Competition: World Cup
Market: Both teams to score – No
Odds: 19/20 @ 888sport
Looking to claim back-to-back Group F victories on Sunday afternoon, Belgium will meet Morocco in Doha for what could be a cagey affair.
Starting with Belgium, while the European giants might have opened this year’s World Cup adventure with a hard-fought victory earlier in the week, Roberto Martínez’s men struggled to find much stability. Eventually claiming a generous 1-0 win against Canada, the one-time Wigan boss will be calling on his side to lay down more of a marker in Doha. However, although the Red Devils might be tipped as a landslide pick to cruise their way out of Group F, Belgium have failed to gain much fluidity over recent times. Signing off their pre-World Cup preparations with back-to-back defeats at the hands of Holland and Egypt, Martínez’s side have also struggled to find much of a clinical edge in the final third. In fact, the European outfit have bagged more than a single strike in just one of their previous six appearances.
As for Morocco, although the Atlas Lions might have opened their Group F campaign with a tricky test in midweek, Walid Regragui’s side put in an impressive display. Eventually holding onto a 0-0 stalemate against Croatia in Al Khor, the Reds should find the mood in their camp at a high. Although many feel that the African outfit are an outside pick to find a route to the knockout stage, Morocco are unbeaten in each of their previous eight appearances across all formats and they have continued to gain plenty of plaudits. With that eye-catching run of form stemming all the way back to June 1st, it should also be highlighted that Regragui’s men have not shipped a single strike in any of their last six straight outings. While another tough challenge is on the cards this weekend, Morocco could be smelling the chance to spring an upset.
Bet: Both teams *not* to score at Belgium vs Morocco 19/20 for Sunday’s World Cup showdown @ 888sport