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Remind me next time

As we continue with the knockout stage of the World Cup, Morocco take on Spain in the round of 16 on Tuesday.

Morocco and Spain worked their way through their respective groups and qualify for the of 16 of the World Cup. Both are highly motivated to continue their quest for the title. Morocco take on Spain as number 22 in the FIFA world ranking, whereas the visitors sit as number seven in the world.

Morocco surprised one and all, probably themselves as well, by topping a group containing two semifinalists from four years ago. Their biggest challenge awaits though in the shape of Spain.

Spain failed at the last hurdle to grab first place, but facing Morocco at this stage might end up being a smart move. However, Spain have also failed to capitalize on their big win in the first round.

Morocco vs Spain Prediction

Morocco Form

Their last three matches saw Morocco drawing 0-0 with Croatia, before taking out Belgium by 0-2, and Canada by 1-2. Morocco were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings.

Morocco presents an average of just 1.7 goals per game in their last ten games. They scored a moderate 17 times, while also conceding six. This amounts to an average of 0.6 per game in which, they kept their opponents from scoring in six matches.

Spain Form

Spain managed to gain four points from their previous three matches, which started with a 7-0 win against Costa Rica. A 1-1 draw with Germany followed, before they lost against Japan by 2-1. Spain claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run.

Spain scored 20 goals, conceded nine and held on for a clean sheet in four of their last ten matches.

Tournament Overview

Don’t give up hope, they say, and coming through as group winners Morocco are high on confidence. However, they are still considered big outsiders to see the next round and might do well to sit back and await what move Spain will try and pull off.  Spain claimed second place in their group following some under par performances. It might end up being in their favour, though, as they are big favourites to down Morocco . The former could turn out to be a banana skin, though.

Morocco vs Spain Stats

  • Morocco have not lost 37 of the last 39 matches
  • In 16 of the last 18 Morocco matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Morocco have won 6 of the last 8 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Morocco have won 6 of the last 8 matches
  • Morocco have won 6 of the last 8 matches and the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Spain have scored in the last 24 matches in a row
  • Spain have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 Spain matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 3 of the last 4 matches Spain played, both teams scored
  • In 3 of the last 4 Spain matches the sum of goals was over 2.5

Morocco vs Spain Lineups

Morocco vs Spain Betting Tips

Youssef En-Nesyri scored twice in the six most recent games for Morocco, with Alvaro Morata providing three goals for Spain in his last six.

Morocco claimed all three points seven times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Spain have won five of their last 10 games, while drawing three and losing two in this series of matches.

Morocco are a tough nut to crack right now, with no less than 8 matches without defeat. Amazingly, Morocco are on a streak of 23 home matches without defeat.

Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Morocco’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Spain's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of two goals in these matches. Spain are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 24 matches.

In the last one encounter between Morocco and Spain over 2.5 goals came out one time, as Morocco averaged two goals a game. Spain scored an average of two goals in these, while both teams scored one time.

Spain have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than eight times in their previous 10 outings. Morocco scored the first goal of the game in six of their last 10 games.