As the tournament comes to an end, the real winner of the FIFA World Cup trophy is getting closer to reach. Morocco vs Portugal will play their quarter-final match at Al Thumama Stadium on Saturday night.
The Moroccan team, who are currently vying for a berth in the final four, go to this match for the first time by defeating Spain and then decisively winning on kicks, while Portugal radically modified their strategy to beat Switzerland in the round of 16.
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With a success over Spain, Morocco has been superb at the 2022 World Cup and has pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the competition thus far. The North African champions are now in the best shape of their existence and have a chance to create history in this world cup.
This year’s Tournament contains one of the greatest teams, and Portugal has established itself as the clear favorite. The Selecao is hoping to repeat they’re amazing 6-1 victory over Switzerland against Switzerland in this weekend’s contest.
Morocco vs Portugal Head-to-Head
When comparing their head-to-head records, Morocco and Portugal are tied because each has won one of the two games that have been held among them.
The 2 previous meetings between the two groups have both taken place at World Cup, with the most recent one occurring in a group game in 2018.
There have been a maximum of 11 knock-out encounters involving African and European nations at the World Cup, with European countries claiming 9 of these matches.
Morocco might create history as the first team from Africa to win a Tournament 2022 semifinal.
Portugal has so far defeated South Korea in 1966 and England in 2006 in both of their World Cup quarterfinal games.
Morocco’s current winning streak at the World Cup is their best at five matches.
Morocco vs Portugal Prediction
Portugal is in fantastic style entering this match and has some fantastic players at their hands. Goncalo Ramos will captain the team after scoring an incredible hat-trick versus Switzerland.
Morocco will have to play similarly to how they did against Spain to have an opportunity in this game. However, Portugal has the advantage this weekend and is the superior squad on paper.
Prediction: Portugal 3- Morocco 1