|Tournament:||World Cup 2022 – Group F|
|Match:||Belgium vs Morocco|
|Stadium:||Al-Thumama, Al-Thumama city|
Belgium vs Morocco World Cup 2022 – Match Preview
Belgium may have missed their best chance of winning a major title at the last World Cup after winning the small final four years ago in Russia when they were at the top of their game. Today, its executives are on a downward spiral, which is reflected in the game and the results. This selection was less impressive at the Euros last year, taking the door in the quarter-finals, exited by Italy 2-0, and appears to have stalled for a few months.
Furthermore, it failed to finish first in its Nations League group, finishing second behind the Netherlands. Despite being defeated in the first leg by the Dutch and returning 1-4 and 1-0 in this group, the Belgians were able to make a better impression in front of Poland 6-1, 0-1 and Wales 1- 1, 2-1.
They suffered their second consecutive defeat just before the start of the competition, losing 1-2 to Egypt in a friendly. Thibaut Courtois’ teammates suffered a lot when they entered the fray against Canada on Wednesday evening, even conceding 22 opposing attempts. They eventually managed to turn the tables and win the smaller of the two scores, 1-0.
Hitting the back of the net has been relatively easy for Morocco on their recent top-tier travels, with the coach charges doing so 17 times in 18 trips. Given that Belgium has scored in ten of their previous ten home matches at the top table of the World Cup 2022, neither keeper should keep a clean sheet. They suffered their second consecutive defeat just before the start of the competition, losing 1-2 to Egypt in a friendly.
Thibaut Courtois’ teammates suffered a lot when they entered the fray against Canada on Wednesday evening, even conceding 22 opposing attempts. They eventually managed to turn the tables and win the smaller of the two scores, 1-0.
What can we expect to happen in this match?
Belgium Lineups, Form and Team News
Martinez will be without key striker Romelu Lukaku for the first two games of the 2022 World Cup due to a thigh injury. Michy Batshuayi is expected to join Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard in an attacking trio.
Belgium Possible Lineups (3-4-3): Courtois; Denayer, Vertonghen, Alderweireld; Vanaken, Witsel, Tielemans, Castagne; De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Hazard
Morocco Lineups, Form and Team News
Morocco’s key players are all available for World Cup duty, with Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi standing out at the back. Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea will provide a spark in midfield, while Youssef En-Nesyri will be the goal threat in attack.
Morocco Possible Lineups (4-1-4-1): Bounou; Allah, Saiss, Ayerd, Hakimi; Ounahi; Sabiri, Ziyech, Amallah Jabrane; En-Nesyri
Belgium vs Morocco Stats and H2H
Belgium lost to Morocco in the only meeting between the two teams. There have been an average of 5 goals scored per game in their head-to-head matches. The highest scoring match had five goals, while the lowest scoring match had five goals. Belgium has scored 1 goal per game on average, while Morocco has scored 4 goals per game.
Belgium’s last 20 games have had over 2.5 goals in 65% of them and under 2.5 goals in the remaining 35%. Morocco’s last 20 games, on the other hand, have been over 2.5 goals in 50% of them and under 2.5 goals in the other 50%. In the last 20 games, Belgium has managed to score an average of 2 goals per match, while Morocco has managed to score an average of 1.5 goals per match.
Group F Overview and Standings
While many expect Belgium to match or better their semi-finals performance four years ago, the Red Devils are also expected to falter once they reach the knockout rounds. Should Belgium advance from Group F and finish first, they will face either four-time world champions Germany or 2010 winners Spain in the round of 16.
With Martinez’s squad overly reliant on De Bruyne, a lack of quality at the back, and the possibility of playing without fitness doubts Lukaku and Hazard, Belgium may struggle to advance far in this year’s tournament.
With a manager who appears to be uniting the squad and perhaps the most talented group of Moroccan players in recent memory, optimism is high heading into their fifth World Cup. The goal for Regragui’s men will undoubtedly be to advance to the knockout stages, despite facing stiff competition from all three of their Group F opponents.
The returns of Ziyech and Mazraoui, combined with the quality of Hakimi, Sofiane Boufal, and Amine Harit, indicate that Morocco is capable of mounting a credible qualification push, even against more experienced opponents. However, we believe they will be eliminated in the round of 16, with the fading golden generations of Belgium and Croatia finishing ahead of them.
Belgium vs Morocco Prediction
Belgium won all of their group-stage games in the 2018 World Cup, including 3-0 wins over Panama, Tunisia, and England. In the group stages, they will now face another top African team. Can they defeat Africa’s second-best team in the second group-stage game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
We don’t think there will be a lot of goals in this match, so under 2.5 goals is a very possible outcome. In their only previous meeting, Belgium defeated Morocco 1-0 in the group stages of the 1994 World Cup. However, Morocco is a much better team now than it was back then, and it is a highly ranked team in World Football.
Morocco is more defensively prepared after four clean sheets in the last five games. Belgium’s defense has struggled recently, but it has more experienced players than Morocco.
Goals on one side or a Belgium victory with a clean sheet are additional outcomes in this game that are feasible. While Morocco’s defense is their strongest point, Belgium possesses one of the top midfielders in the entire world of football. We anticipate a 2-0 Red Devil victory.
Belgium vs Morocco Betting Tips
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I watch the match between Belgium and Morocco?
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What is Belgium’s current World Football ranking?
Belgium is currently ranked second in the world by FIFA.
What is Morocco’s current World Football ranking?
Morocco is ranked 22nd in FIFA’s most recent global football rankings.