Wednesday 20 Jun

Portugal vs. Morocco Match Preview

20 Jun 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL: World Cup, Group B
INTERNATIONAL: World Cup, Group B

Portugal

  • L
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • D

vs

Kick-off
12:00 GMT
20 June 2018

Morocco

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • L

Kick-off
12:00 GMT 20 June 2018

The Portugal vs. Morocco match will be played on Wednesday, June 20, at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. This is the second round match of World Cup group B. In first round matches, Portugal played 3:3 against Spain, while Morocco was defeated against Iran by 1:0.

STATS

  • Portugal is in a series of four matches without a defeat. However, three out of those four games ended in a draw. In their first World Cup game against Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick.
  • Morocco suffered a defeated against Iran after 14 games without a loss. They were a better side for the most part of that game, but a late own goal cost them points.

HEAD TO HEAD

These teams played only one game against each other so far. Interestingly, that game was played at World Cup in 1986. What is even more interesting is that Morocco recorded a 3:1 victory! So, Portugal will have another motive in their second round match.

PORTUGAL NEWS

Portugal played a great match against Spain in the first round. Cristiano Ronaldo was stunning - he scored all three goals for his national team, while playing against his teammates from Real Madrid and arch-rivals from Barcelona. Since Morocco and Iran are outsiders in this group, Spain and Portugal will try to score as much as possible against these teams, in order to top the group. So, Portugal won't only try to win the upcoming game, they'll have to win it with the biggest possible margin.

Latest matches: Portugal

15.06.2018 Worl Portugal Spain 3:3 D
07.06.2018 Int. Portugal Algeria 3:0 W
02.06.2018 Int. Belgium Portugal 0:0 D
28.05.2018 Int. Portugal Tunisia 2:2 D
26.03.2018 Int. Portugal Netherlands 0:3 L

MOROCCO NEWS

Morocco was a slight favorite to win their first round game against Iran. They were a better side for the biggest part of the game, but in the end, they scored an unlucky own goal and lost the game and all chances to qualify for the next round. Because of that unfortunate event, Morocco will probably fail to play their best game against Portugal.

Latest matches: Morocco

15.06.2018 Worl Morocco Iran 0:1 L
09.06.2018 Int. Estonia Morocco 1:3 W
04.06.2018 Int. Slovakia Morocco 1:2 W
31.05.2018 Int. Morocco Ukraine 0:0 D
27.03.2018 Int. Morocco Uzbekistan 2:0 W

SUMMING UP!

Everything except an easy victory for Portugal would be a huge surprise.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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