USA vs Morocco
TQL Stadium (Cincinnati)
Morocco has beaten the United States in all three previous head-to-head encounters. Will Gregg Berhalter's team be able to break their losing streak now? Our prediction: The Stars and Stripes will win this time!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Team USA is a constant participant in World Cups. The only exception is the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the Stars and Stripes failed to qualify. After that setback, the Americans transformed themselves and had a very decent qualifier for the 2022 World Cup, finishing third in the standings and going directly to Qatar. In 14 games Gregg Berhalter's charges scored 25 points, outscoring Costa Rica in extra points to advance to the knockout rounds. Now the Americans are quietly preparing for the main start of the quarter, with the CONCACAF Nations League ahead of them.
The Moroccan national team plays much less often at major international tournaments. The 2018 World Cup in Russia was the first time in the XXI century that the Red and Greens were able to qualify, but they did not get beyond the group stage. Now the Lions have a good chance to take another step in their development, as they also managed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, and they did it extremely easily: in the six qualifying meetings held they won six victories, taking first place in the standings with a margin of 12 points from the closest pursuer. They are in a tough group in Qatar with the Croats, Belgians and Canadians, but they have a chance of making the playoffs.
The United States and Morocco have met three times in their history. Each time the game was a friendly, and three times the victories in this confrontation were celebrated by the Red and Greens: in 1992 they won 3-1, in 1999 - 2-1, and in 2006 - 1-0.
Expert Betting Tips
The United States and Morocco are the national teams that have managed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, which in itself speaks volumes about their solid level of skill. At the same time, the Stars and Stripes is a much more experienced team with a number of performers of the highest level, and the Red and Greens have a much more modest squad. Home field advantage speaks in favor of the Americans, thus it is inevitable to bet on the victory of the USA team with the odds of about 2.00.
Teams USA and Morocco can boast not only of their participation in the World Cup-2022 but also the quality defense. It is enough to look at the statistics of their performance in qualifying for the tournament in Qatar: the Stars and Stripes conceded only ten goals in 14 meetings (0.71 average per game), and the Red and Greens conceded as few as one goal in six games (0.17 average per game). On this basis, the best betting option seems to be Total Under (2.5) goals at odds close to 1.75.
One of the main stars of the U.S. national team is the midfielder Christian Pulisic, who spent the last three seasons with Chelsea. The American scored six goals in 22 games for the London club in the EPL last season, which is a very considerable number for a player in his position. He also plays quite productively for the Stars and Stripes, as evidenced by the five goals in ten games in the qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, so you should take a look at a bet on Christian Pulisic's goal at about 2.70.
Our prediction: Team USA to win for 2.00 at Bet365.
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