First game in group F, an exciting fixture opposing two interesting teams: Morocco against the runner-up of the last World Cup, Croatia, who would like to kick off their 2022 campaign in the best possible way.
✔1X2 Prediction Morocco vs Croatia
This game promises to be open between two enthusiastic teams. Croatia are favourites, but beware of the trap set by Morocco. We predict a draw with a lot of goals in this promising clash.
✔Correct Score Prediction Morocco vs Croatia
For this great 2022 World Cup fixture, the Vatreni are huge favourites against a Moroccan team that will have nothing to lose and will surely opt for an open game. As for our prediction of the correct score, we expect a balanced game which will end in a spectacular draw with a lot of chances and goals.
The Atlas Lions plan to make a statement. By defeating an outsider for the title, they would create a small sensation in this World Cup. We remember that the European team reached the final in 2018, and was eventually defeated by France in a pleasant game. A score of 1-0 or 2-1 could be possible.
This is the outcome we consider most likely. Even though Croatia seem to have more weapons than their opponent, the Moroccans are hard to defeat. We don’t expect one team to dominate more than the other. A draw with goals, 1-1 or better still 2-2 is the most likely outcome.
The Croatians do not want to be in a difficult position. In their first game in this World Cup, Croatia will be in a tough game against one of the best African teams. A poor result could be dangerous for Luka Modric and his teammates, who are in the same group as Belgium. Just like for Morocco, a win by a single goal, 0-1 or 1-2, is likely should Croatia win.
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✔Half-Time/Full-Time Prediction: Croatia 1st Half : Draw 2nd Half
We expect a balanced game between these two nations. The Croatians could nevertheless take a short lead before the break before Morocco eventually come back with better intentions and manage to secure a point that would benefit them for the rest of the competition.
✔Goalscorer Prediction Morocco vs Croatia
This fixture will feature great players. Andrej Kramaric and his teammate Nikola Vlasic will have the opportunity to shine in the first game of the group phase of this 2022 World Cup. On the Moroccan side, Muni El Haddadi will be the one to watch out for.
✔Double Chance Goalscorer Prediction: A. Kramaric/ M. El Haddadi
This match can be a chance for stars to shine. As suggested above, Andrej Kramaric and Munir El Haddadi could find the back of the net. So we offer you this double chance goalscorer prediction.
Morocco vs Croatia Analysis
Morocco is on a perfect streak. The Atlas Lions impressively won all six of their group matches against Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sudan. In the play-offs, they easily defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo in a two-legged tie (5-2 on aggregate).
Croatia will be looking to defend their second place. Luka Modric’s teammates finished first in their group, one point ahead of Russia. The other teams in the group had a tougher time: Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta finished far behind.
A first World Cup clash. Morocco and Croatia will be meeting for the first time in history in a World Cup final phase. These two nations only played once against each other, and that was in the semi-finals of the Hassan II tournament in 1996, a game which Croatia eventually won on a Penalty shoot-out.
Morocco is in great form. With only one defeat since September 2021, in the quarter-finals of the AFCON against Egypt, the Atlas Lions are one of the most prolific teams at the moment, with 33 goals scored in their last ten games. The Vatreni should watch out.
Croatia is building confidence. Zlatko Dalic’s side is currently on a nine-game unbeaten streak and has not lost a game since they were defeated by Spain ( 3-5 AET) in the last 16 of the EURO. They should therefore not be underestimated.