Expert Predictions Morocco vs Portugal

Portugal is of course more appreciated thanks to its superior force with many bright stars, and also thanks to its impressive scoring performance. But it seems that Morocco is the team that receives the most support.

Neutral fans, who like surprises, are definitely behind them. Not to mention almost the whole Arab world also supports this team. Fans of Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia or the UAE were seen dancing and waving Moroccan flags after the shocking victory over Spain.

Super Turtle Predicts Morocco vs Portugal

Morocco vs Portugal ⚽ Quarter Finals | World Cup 2022
Morocco vs Portugal - Quarter Finals | World Cup 2022

However, despite the support of the majority of fans, Super Turtle still thinks that Morocco will lose to Portugal. The Prophet Turtle is famous for correctly predicting more than 90% of the matches at the 2022 World Cup. The prediction of the Prophet Tortoise made the fans of the African team sad.

Although the Prophet Turtle predicted so, fans still believe in miracles and hope this time the prophet will predict wrong. Facing the huge challenge in the quarterfinals, Hakimi and his teammates will receive a great source of encouragement. They are following in the footsteps of Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010) to become the fourth African team to reach the quarterfinals of a World Cup and they will certainly be cheered to represent the top. The first of the black continent to advance to the semi-finals.

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Morocco vs Portugal: Head to Head, Form

Despite losing to the Seleccao, today Morocco has many fulcrums, not only in the spiritual aspect. The first is form. They are unbeaten in the last 11 outings, in which they won 8. In this impressive match, the North African team kept 7 clean sheets.

Unexpectedly, Morocco has the best defense in the World Cup 2022 with only 1 goal conceded. A big contributor to that certainty is goalkeeper Bounou. With a long arm span and impressive ability to "manage" the penalty area, besides the ability to catch penalties extremely well, Bounou is emerging as a strong candidate for the title of the best goalkeeper in the tournament. Thanks to him, Morocco has kept three clean sheets in four matches at the 2022 World Cup, the most against an African team in World Cup history.

If Morocco has the best defense, Portugal has the best attack with 12 goals, and half of them came in the 6-1 win over Switzerland. 12 Portuguese goals have been scored by 8 different players, this is the most goals scored by Portugal at a World Cup.

Cong often meets strong opponents, this match is really remarkable. With Croatia's example, Morocco can totally dream of a fairy tale facing Portugal tonight.

Morocco vs Portugal Team News

Portugal are a bit worried about the force in this match, when their two important defenders, Mendes and Danilo, have left open the possibility of playing due to injury. Without them, Portugal's ability to compete in the defense will certainly be affected when these are two very brave defenders, rolling.

But Morocco also faces the risk of losing its most expensive centre-back: Aguerd, who was bought by West Ham for £30m at the start of the 2022/23 season. Aguerd's role is undisputed. Therefore, it is likely that the Soufals or Hakimi will have to retreat more to support their "dyke line".

Predicted lineups Morocco vs Portugal

Morocco: Bounou; Hakimi, Saiss, Yamib, Mazraoui; Boufal, Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri

Portugal: Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Bernardo Silva, Carvalho, Otavio; Bruno Fernandes, Ramos, Felix

Predict the score: Morocco 1-1 Portugal (Morocco won on penalties)