World Cup 2022 Round of 16: Morocco vs Spain Match Preview, Head To Head, Prediction, Scorecard, Lineups, Key Players, and Odds

Mon Dec,2022
World Cup 2022 Round of 16: Morocco vs Spain Match Preview, Head To Head, Prediction, Scorecard, Lineups, Key Players, and Odds Soccer

The second last knockout game of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is between Morocco and Spain. They are clashing at the Education City Stadium on Tuesday. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner finished in second place in Group E after a jaw-dropper loss against Japan in their final group match. 

Now in the match against Morocco, Spain is hoping to move to the quarter-final of football's biggest tournament. In the meantime, Morocco, aka Atlas Lions, has come this for of the World Cup. They edged Canada to a 2-1 win last week and will look to reach a similar result in this fixture.

So, here is everything you need to know about their game in the round of 16.

Morocco vs. Spain Match Preview

  • Morocco and Spain face each other for the second time at World Cup. They first met in 2018.
  • Spain has never lost against Atlas Lions in their past three encounters.
  • This is Morocco's second time competing in the knockout stage of the World Cup. They first reached in 1986.
  • Spain is set to face an African nation in a World Cup knockout stage for the first time.

Morocco vs. Spain Possible Lineups

Morocco's Possible Lineups: Yassine Bounou, Achraf Hakimi, Romain Saiss, Nayef Aguerd, Noussair Mazraoui, Azzedine Ounahi, Sofyan Amrabat, Abdelhamid Sabiri, Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal

Spain's Possible Lineups: Unai Simon, Dani Carvajal, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Torres, Alvaro Morata, Dani Olmo

Players To Watch at Morocco vs. Spain

The Moroccan team has shown at this World Cup that they are strong. Hakim Ziyech is so dangerous in attack, while Achraf Hakimi is exceptional at right back. Also, Sofyan Amrabat has been a rock in central midfield. And Romain Saiss is firm in defense. So, in the game against Spain, fans are looking forward to their game.

On the other hand, Spain also has a strong lineup, and they are also hoping to go to the next stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Dani OlmoFerran TorresMarco Asensio, and Ansu Fati are the key players for the team.

Morocco vs. Spain Match Prediction & Scorecard

As we know, Spain has never lost a game against Morocco in their previous meetings. So, we can say they may take out the win and go to the next stage. But this time, it will be pretty difficult for them as the Moroccan side is also a strong contender.

Morocco has stunned the world with their performances. So, they are also ready to make another upset by defeating Spain. 

Predicted Scorecard: Morocco 0-1 Spain

For your information, 15% of football fans support Morocco, while 60% support Spain. This game will be pretty interesting to watch.

Morocco vs. Spain Betting Odds 

Here, Spain is the favorite, and they are likely to carry the day. Below are the betting odds for the game between Morocco and Spain

Morocco: +350
Spain: -410
Over 2.5 Goals: +132
Under2.5 Goals: -162

Morocco vs. Spain Kickoff Time, Date, Stadium, Location

Kickoff Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
Date: December 6, Tuesday
Stadium: Education City Stadium
Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar
Where To Watch: Peacock (all games)