Spain v Morocco Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 25th June
Shay Conaghan (@ShayConaghan) previews Spain v Morocco and provides us with his best bets for Monday’s World Cup clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Spain v Morocco Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 25/06/18
- Time: 19:00
- Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium
- Channel: BBC 1
The final match of Group B will see leaders Spain face an already eliminated Moroccan side. La Roja fought furiously to beat a seemingly impenetrable Iran by one goal, with Morocco suffering the same result but not in their favour that saw them crash out of the tournament, although somewhat undeservingly.
Julen Lopetegui’s sacking seems to have had little effect on Spain. It proved to have the opposite effect on the team, and a mild amount of pressure was lifted from them because no one thought that losing your manager would enable you to fight for the World Cup in the same way. Spain are still playing brilliant football, arguably the best out of the top 5 favourites to win the tournament, but they still lack accurate firepower up front- despite Diego Costa already scoring 3 goals so far.
Morocco’s situation is much more unfornate. The North African side have put in two solid performances worthy of positive results, but luck is not on their side. A last minute own goal against Iran and a 4th minute header from Ronaldo against Portugal is what kept them from earning any points and from scoring any goals thus far.
They’ll definitely put up a strong fight against Spain, who need to secure their leadership in the group as they await either Russia of Uruguay in the Round of 16.
Both squads are fully fit.
Potential Spain Starting XI: de Gea, Carvajal, Piquñe, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Koke, Iniesta, Isco, Silva, Costa.
Potential TeamB Starting XI: Mohamedi, Dirar, Benatia, Costa, Achraf, Boussoufa, Ahmadi, Amrabat, Belhanda, Ziyech, Kaabi.
Head To Head
- Both nations played each other in World Cup Qualifiers back in 1961.
Key Stats & Facts
- Spain have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 World Cup matches.
- There have been under 2.5 goals in Morocco’s last 10 matches.
- Spain 4/11
- Draw 19/5
- Morocco 9/1
Whilst Morocco have proved to be solid at the back by conceding very few goals, Spain need to reassure their top spot- which means that goals are a necessity for them.