Morocco and Spain match up in Group B on Monday 25th June, with La Roja hoping to advance in a tough group which also contains European champions Portugal and Iran. The 2010 champions were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portugal before defeating Iran 1-0, while Morocco have lost each of their group games 1-0 and have been eliminated.
Where and when: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kalingrad – 25 June, kick-off 19:00
Where you can see Morocco vs. Spain: William Hill, BBC
Last time: Spain have won each of their previous two meetings with Morocco, but the two nations have not played since November 1961.
|Morocco ‘double chance’||21/10||Offer|
|Correct score: 0-0||12/1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||1||Offer|
Morocco vs. Spain Predictions and Preview
Morocco have been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup after falling to 1-0 defeats in both of their opening matches.
The Atlas Lions have had no fortune as a last-minute own goal condemned them to an opening day defeat to Iran before they once again fell just short against Portugal.
Herve Renard’s side have won plenty of admirers for their brand of football but they will be disappointed to not progress beyond the group stage.
Spain entered the tournament in chaos and controversy with the dismissal of Real Madrid-bound boss Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the competition, replaced by former captain Fernando Hierro.
La Roja are unbeaten in 22 matches including their opening 3-3 draw with Spain, in which they were denied by hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo.
They have since edged out Iran 1-0 to put them top of Group B, but could yet be eliminated if they fall to a defeat in this match and Portugal fail to beat the Iranians.
The Spanish are favourites to win this game at odds of 4/11, with a Morocco victory available at 19/2 and the draw priced at 4/1.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 1 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 17/20.
A ‘double chance’ on Morocco to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 21/10.
If you fancy Spain to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 11/10.
One to watch for Morocco: Ayoub El Kaabi has scored 11 times in just 12 international matches and is likely to be reinstated into the attack after Khalid Boutaib fired a blank against Portugal.
One to watch for Spain: The in-form Diego Costa has netted three of Spain’s four goals at this tournament and will once more lead the line for this game.
Long shot: Morocco kept a clean sheet in each of their six qualification matches and will hope to keep a tight defensive line here. This game could be cagey and a scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 12/1.