Morocco vs Spain Prediction & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Spanish Punch Ticket to Quarterfinals)

Devon Platana
Morocco vs. Spain prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Morocco vs. Spain prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Antonio Calanni
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Morocco vs Spain Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Round of 16
Morocco (2-1-0) vs. Spain (1-1-1)
Date: Monday, Dec. 6, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Venue: Education City Stadium — Doha, Qatar
Coverage: FOX

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has reached the knockout stage with some exciting matchups slated for Monday, Dec. 6, including an exciting matchup between Morocco and Spain.

Morocco had one of the better showing in the group stage, winning its second of back-to-back outings with a 2-1 win over Canada on Thursday. Meanwhile, Spain enters the knockout round following a 2-1 loss to Japan, leaving the Spanish hungry for better results.

Can Morocco continue its impressive World Cup run? Or will Spain return to prominence with a statement win?

Morocco vs Spain Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MAR: (+550) | ESP: (-170) | Draw (+270)
Spread: MAR: +1 (+135) | ESP: -1 (+175)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+126) | Under: (-154)
Team to Score the First Goal: MAR: (+240) | ESP: (-230) I NO GOALS: (+750)

Spain 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 -154 odds.

Morocco vs Spain Prediction & Pick

Even though Spain lost to Japan, it's safe to say that was all part of the plan. A victory would've put the Spaniards on the same side of the bracket of countries Brazil and Argentina, so it's safe to say that a loss benefited them in the end.

Now, expect Spain to give it all they've got in the Round of 16. While Morocco's run has been impressive, its victories came against underperforming Belgium and a Canadian team that has a lot of growing pains to get through. Spain will be the Moroccans' toughest test of the tournament and I don't think the latter is ready for the incoming midfield attack.

Back Spain silencing their doubters with a convincing victory.

Final Score Prediction: Spain: 2 | Morocco: 0

Morocco vs Spain Betting Trends

- Morocco defeated Canada, 2-1, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Dec. 1, 2022.
- Spain lost to Japan, 2-1, in its last 2022 World Cup match on Dec. 1, 2022.
- Morocco is 3-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Spain is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Morocco is 0-2-0 (W-D-L) in its only two previous matchups against Spain.

Morocco vs Spain Best Bet

There's no doubt that Spain is the better team on paper and the pitch as well. Although I expect Morocco to put up a fight at times due to its speed as a squad, the Spaniards will do everything in their power to advance beyond the Round of 16 for the first time since their 2010 World Cup victory.

Spain being available at -170 odds on the moneyline is a solid bargain, so take that as the best bet.

Bet: Spain ML (-170)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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