cricket betting in ukFrance vs Morocco prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for World Cup 2022 semifinal
Defending champions against underdog challenger, a true David vs. Goliath meeting as France, the 2018 title holders take on Morocco, the first African nation to ever reach the World Cup semifinals.
Les Bleus managed to squeak by a tough challenge from England thanks to Harry Kane’s late missed penalty, but they’ll have a very different challenge on their hands up next.
Morocco sport a patchwork squad, beset with injuries, but the Atlas Lions have banded together to sport exceptional and surprising depth. They are boosted by a quasi-home field advantage, as their fans have flocked to Qatar in droves to create a stunning atmosphere.
Will France move to the precipice of a World Cup double, or will Morocco graduate from history-maker to true title contender?
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Once again, Morocco face long underdog odds. That has not fazed them to this point, as Morocco have been at least 3/1 underdogs in every single positive result they’ve achieved so far.
They have also been extremely defensive, and thus the odds suggest they will struggle to find the back of the net, yet that didn’t stop them from hitting Portugal on the counter. France, for all their offensive firepower, still can’t overwhelm the organization of Morocco’s defense which swings the under in heavy favor.
Odds via BetMGM?(USA), Sports Interaction?(Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Ladbrokes (Australia).
to score Y / N
2.29 / 1.48
Over / Under
2.21 / 1.62
The pre-tournament absences of?Paul Pogba,?N’Golo Kante, Mike Maignan,?Christopher Nkunuk,?Presnel Kimpembe, and?Karim Benzema?haven’t proven nearly as meaningful as previously believed. Olivier Giroud?has replaced Benzema as prime goalscorer with aplomb, while?Theo Hernandez?has stepped in for his stricken brother?Lucas Hernandez?at left-back well after the latter’s torn ACL in the group stage opener.
Morocco have a number of issues on the injury front. The most concerning is to captain?Romain Saiss, who was reportedly carrying an injury into the Portugal game and had to be stretchered off in the second half.?Noussair Mazraoui?and?Naif Aguerd?both missed the Portugal match with injuries of their own. However, Morocco’s strength has been in their surprising depth.?Yahia Attiyat Allah?filled the massive shoes of Mazraoui’s absence admirably, while?Badr Banoune?came on for Saiss and held the line.
Players missing for France vs Morocco due to disciplinary suspension
Red Card (YC x2)
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Antoine Griezmann has created the most chances (17) of any player at the 2022 World Cup, and has the highest expected assists (2.94 xA). The next closest player on the expected assists chart is Jamal Musiala at 1.86.
Achraf Hakimi has attempted the most tackles (19) of any player at the World Cup, and has the second-most successful tackles (15). His full-back teammate Noussair Mazraoui has 13 tackles and eight successful, putting him sixth and seventh respectively.
No team has made back-to-back World Cup finals since Brazil in 1994 and 1998, while no team has repeated as World Cup champion since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. No consecutive World Cup finals in history have ever featured the same two teams.
Date:?Wednesday, December 14
Kickoff Time:?2:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm GMT / 6:00 am AEDT (Thu, Dec. 15)
Location:?Al Bayt Stadium
Official:?Cesar Ramos (Mexico)
Moneyline lean:?France (-185)
Against the spread lean:?France?-0.5 (-200)
Score prediction:?France 1-0 Morocco
It is going to be brutally difficult for France to break Morocco down, that much is clear.
Despite many of us doubting Morocco’s ability to keep Portugal off the board, the African nation only went and blanked their European foes across 90 minutes despite a host of injuries to key players. Therefore, we’re no longer doubting the ability of this quasi-home team to perform.
It will take a Herculean effort to get past Morocco’s organization and structure, but this is no green squad France possess. While Portugal and Spain deployed young, inexperienced sides against Morocco who struggled to adapt in a pressure situation, France will know exactly how to attack their opponents.
At the risk of doubting Morocco a third time, it’s tough to imagine the Atlas Lions advancing to the World Cup final. An early goal will be key for France here, as the longer they go without scoring, the more panic will set in and the more Morocco will grow in belief.
Pick:?Half with most goals: 2H
This bet just keeps getting better and better as the World Cup goes on, and yet the odds remain the same throughout. France especially have been a team that promotes second-half scoring, as every game but their opener against Australia has featured more goals in the second half. Most recently, we saw France coast through the first half against England, conceding long stretches of harmless possession.
Morocco have swung slightly towards the first half as they defend with ferocity after the break, but they’ve also benefitted from opposing teams failing to convert chances. They have conceded right about 2.20 xG in both halves, but opponents have finished at a rate below 1.0 xGOT on both.
This should be a much more exciting game after the break.
