Spain v Morocco: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
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Final score: Spain 2 – 2 Morocco
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Spain face Morocco in the third set of fixtures in Group B. The game could be vital in confirming the final positions in the group. With the Spanish expected to join Portugal in the round of 16, Morocco will probably need a result here to have any hope.
Why Should I Bet On Spain against Morocco?
Spain had to work for it but they eventually got their win over Iran, a fortunate Diego Costa goal putting Fernando Hierro’s side in a good position in World Cup Group B. La Roja should have no trouble confirming qualification against Morocco, who don’t have the same kind of Cristiano Ronaldo-led attacking threat as Portugal, nor the backs-to-the-wall defensive rigour of Carlos Queiroz’s Iranians.
That said, Morocco won’t want to leave Russia without so much as a point and with no pressure on the result from their point of view, it could all click for Herve Renard’s side. They are nevertheless the underdogs and Spain to win at 3/10 from William Hill is hard to argue against, even if there’s little value involved.
Diego Costa has looked his usual combative self in his two appearances so far, and been rewarded with some distinctly Costa-like goals. The first saw the Atletico Madrid striker muscle away the attentions of Pepe before producing an unerring finish against Portugal, while the goal against Iran was a product of Costa’s determination to score, with a bit of luck as well.
Indeed, Costa has looked Spain’s best and only goal threat – not counting Nacho from long range – and he is 11/4 to score the game’s first goal with BetFair. With Spain on the brink of the knockout stages, but not yet guaranteed their place, Hierro isn’t likely to take any risks with the line-up and Costa is without question the main man for the 2010 winners.
Spain showed against Portugal that they do have more than a single goal in them but on the evidence of the tight win over Iran, that’s dependent on the opposition coming out to play and leaving space for Spain to work with. If Morocco sit deep, they could constrict Spain to a degree and while the pressure will eventually tell, it shouldn’t mean a heavy defeat.
Spain are 11/2 to win 2-0 with bet365 and that’s probably a fair assessment. Morocco don’t look the kind of team to be routed and Spain will take a two-goal victory that guarantees a knockout place, while Portugal and Iran fight for the other qualification spot.
Spain 3-2 Morocco – World Cup qualifier – 23rd November, 1961
Morocco 0-1 Spain – World Cup qualifier – 12th November, 1961