Canada Team Info – Capable of Delivering a Surprise
Canada's qualification for the 2022 World Cup was the stuff of fairy tales. The team was ranked 73rd in the football world rankings, and they had to start in the first round of the CONCACAF qualifiers. Higher ranking teams such as the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, and so on, were all given byes to the third and final round. Canada won all their games in the first two rounds, and then joined the higher ranking teams. In the 14 games that they played in the third round, they won 8, drew 4 and lost 2 times. They were level on points with Mexico, who had been ranked 11th in the world rankings at the start of the qualifiers, and they overtook them on goal difference.
Canada scored 23 goals in the third round, more than Mexico or the United States. Cyle Larin, who plays for Club Brugge, was the top goal scorer with 5 goals and he took his tally up to 24 goals from 52 games. Lille's 22 year old striker Jonathan David, came in second place. David has scored 21 goals in 32 appearances for the club. The Canadian midfielder and captain, Atiba Hutchinson, is 39 years old, and has 97 caps for his country in which he has scored 9 goals. Next to him, there are younger midfielding options such as Jonathan Osorio, Samuel Piette, Mark-Anthony Kaye, and Stephen Eustaquio. Alphonso Davies, who is Bayern Munich's left back, can play as a defender for Canada, but he has also played as a winger, or left midfielder. Playing in attacking positions seems to suit the young star as he has already notched 12 goals from 32 appearances.
Morocco Team Info – Dangerous In Front of Goal
Morocco is currently the second highest ranking African nation in the World Cup. They showed a huge appetite for scoring in their qualification games, where they netted 25 goals in 8 games. Over the 8 games, many Moroccan players scored for their team, and the top goalscorer, Ayoub El Kaabi, only registered 5 of the 25 goals. Morocco relies on many players to score goals, which can be extremely useful as the teams will not be marking one man, but they have to be careful with Morocco's wingers and also from set pieces.
The Moroccan defence was also commendable during the 8 qualification games. They only conceded 3 goals and this was largely due to the efforts of Yassine Bounou, who is also called Bono. Next to him, there is the option of using Munir El Kajoui, who has 43 caps for his country, the same number as Bono. Romain Saiss is the captain of the Moroccan team and leads the defence alongside Noussair Mazraoui, Jawad El Yamiq, Samy Mmaee, and Achraf Hakimi, who plays as the main right back for Paris Saint-Germain. Their midfield includes Younes Belhanda, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Faycal Fajr and Amine Harit, who provide passes and crosses for the forwards. In front, they have Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal, Munir El Haddadi, and Hakim Ziyech, who plays as a winger for Chelsea.
Canada vs Morocco Head-to-head
Canada and Morocco have played each other 3 times. Morocco won the first game, in 1984. In 1994, the two teams tied. They met most recently in 2016, when Morocco beat Canada 4-0.
Canada vs Morocco Betting Preview
You can make this match even more thrilling by placing some bets on it. Whether you want to back Canada or Morocco, you will find that there are many different types of bets that you can try out. If you think that the two teams are too evenly matched, then you can explore the double chance and draw no bet markets. Alternatively, you can bet on one of the teams to win with a handicap that favours them.
Double chance are useful bets where you can reduce the risk of losing by picking two possible match outcomes instead of one. If you have doubts about picking Canada or Morocco to win, or even for the match to end in a draw, you can use double chance bets to cover more ground. You can check the odds on Canada to win or the game to end in a draw, Morocco to win or the game to end in a draw, or on either Canada to win or Morocco to win.
Handicap betting is where you pick a team to win by a certain margin or more and this will lengthen their odds. You can also use reverse handicaps where the margin is added to your team’s score and then they will have a greater chance to win, but these shorten the odds.
For example, if you bet on Canada to beat Morocco with a handicap of -1.5 then you will need Canada to score 2 goals more than Morocco for your bet to win. You can bet on Canada with a handicap of -1 which will also win if Canada finish 2 in front of Morocco, but if they only win the game by 1 goal then the result will be a tie and you will receive a refund.
You can have a mixture of those two handicaps if you bet on Canada with a handicap of -1.25. What this does is split your stake into two halves, with one half going on a handicap of -1.5 and the other on a handicap of -1. If Canada wins by 2 or more goals then your bet will pay out in full, but if Canada only wins by 1 goal then the -1.5 half of your bet will lose but the -1 half of your bet will be refunded.
Over/Under Total Goals
Total goals are bets on how many goals both teams will score in a match. This bet uses the over/under format whereby you can bet on the match to end with over or under the number of one of the betting lines offered. For example, if you pick a betting line of 3.5 and bet over, then Canada and Morocco need to score a combined 4 or more goals. If you bet under that line, then Canada and Morocco should score a combined 3 or less goals.
You can find the odds on all the Canadian and Moroccan players in the match. If Alphonse Davies, Jonathan David, Sofiane Boufal, Munir El Haddadi, or Hakim Ziyech will start, then it is definitely worth checking out their odds to score. You can go one further and also bet on which player will open the scoring and which player will score the last goal of the match.
And Loads More
There are masses more markets available for the clash between Canada and Morocco. Either team to score in the first 5 minutes, Canada to score in both halves, Morocco to win either half, Canada to score the first goal, Morocco to reverse the result, Canada to win 2-1, are a handful of some of the bets that you can check the odds on in our massive collection.
Betting on the World Cup can bring massive winnings, but there is also a chance that you can lose money as well. For this reason, we urge you to only bet within your financial budget and to avoid betting impulsively as it can become quite costly. If you need some help with the matter, you can check out gambleaware.co.uk where there is a lot of useful information.