Morocco vs Portugal – Quarter-Finals : Lineups & Prediction

Morocco vs Portugal – FIFA World Cup 2022 Quarter-Final : Prediction, Team News & Lineups. On Saturday afternoon, Morocco takes the line up against Portugal in what will be their first-ever World Cup quarterfinal.

By Oculus Network

Spain’s thousand passes were met with resistance from the Atlas Lions, who prevented La Roja from scoring during regulation play, extra time, or even the shootout.

Morocco vs Portugal

Portugal defeated Switzerland with a newly discovered attacking fluency that was discovered in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, whilst Morocco’s second-round success (and their entire tournament) was defined by defensive resolve.

The meeting between these two countries with opposing strengths is covered in detail here.

Where are Morocco vs Portugal playing?

Location : Doha, Qatar

Stadium : Al Thumama Stadium

Date : Saturday 10 December

Kick-off Time : 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT

Morocco vs Portugal H2H Results (All Time)

Morocco : 1 Win

Portugal : 1 Win

Draws0 Win

Current Form (Last Five Games)

MoroccoW D W W W

Portugal : W W W L W

Morocco Team News

It’s possible that Morocco’s historic victory against Spain came at a cost during the two hours of draining play. In the final exchanges of standard time, Nayef Aguerd was compelled to leave due to a muscular ailment. Romain Saiss, his centre back teammate, didn’t leave the field but needed extensive thigh treatment.

Achraf Hakimi and Noussair Mazraoui, both fullbacks, had been dealing with injuries throughout the tournament before returning to play, and Sofyan Amrabat overcame a back injury to shine against Spain.

Morocco predicted lineup vs Portugal

Morocco Starting 11 (4-3-3) : Bounou; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Benoun, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal.

Bench : Munir, Tagnaouti, Dari, Allah, Jabrane, Sabiri, El Khannouss, Abde, Zaroury, Aboukhlal, Cheddira, Hamdallah

Spain Team News

Since breaking his ribs in practise, Danilo Pereira and Nuno Mendes have been forced to watch from the sidelines. With a hamstring injury last month, Mendes was forced to withdraw from the World Cup, while Pereira is still recovering.

The 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to get back into the starting lineup, but it might only be for another viewing short.

Portugal predicted lineup vs Morocco

Portugal Starting 11 (4-3-3) : Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Otavio, Carvalho, Bernardo; Fernandes, Ramos, Felix.

Bench : Patricio, Sa, Antonio Silva, Cancelo, Neves, Palhinha, Nunes, Vitinha, Mario, Horta, Leao, Ronaldo, Andre Silva.

Morocco vs Portugal Score Prediction

Despite not being overworked in open play, Yassine Bounou was the hero against Spain after saving two penalties in the shootout. Only two countries have allowed fewer shots on goal throughout the World Cup than meek Morocco.

Portugal was ruthless in attack against the Swiss, but it was a different style of play from what they had shown throughout the group stage. Portugal scored as many goals against Switzerland as they had totaled for the entire tournament.

Ronaldo’s absence was described by Fernando Santos as wanting a side that “played with a lot of mobility.” That was unquestionably achieved by the European Championship champion in a performance that might cause plenty of issues for this renowned but possibly depleted Moroccan rearguard.

Morocco will likely defeat Portugal 2-1

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