Spain and Morocco face each other in a match from Group B of the FIFA World Cup
Let’s have a trip to the Kaliningrad Stadium in the city of Kaliningrad, where Spain and Morocco face each other in a match from Group B of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Here are our soccer betting tips for today for this clash.
Spain are playing to finish first in the group, while Morocco will try to win at least one point in their last game at the 2018 World Cup. Few months ago the Moroccan team won the African Cup of Nations, which increased the whole country’s hopes for something significant at the World Cup. But after losing its first two matches against Iran and Portugal, Morocco are going to leave the competition after the third round of the group stage.
La Roja are trying to get back among the best teams in the world after two consecutive failures at big tournaments in 2014 and 2016. Spain shockingly sacked their coach Julen Lopetegui just one day before the World Cup, replacing him with the legendary Fernando Hierro. Most people are still wandering how this will affect Spain’s campaign in the long term. La Roja started their participation at the World Cup with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Portugal, which was followed by a 1-0 win over Iran.
Fernando Hierro made some changes against Iran, bringing back Dani Carvajal in the starting eleven instead of Nacho. Lucas Vasquez also recieved the chance to start, leaving Koke on the bench. The truth is that Hierro have a lot of options to choose from, so don’t be surprised to see him making some more changes against Morocco. Koke could return to the starting eleven, while players like Thiago, Marco Asensio, Rodrigo and Iago Aspas are waiting for their chance to shine. Atletico Madrid’s Saul is another interesting player who could feature in this game.
Morocco’s manager Herve Renard could make some changes in his team, given the fact that Morocco are eliminated from the competition. Players like Sofyan Amrabat, Youssef En-Nesyri and Mehdi Carcela are awaiting their first starts at the World Cup. There’s nothing to lose for Morocco here, so don’t be surprised if Renard rotates his team for the game.
Morocco did well against Portugal, despite of the 0-1 loss. The Africans created some really clean chances to score, but they were unlucky to do so. They are still looking for their first goal at the 2018 World Cup.
Spain and Morocco have faced each other two times before. They participated in a two-legged qualification playoff for the 1962 World Cup. Spain won both games – with 1-0 away and 3-2 at home. Right now La Roja are unbeaten in 22 consecutive games in all competitions, scoring at least one goal in every one of them. In most of these games it was Julen Lopetegui who managed the team. Now Fernando Hierro has to prove that he’s a capable replacement.
Morocco’s manager Herve Renard stated that he’s happy with what his team showed at the World Cup, despite of the two consecutive losses. “We proved that we can play football”, said Renard. And he’s right – Morocco showed some good things so far, but they were incredibly unlucky. Can this change against Spain?
These are our soccer betting tips for the World Cup game from Group B between Spain and Morocco. La Roja are playing for the first place in the group, fighting mainly with Portugal, while Morocco will try to finish the World Cup with at least one point won. So far they have not been able to score a single goal in the competition, although they had some chances to do so.