Portugal Vs Morocco World Cup Picks – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
Portugal has already seen themselves fall behind in this World Cup and rally in dramatic fashion. Facing Spain in early Group B action, they took the lead early on a penalty kick and then had to rally late to force a 3-3 tie in the final minutes. All three goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. On the other hand, Morocco suffered from a stunning own-goal late in their contest against Iran. They looked like the better team for much of the game but failed to gain any points in the match after the loss in the final minutes. In order to advance, they will now have to go all out against Portugal to have any chance of making it out of the group. My 2018 World Cup pick for June 20th is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting – Don’t Miss 50% Up To $1000 Deposit Bonus.
Portugal Vs Senegal – Recent Form & Injury
Portugal did not look good leading up the tournament in terms of qualification and failed to produce against Spain for much of the match, but they have avoided defeats, for the most part. They only have one loss in their last six matches.
Morocco has played extremely well heading into the tournament, winning five out of their last six contests, drawing one, with their only loss coming against Iran. Both managers will have their complement of 23-man lineups. There were no suspensions or injuries in the first game for either team.
Portugal -½, -1 (-122) Vs Morocco +½, +1 (+102) Total: 2.25 Goals
Bettors have favored Portugal when it comes to betting action in this one. They’re -122 on the Asian Handicap and -159 to win this one outright. Morocco is a pretty healthy underdog at +500 and with a draw coming at +255.
Morocco was unfortunate to not come away with a draw in their first matchup against Iran, but not only because they headed a ball into their own net late, because they dominated for most of the match. They deserved a goal in that game, but couldn’t seem to get the ball into the net. The Moroccans will be going all-out in this one as they desperately need a victory. There should be a lot of goal scoring opportunities in this one, either from the Moroccan attack and the Portuguese counter-attack. I like this won to end 2-1 or better, pushing me onto the over 2.25 goals.