World Cup

France vs Morocco prediction

HINT: France ODDS: 8/15 14 Dec @ 19:00
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France became the bookmakers’ favourites following Brazil’s elimination on Friday. They’ve been our favourites from the start. Didier Deschamps’ side made the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England thanks to goals from Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud in either half, despite Kylian Mbappe being marked out of the game for 90 minutes.

Antoine Griezmann proved to be the star for the defending world champions as he produced the assist for both goals in his number 10 role.

We were correct with three of our four quarter-final tips, but had expected Portugal to beat Morocco. Fair play to the North African side, who now have clean sheets versus Belgium, Spain and Portugal in this competition, beating two of them within 90 minutes.

They rode their luck with a mistake from Diogo Costa for the only goal of the game, whilst Joao Felix may feel unlucky not to have got on the scoresheet himself. He played a similar role to Griezmann, who could be the star of this semi-final as a result.

Portugal had other chances in that game – Bruno Fernandes hit the bar and Cristiano Ronaldo saw one saved. France have Kylian Mbappe, who can win almost any match of his own, and Olivier Giroud is in fine form at this tournament. Morocco only saw 27% of possession in their quarter-final, so all that running around at this tournament may finally catch up with them on Wednesday with only four days’ rest this time.

I do think France progress from this match and the only real value is if they do it within 90 minutes.

Best bet: France to win is 8/15 with BetFred