Morocco vs Portugal Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Expect Low-Scoring Quarterfinal)

Larry Rupp
Morocco vs Portugal prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Morocco vs Portugal prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photos/Natacha Pisarenko

Morocco vs Portugal Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Quarterfinals
Morocco (3-1-0) vs. Portugal (3-0-1)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Venue: Al Thumama Stadium — Doha, Qatar
Coverage: FOX

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has reached the quarterfinals round with some exciting matchups slated for Saturday, Dec. 10, including a showdown between Morocco and Portugal at 10 a.m. ET. The Moroccans took down Spain during a thrilling penalty shootout in the Round of 16. Meanwhile, the Portuguese showcased their offensive talent in a 6-1 thrashing of Switzerland.

Morocco vs Portugal Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MOR: (+480) | POR: (-150) | Draw (+260)
Spread: MOR: +1 (+115) | POR: -1 (+195)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+112) | Under: (-136)
Team to Score the First Goal: MOR: (+210) | POR: (-210) I NO GOALS: (+800)

Portugal enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -136 odds.

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Morocco vs Portugal Prediction & Pick

These teams have only met twice all-time, with one of those matches coming at the 2018 World Cup. Portugal emerged victorious by a score of 1-0 thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal in the fourth minute. Fans should be in for another intense game between countries looking to capitalize on momentum.

Differing strategies come into play in this one. Morocco relies on its great defense and has conceded just one goal across four 2022 World Cup matches. On the other side, Portugal shoots the ball early and often in the hopes of building a lead. There's a reason it has scored a whopping 12 goals so far.

It would be fun to back the underdog here, but I'll give the edge to Portugal. Morocco has never made it to the World Cup semifinals and has yet to face an opponent that truly rivals what Portugal brings to the table at the forward position. Ronaldo and Goncalos Ramos guide their team to a crucial victory.

Final Score Prediction: Morocco: 0 | Portugal: 1

Morocco vs Portugal Betting Trends

- Morocco defeated Spain via penalties in its last 2022 World Cup Match on Dec. 6, 2022.
- Portugal defeated Switzerland, 6-1, in its last 2022 World Cup Match on Dec. 6, 2022.
- Morocco is 4-1-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Portugal is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Portugal defeated Morocco, 1-0, in the last head-to-head matchup on June 20, 2018.

Morocco vs Portugal Best Bet

As mentioned above, Morocco has been downright nasty on defense as of late. Four of its last six matches have seen less than 2.5 goals scored and it has posted a clean sheet in five of those matches as well. The only goal it has allowed this World Cup was ruled an own goal, anyways. Portugal sneaks by with a late goal here, but that is the only ball put into the back of the net.

Bet: Under 2.5 Goals (-136)

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