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FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Morocco VS Zambia Prediction

FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Morocco VS Zambia Prediction
FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF) - Morocco VS Zambia
Match Time: 08-06-2024 03:00 Saturday (GMT+8)
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Team Analysis
Morocco's and Zambia's national football teams are set to clash in Rabat in the group stage of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The match could prove crucial in determining the leaders of Group E.

Morocco, known as the Atlas Lions, has been performing exceedingly well, creating history by being the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup. This significant achievement has garnered the team significant attention. The Moroccan team's strength lies in their defense, spearheaded by defender Romain Saïss and goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, and with many of their players competing in top European and Asian leagues.

Zambia, in contrast, has not had as prominent a presence on the international football scene. Their most notable achievement was their surprise victory at the 2012 African Cup of Nations, beating a formidable Ivory Coast team in a penalty shootout. However, since this victory, Zambia has had a rough stint, never qualifying for a World Cup.

The 21st century has seen Morocco and Zambia face off six times on the field. Of these clashes, Morocco has secured four wins while Zambia claimed a single victory. One match ended in a draw. Their most recent encounter was in January 2024 at the African Cup of Nations, with Morocco winning thanks to Hakim Ziyech's solitary goal.

Odds Analysis
In terms of goal predictions, Morocco, known for its heavy focus on defense, had only four goals conceded across seven official matches in 2024. Meanwhile, Zambia's last two matches saw more than 2.5 goals per game, suggesting an expectation of less than 2.5 goals for this upcoming match.

Corner counts for both Morocco and Zambia are generally low, with Morocco averaging fewer than 5.5 corners per game and Zambia not faring much better with 8.5. A safer prediction might be 'total corners being less than 8.5'.

The game is anticipated to lean in Morocco's favor with the host team assumed to take control and consistently pressurize the opponent's goal. While a 2-0 scoreline in Morocco's favor is predicted, it's recommended to consider an outright Morocco win without specifying a score given the unpredictable nature of football. The odds for a Morocco victory are 1.44.

Pick: Morocco Win
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