Match Preview: Morocco 1-0 Namibia Prediction and Betting Tips | Africa Cup of Nations (Group D)

Morocco – Namibia betting tips for today, June 23, 2019

Kick-off: 15:30 Morocco – Namibia
Football: Africa Cup of Nations – Group D
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 1:0 WON!!!

Match Preview

Quarter-finalists in their last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) appearance, Morocco (FIFA rank: #47) will be eager to avoid the same opening defeat they suffered to a lower FIFA-ranked nation. Though favourites, they will recall losing each of their warm-up games by a single-goal, twice to opposition ranked outside of the top-80 by FIFA.
Moreover, Morocco have failed to even score in three of their last four outings; twice against opposition ranked lower than Namibia. Morocco’s H2H record makes for better reading though, with the ‘Atlas Lions’ returning a record of: W5, D1 – scoring 2.33 goals per meeting on average.
Though they come into this on the back of a 1-0 victory over the higher-ranked Ghana (#50), Namibia (#113) could easily be in for a punishing time, having never won an AFCON game in two previous campaigns (D2, L4).
Notably, Namibia scored no earlier than the 69th minute in any of their qualifying matches, but it’s still worth noting that they haven’t seen a goalless first half in four of their last five matches. Notably, they have been leading at half-time in each of the last two, yielding a half-time record of: W2, D2, L1, from that quartet.
Players to watch: Moroccan ace Hakim Ziyech scored 16 goals in 29 league games for Ajax last season, and a brace in his last international start.
Manfred Starke (NAM) has scored in three of his last six appearances for club and country, including a second-half strike to cause a huge upset against Ghana last time out.
Stat attack: Five of Morocco’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 total goals.
Four of Morocco’s five H2H victories have come by at least a two-goal margin.
Namibia have averaged 2.25 bookings per match across their last four matches (in all competitions).
Nine of the 12 total goals scored in Namibia’s qualifying matches came after half-time (75%).