Portugal – Morocco betting tips for today, June 20, 2018.
Football: World Cup – Group B
Tip: Home Win
Match Result: 1:0 WON!!!
|The third Group B match of the 2018 World Cup (WC) sees Portugal and bottom-placed Morocco lock horns in Moscow, with both sides looking for their first win.|
|Portugal got their WC campaign underway with a dramatic, hard-fought 3-3 draw against 2010 champions Spain last Friday. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick, including a fabulous 88th-minute free-kick goal, to earn his side a point and make it a night to forget for Spain goalkeeper David de Gea. Portugal now sit joint-second alongside Spain and two points off group leaders Iran.|
|Morocco, who are making their first WC finals appearance since 1998, saw a 18-game unbeaten run in all competitions come to an end on Friday with a 1-0 loss to Iran in the Group B opener. A last-gasp headed own goal by Aziz Bouhaddouz handed the Iranians their first WC victory in 20 years.|
|This clash will be just the second-ever meeting between these sides and the first since 1986, when Morocco beat Portugal 3-1 in the group stages of the WC, held in México.|
|Players to watch: 21-year-old attacking midfielder Gonçalo Guedes has been in fine form recently. He netted a brace in Portugal’s final WC warm-up game against Algeria and provided the assist for Ronaldo’s second goal against Spain.|
|Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has nine goals to his name in 19 appearances for Morocco. Ziyech last got on the scoresheet in the 3-1 friendly win over Estonia on June 9.|
|Stat attack: Portugal have failed to score more than three goals in any of their last 11 games.|
|Morocco haven’t conceded more than once in their past 20 games, since a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in May last year.|
|Portugal’s all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo (84 goals in 151 appearances) averages a goal every 142 minutes for the national team.|
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