Pick:?Score band: 1-0, 2-0, or 3-0
Pick:?Score band: 2-1, 3-1, or 4-1
Up until now, Morocco have done sensationally to expose other teams’ weaknesses, particularly in the mental aspect of the game. The Atlas Lions are spectacular at grinding their opponent down until there’s only frustration left.
France are a different breed. Les Bleus have taken punches from Australia, Denmark, Tunisia, and England only to bounce back from each, whether in that particular match or the next one. This France team always gets back up.
For this prop bet, we’re taking separate bets (not parlayed together) on two different bands of three correct scores. This hedges our knowledge that Morocco?can?score against a team like France that plays an open style of attacking football. Portugal does similarly, and Youssef En-Nesyri made them pay. Still, France should find a way through Morocco and come out on top. The only way this pair of bets fails to return a profit is if either France fail to win in 90 minutes, or they concede more than once to Morocco. Either would represent a colossal upset.
Pick:?Kylian Mbappe to score a goal assisted by Antoine Griezmann
Kylian Mbappe is the best player in the world right now, and Antoine Griezmann has been the best chance creator in the World Cup. You don’t have to overthink this one. But if you want more, here you go.
Since he went across the entire Euro 2020 tournament without scoring, Mbappe has not gone consecutive international appearances without scoring. He has bagged 16 goals in those 16 games, including multiple goals on four occasions, with two of those in this World Cup. He failed to score against England, with Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud doing the damage.
Meanwhile, Griezmann is serving up goals on a platter this World Cup. He has the most chances created (17), while his tournament-leading 2.83 expected assists is more than 1 full xA higher than?anyone else. Of Mbappe’s five goals so far, he’s had one assist from Griezmann, and at 7/1 odds, you’d better believe there’s value in this duo striking again.
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This second semifinal clash will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
Wed, Dec. 14
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Wed, Dec. 14
TSN 1, CTV, RDS?(French)
TSN site/app, CTV website,
Wed, Dec. 14
BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website
Thu, Dec. 15
SBS On Demand
Thu, Dec. 15
Thu, Dec. 15
Now TV (Ch. 616, 618),?ViuTV
Thu, Dec. 15
RTM TV2, Astro FIFA World Cup 1
Astro GO, RTMKlik
Thu, Dec. 15
Channel 5, StarHub TV FIFA World Cup, Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
Thu, Dec. 15
Sky Sport 7?beIN Sports
Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW
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cricket betting in ukGary Lineker’s son banks thousands of pounds with sensational World Cup final bet
Gary Lineker's son George banked ￡4,276 pounds after winning big on an incredibly-specific bet during Sunday's insane World Cup final.
Argentina emerged victorious at the Duhail Stadium against France to lift their third World Cup after Lionel Messi led them to victory. In a pulsating match that swung one way than the other, it needed penalties to separate the two sides after finishing 3-3.
The South American side raced into a two-goal lead before Kylian Mbappe turned on the style when he struck twice within 100 seconds to send the match to extra-time. Messi scored his second before Mbappe completed his hat-trick but France missed two penalties to hand victory to the Albiceleste.
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It truly was a bonkers clash that could never have been predicted – except George Lineker, it appears, who had a cheeky flutter on the match when he put ￡20 on a ridiculous seven-fold.
At 170/1, he correctly predicted the following – Messi to score anytime in the match, Mbappe to score any time in the match, Argentina to lift the trophy, full-time score will be 2-2, Argentina to win on penalties, over one card in the match, over five corners in the match.
With a 25 per cent winnings boost, it took the total returns to ￡4,276.60 – a lovely little boost over Christmas for George. Reacting on Twitter, the 31-year-old said: "If anyone deserves to win a bet, I think it’s me. Thank you all."
Dad Gary replied, saying: "You may have destroyed your reputation as the world's worst gambler". Even Piers Morgan chimed in, saying: "Haha.. you were due one. Congrats mate."
They were not the only ones with George's bet going viral over social media for his Nostradamus-esque call, with one Twitter user replying: "Insane!! Spot on."
Another said: "That’s a belter." And a third wrote back: "Seriously, how do people do this?" While a more bitter tweeted posted: "More proof that the game was scripted. He clearly got to read it before kick off."
Either way, the former England striker's son must have given up on his bet with around 15 minutes left on the clock before Mbappe decided to do ol' Georgey a favour. In the space of 100 seconds, he scored twice to send the match to extra-time and add a few pounds in Lineker's pocket.
We suspect if he ever catches the French sensation in the pub, the very least he could do is offer him a pint.
Argentina had plenty of neutral fans but it would be fair to say that the Lineker household had more reason to cheer when Gonzalo Montiel netted the winning penalty in the shootout. And the Mbappe double must have felt like a gift from God after a shoddy first opening 45 minutes from the French.
Didier Deschamps was so furious that he even gave an interview midway through the break while it appeared that he must have lost his cool as he emerged for the second-half bandaged up.
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