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Morocco vs Spain Picks & Odds: Spain Favored In Surprising Round of 16 Match

Spain (1-1-1) and Morocco (2-1-0) have met three times previously in the World Cup and Spain holds a 2-1-0 advantage in those three matches. Despite finishing as the runner-up in Group E, Spain is still going off as a big favorite looking for a win as a Morocco vs Spain prediction on Tuesday in Qatar.

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Spain opened as a -183 favorite in this Round of 16 matchup before settling in as a -174 favorite to win in regulation. The Morocco vs Spain odds have Morocco listed at +597 to win this match in regulation while odds on the draw at the end of regulation are set at +295. The total in this knockout round match is set at 2.25 goals.

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Morocco Pulls Off An Impressive Feat In Winning Group F

Morocco entered the World Cup as an underdog to advance out of Group F. Belgium was the clear favorite to win the group at -200, followed by Croatia at +250 with Morocco (+1000) and Canada (+1200) projected to be left on the outside looking in. Group play went far different than expected with Morocco compiling an impressive 2-1-0 record to advance into the World Cup knockout round as the Group F Sportsbook.

After Sportsbook their World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Croatia, Morocco went on to beat Belgium 2-0 and Canada 2-1. Morocco is unbeaten in its last 10 matches with a 7-3-0 record, and prior to giving up that goal to Canada on an unfortunate own goal, this squad hadn’t conceded a score in its previous six matches.

Spain Has Been Trending In The Wrong Direction Since Its Hot Start

Spain produced a brilliant performance in its World Cup opener against Costa Rica, cruising to a 7-0 win with a dominant match on both sides of the pitch. That dominance did not carry over into the team’s next two games, however, as Spain settled for a 1-1 draw against Germany before suffering a stunning 2-1 loss to Japan. With that victory, Japan emerged as the shocking Sportsbook of Group E, which just about every expert projected that Spain or Germany would win.

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While Spain wound up matching Germany’s 1-1-1 record in group play, it was Spain that moved on due to the goal differential tiebreaker that it locked up with its blowout win over Costa Rica. Spain’s talent and World Cup experience make this group a clear favorite on Tuesday, but recent form is suddenly a bit of a concern.

Morocco: Keys to Win

Morocco’s smothering defense has allowed only one goal over the team’s last seven matches. With Spain’s offense suddenly struggling a bit after its big outburst against Costa Rica, Morocco has the chance to pull off a big upset as a Morocco vs Spain prediction with more excellent defending and a timely counterattack. 

Spain: Keys to Win

Spain recorded 82 percent possession and outshot Japan 12-6 in its stunning loss on Thursday. If Spain is able to shake off the result as bad luck and do a better job of finishing chances against Morocco, it should cash in as a Morocco vs Spain pick and move on to the quarterfinals.

Soccer Computer Pick: Morocco +560

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Shark Bites
  • Morocco is 5-2-0 in its last 7 games.
  • Spain is 9-3-2 over its last 14 games.
  • The OVER is 3-1 in Spain’s last 4 games.