2022 FIFA World Cup Morocco vs. Portugal odds, picks, predictions: Best bets for Saturday's quarterfinal match from proven soccer expert
Surprising Morocco face another huge hurdle when they face a powerful Portugal squad Saturday in a quarterfinal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Morocco battled Spain to penalty kicks after a scoreless draw, and the Atlas Lions prevailed 3-0 in the shootout to continue their unexpected run. Portugal ran roughshod over Switzerland in their Tuesday Round of 16 match. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo started the game on the bench, but his replacement tallied a hat trick in the emphatic 6-1 victory.
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET in Al Thumama, Qatar. Portugal are -145 favorites (risk $145 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Morocco vs. Portugal odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with Morocco priced as +450 underdogs. A draw is +245, while the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. (For more soccer coverage, click here.) Portugal are -333 to advance with Morocco listed at +240 to make it through to the next round.
Before you lock in your Portugal vs. Morocco picks or FIFA World Cup 2022 predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he is 19-18-1 on his 2022 World Cup picks, He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Green knows that Portugal looked like a much more fluid team with Ronaldo not requiring the spotlight, and 21-year-old Gonçalo Ramos took advantage. He joined Ronaldo and Harry Kane as the only players to record a hat trick over the past two World Cups. He leads the Portuguese Premeira Liga with nine goals this season. Morocco have 10 shots on net in the tournament, while Portugal had nine in Tuesday's match.
Green also is aware that Morocco have been nearly impossible to score against. Captain Romain Saiss and Nayef Aguerd locked down the middle, shutting off the passing and shooting lanes, and Yassine Bounou made the saves in the shootout to clinch it. Spain put just one of their 13 shots on target in the 120-plus minutes. Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri have combined for 35 international goals for Morocco.
Green has taken an in-depth look at the Morocco vs. Portugal match from every angle, and we can tell you he is leaning over on the goal total. He also has revealed his two CONFIDENT best bets, including a strong pick on the winner, and has a full breakdown of this World Cup match. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.
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