France will host Morocco in semi-final of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 14 December 2022. The match venue is Al Bayt Stadium, Al-Kohr.
Latest odds on betting sites
France to win odds are priced at 1.60 (-167; American ⅗ Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 5.40 (+440; 22/5), while Morocco to win odds are priced at 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: France — 72%, draw — 19%, Morocco— 9%.
Latest betting odds on France vs Morocco (14 December 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on France — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Morocco — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
Match preview and statistics
France got a 2-1 win over England in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Aurelien Tchouameni opened the scoreline in the 17th minute with a fine strike from outside the box into the bottom corner. England was awarded a penalty in the second-half after Bukayo Saka was brought down in the box. Harry Kane converted the penalty as he fired it into the top corner.
Oliver Giroud made it 2-1 in the 78th minute with a thumping header into the net. England was awarded another penalty after Theo Henandez brought down Mason Mount in the box. Harry Kane missed the penalty as he sent the ball over the bar with France securing the win.
Les Blues created two big chances in the game with 1.01 expected goals. France had eight shots with five being on target. They completed 301 passes and committed 14 fould during the game. France was not at their best during the game and was able to secure the win as they look to defend the title.
France will find it hard gainst Morocco’s low block as they are yet to concede to an opposite player in the World Cup. Mbappe and Dembele on the wings will provide the width for France on the wing and combining perfectly with their full-backs might be key to break down the low-block.
France team news: Lucas Hernandez is out after picking up an injury in their defeat to Australia.
Morocco got a 1-0 win over Portugal as they became the first African team to qualify fot the semi-finals of the World Cup. Youssef En-Nesyri scored the only goal of the game in the 42nd minute with a nice header into the net. Morocco defended well as they secured a win and qualified for the semi-finals.
Morocco created two big chances with 1.40 expected goals. They had nine shots in the game with three being on target. Morocco completed 176 passes and committed 15 fouls. They had three corners during the game. Walid Cheddira was sent off in the 93rd minute after a clumsy challenge.
Morocco’s low block have been a success in this tournament as they are yet to concede to an opposition player. They defdend deep with all players behind the ball and hit the opponent on counter. Bounou has been brillant as well making very crucial saves. Morocco will be looking to do the same to stop France attack.
Morocco team news: Walid Cheddira is suspended for the game. Romain Saiss is out with a hamstring injury. Noussair Mazraoui is unavailble due to hip injury. Naif Aguerd is a doubt with a muscle injury. Abdelhamid Sabiri is out with a knock.
France vs Morocco H2H
France have won seven of the last 11 meetings between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
France launched starting lineup:
- Hugo Lloris
- Benjamin Pavard
- Dayot Upamecano
- Ibrahima Konate
- Theo Hernandez
- Aurelien Tchouameni
- Adrien Rabiot
- Antoine Griezmann
- Ousmane Dembele
- Olivier Giroud
- Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe has been one of the best players in the tournament. The French international is the highest goalscorer in the tournament (5), overperforming his expected goals of 2.82. Mbappe has provided two assists while creating nine chances.
Morocco projected starting lineup:
- Yassine Bounou
- Achraf Hakimi
- Jawad El Yamiq
- Badr Benoun
- Noussair Mazraoui
- Azzedine Ounahi
- Sofyan Amrabat
- Selim Amallah
- Youssef En-Nesyri
- Sofiane Boufal
- Hakim Ziyech
Achraf Hakimi was brilliant in their win over Portugal. The Morocco international has won the most tackles in the tournament (15). He has provided one assist while creating three chances.
Predictions and betting tips
France has scored a goal in four of their last five games in all competitions. Morocco has scored a goal in three of their last five games between both sides. France scored the most goals in their World Cup group with six goals. Morocco scored four goals in their group. I predict both teams will score.
France is the stronger team in this tie as they will be looking to qualify for the final . Les Blues will be looking to defend the title and a win puts them in the final. France's last game against England ended in a 2-1 victory. I predict France to win 2-1.
Betting prediction: Both teams to score anytime
Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: France to win 2-1
Odds: 8.00 (+700 American; 7/1 Fractional)
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