Croatia vs Morocco – World Cup 2022 Third Place Play-Off Overview

croatia vs morocco world cup 2022 match preview
Croatia vs Morocco: WC2022 Qatar 3rd Place Match Preview

The FIFA World Cup 2022 ends this Sunday, and with it, we will wave goodbye to one of football’s most memorable competitions. Following tons of surprising results, there are just 2 matches left until the event is over. One of them is the third place play-off, and it will be between Croatia and Morocco.

It is safe to say that these two teams exceeded expectations by reaching this stage of the event. Both have equal chances of winning, but before you check some of the Morocco Croatia predictions, let’s go through a few essential things. Don’t forget that these two teams were in the same group.

Croatia’s journey to the top 4 at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Croatia’s Knockout Stage Matches
⚽ Result
vs Japan (Round of 16)1:1 (3:1 after penalties)
vs Brazil (Quarter-finals)1:1 (4:2 after penalties)
vs Argentina (Semi-finals)0:3

Following the Group Stage, where Croatia and Morocco finished without a winner, the European team advanced to Round 16. Their first challenge was Japan, a team that impressed everyone in the group. Even though Modric and the rest couldn’t win in the first 120 minutes, the team was better in the penalty shootout and eliminated its opponent.

After defeating Japan, it was time for Croatia’s biggest test yet – Brazil. Even though Seleção played better and got the lead, Croatia scored a late goal that allowed them to reach the penalties. Once again, the team was better and eliminated one of the favourites.

Unfortunately for Modric and his team, the next challenge was Lionel Messi’s Argentina. Even though Croatia defeated them in 2018, Argentina was on another level this time. Lionel Messi single-handedly defeated the Croats after scoring and assisting, which gave his team a place in the Final.

Morocco’s impressive performance so far at the WC 2022

As mentioned, Morocco and Croatia were in the same Group alongside Canada and Belgium. After securing 2 victories and 1 draw, the African team finished first and advanced to the elimination round.

Morocco’s Knockout Stage Matches
⚽ Result
vs Spain (Round of 16)0:0 (3:0 after penalties)
vs Portugal (Quarter-finals)1:0
vs France (Semi-finals)0:2

Morocco’s first match was against Spain, and similar to Croatia, the team needed a penalty shootout to win. After that, Morocco eliminated Portugal in the quarter-finals after scoring one goal in the first half. Even Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t powerful enough to stop the African powerhouse.

Sadly, Morocco’s next challenge was none other than France, the current World Cup champion. While it is true that the team didn’t play that badly, France’s class and experience allowed them to win 2:0. The loss meant that it was time for online bettors to check Croatia vs Morocco prediction and see what experts think about this match.

Croatia vs Morocco – Results

🏆 Croatia vs Morocco H2H Stats
Croatia Wins
❌ Draws
Morocco Wins
1 after penalties10

Unsurprisingly, those who want to bet on this match will want to check Croatia vs Morocco head-to-head statistics. Interestingly, these two teams have only met twice in international football, and Croatia has one victory after penalty shoot-outs. The second game took place in the Group Stage of the World Cup 2022 and finished without a winner.

Croatia vs Morocco World Cup Betting Prediction

The match between these two football giants will be exciting because everything is possible. Both have proven that they can eliminate teams that are better than them and will give everything they have. Sadly, this is not good when it comes down to online betting.

Even if you decide to look for the best football tipsters, predicting this event will be easier said than done. Naturally, this also reflects on the markets and odds some leading online bookmakers offer.

🏆 Croatia vs Morocco Betting Odds
🥇 Bookmaker
Croatia to Win
❌ Draw
Morocco to Win

*Odds are subject to change!

Most sports betting sites consider Croatia to be the favourite. However, the difference in the odds for the 1×2 market is not that much, which is another sign that everything is possible. One of the markets that you can use in such situations is Double Chance because you will win the bet if the team wins or the match ends in a draw. Keep in mind that bookies only include the first 90 minutes of a match.

Like any other World Cup match, be on the lookout for any Croatia vs Morocco live betting options. You can find some intriguing markets that are only available for a few seconds.

Veselin Ignatov
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