goal. As we move on to make a prediction about the outcome of Spain’s match against Morocco, the degree of difficulty of each match is open to debate.
|Education City Stadium|
|Date and Time|
|December 6, 2022 |
8:30 p.m. IST
Spain vs. Morocco has a short history, comprising only three official fixtures so far. Spain has clinched victory in two of those events, with the last one having a 2-2 draw that came in the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup. Enrique’s side has not been to the quarterfinal since 2010. The team came close in the previous edition only to get knocked out by the host country, Russia.
With its second appearance in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, Morocco is currently on a dreamy streak. The team’s previous appearance in 1986 resulted in a 1-0 loss to Germany. Fans are hopeful that Regragui succeeds off the field, but it remains to be seen whether Qatar will go down in sports history.
Romain Saiss, a Moroccan defender, is aware of his team’s capacity to shock the world. One was given to Belgium in their shocking 2-0 defeat in the FIFA World Cup matchup in Group F. In that instance, Saiss scored the game’s first goal, and Zakaria pressed the final buzzer at +2 over 90.
Spain lost to Japan; however, the side was able to draw against Germany with one goal each. The 7-0 victory over Costa Rica is what really gives Enrique and his men the hope to claim the winning window of 63%.
Several FIFA betting sites indicate that Spain has the advantage in its first knockout round. Spain is trying to defeat the strength that Morocco has shown throughout the competition, and for a good reason.
With just one fightback attempt from Morocco, one can anticipate Spain scoring the ball twice. If Enrique’s team is awarded a penalty during the match, Spain may be able to score three goals.