Portugal vs Morocco prediction
Morocco produced the upset of the second round, are rewarded by facing the nation who produced the biggest margin of victory, when they face Portugal on Saturday afternoon.
The African nation will be grateful they’ve had a week to rest following their penalty shootout win over Spain as they spent much of the 120 minutes chasing the ball. No one more so than Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat, who was immense.
Amrabat and co will need to maintain that level for a second consecutive game if they’re to reach the semi-finals. This Portugal team have a lot more firepower up front and looked very good in their 6-1 win over Switzerland, without Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting lineup.
They have a trio of excellent playmakers and goal threats in Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and Joao Felix. On top of that they now have Goncalo Ramos up front, who has proven he can score on the big stage as per his hat-trick in the last round. The Euro 2016 champions also have Raphael Guerreiro and Diogo Dalot supporting attack from full-back.
Morocco had chances on the counter-attack versus Spain but substitute Walid Cheddira was very wasteful.
I think Portugal will have too much in attack for Morocco to cause another upset.
Best bet: Portugal to win is 4/6 with BetFred