Croatia vs Morocco Betting Tip & Odds (17.12.22)

Andy Lim
December 15, 2022
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Both Croatia and Morocco are coming off heartbreaking losses in the semifinals. They faced each other in the group stage playing a scoreless game. With the pressure off their backs, both teams will go strong in this game to try to crown their wonderful performance in Qatar with another win.

Match Details 

  • Croatia vs Morocco
  • FIFA World Cup, Third-place game
  • Date – 17/12/2022
  • Starting time – 4 PM CET
  • Venue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar

Croatia Stats & Form

For the second consecutive time, Croatia made it to the final four teams at the World Cup but this time failed in the semifinal round. Despite the 3-0 loss to Argentina, this is a major success for a country that has only 3.8 million people.

Croatia made a huge upset eliminating Brazil in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals. They were on the edge of losing that game after Neymar scored in the 105th minute but the Croats tied things up three minutes before time.

Previously, the penalties made the difference as Croatia went past Japan in the round of 16. In the group stage, Zlatko Dalic’s team finished in second place after playing scoreless draws against Morocco and Belgium and defeated Canada by 4-1.

Croatia News

Croatia will have a chance to finish at the pedestal for the third time after being third in 1998 and second in 2018.

Morocco Stats & Form

Morocco has made a historic success becoming the first African team that made it to the semifinals at the World Cup. Morocco played really well against France in the semis, creating many scoring opportunities but still losing by 2-0.

In the quarterfinals, Morocco defeated Portugal by 1-0 with Youssef En Nesyri goal late in the first half.

In the round of 16, Morocco eliminated Spain in the penalty shootout after the game ended 0-0.

Morocco finished on top of their group defeating starting with a 0-0 against Croatia and then defeating Belgium by 2-0 and Canada by 2-1.

Morocco News

Morocco allowed only one goal at the competition before the semifinal game.

Croatia vs Morocco Head-to-Head Stats

The only time these two teams played against each other was in the group stage of this competition with the score being 0-0.

Croatia vs Morocco Betting Odds 

Croatia is a slight favorite to win this game with 2.35 odds in their favor while Morocco is at 2.95. The odds for the draw are at 3.40.

The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with 1.85 to go over and 1.95 for under.

Betting Tip

Both Croatia and Morocco are coming off heartbreaking losses in the semifinal games cutting short their dream to win the World Cup. Croatia was in their second consecutive semifinals but this time stood no chance against Argentina. Luka Modric proved once again that he is a real football legend leading his team this far in the competition against the odds. Talking about the odds, no one really believed that Morocco will even advance from the group stage but they went on to make a historic success not just for them but for the entire African continent. Going into the third-place match, a lot will depend on how well the teams have recovered both physically and mentally after the semifinal losses. Knowing their team spirit and competitiveness, there is no doubt this will be another exciting World Cup game. Usually, the third-place games bring many goals since the teams are playing without much pressure and that will be the case this time around.

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Additional information:

League: FIFA World Cup, Third-place game

Date: 17/12/2022

Time: 4 PM CET

Home Team: Croatia  

Away Team: Morocco

Form curve Home team for the last 5 matches: L, D, D, D, W

Form curve Away team for the last 5 matches: L, W, D, W, W

Home team: Last win against Morocco (none)

Away team: Last win against Croatia (none) 

Tip Quote (Home team win): 2.35 by 22bet

Tip Quote (Draw): 3.40 by 22bet

Tip Quote (Away team win): 2.95 by 22bet

Expert betting tip: Over 2.5 goals (1.85 by 22bet)

Author Andy Lim

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