Morocco vs South Africa
Africa Cup of Nations Qualification
Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Moulay Abdallah.
Not only did Morocco secure qualification to the previous edition of the Cup of Nations but they also progressed till the quarterfinals where they were eliminated by eventual finalists Egypt, and that too in extra time.
It also needs to be mentioned that they won a ticket to the upcoming World Cup and had delivered almost a flawless campaign in their qualifiers.
Meanwhile South Africa could not even make it to the mains of the Cup of Nations, let alone to the 2022 World Cup. They have had a poor record on the road for the past several months now and they also have a poor head-to-head record against this opponent in the last seasons.
As things stand, expect a win for the in-form, and highly confident Moroccans.
Morocco vs South Africa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had finished in a 1-0 win for Morocco.
- It’s been 20 years since they have lost against this opponent.
- Both teams had found the back of the net whenever Morocco were the hosts.
Morocco vs South Africa Prediction & Analysis
Morocco were unbeaten in 44 of their past 46 overall fixtures and one of their 2 losses during this stretch had come against reigning Gold Cup champions USA.
They had also won 17 of the past 19 appearances at home and they had scored 2 or more goals in 8 of their last 10 appearances at this venue.
On the other hand, the South Africans are on a 3-game winless run and they had conceded 5 goals in their latest fixture alone. Moreover, they were winless in 11 of their previous 14 road trips too.
Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Morocco this Thursday.
Key Stats for Betting
- Morocco are ranked 24th in the world by FIFA while their counterparts for the day are placed 69th in the list.
Tips for Morocco vs South Africa
Morocco -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.60 (8/5)
Correct Score: 3-0 Morocco @ 10.00 (9/1).