The semifinal of opposites, France vs. Morocco, will pit the great confirmation against the great surprise. The world champions are in the semifinals of the World Cup for the second year in a row. This time, they’re playing a team they’ve never played before and probably wouldn’t have thought they’d face based on the usual pre-tournament predictions. Croatia, Belgium, Spain, or Portugal: these were the possible semifinalists in the event that the transalpines had, as they did, qualified as first, then passed on to the eighth and fourth quarters. All these teams, on the other hand, had to deal, in one way or another, with Morocco. The last feat of the North Africans was to beat Portugal, and if the result was indeed surprising, at least the way in which it was achieved was not, i.e., little ball possession, a little suffering behind, the bare minimum in attack, and no goal conceded. The constant of the team is there, and therefore, it is reflected in the unbeaten run of goalkeeper Bounou. France will try to break the spell, and given the names and numbers of this World Cup, especially in attack, Deschamps’ team seems a more than reliable candidate. Les Bleus, excluding the match against Tunisia played in practice with team B, have always scored at least two goals per game and can count on an enviable pair of goal scorers such as Mbappé and Giroud. The technical rate and the experience of the French are at an absolute level.
obviousness, Morocco turns out to be literally impossible to beat. Of course, there were plenty of dangers and a bit of luck with Portugal, like Bruno Fernandes’ crossbar and goalkeeper Diogo Costa’s clumsy exit when En-Nesyri scored, but the same could be said about France and England: the world champions suffered a lot. Although France is the favorite, we cannot speak of a challenge that has already been written or with a foregone conclusion. Certainly, the opportunity for Mbappé and his teammates to play in another world final is very tempting, but scoring a goal against a team that in five games and two overtimes has conceded only one and which is essentially irrelevant (the one against Canada) couldn’t be so easy.
After taking the World Cup match against England by a score of 1-2, France is looking to add another victory to their resume.
During that match, France held 43% of the possession and had 8 shots on goal, with 5 of them finding the back of the net.
There were 16 shots on goal for England, but only 8 were on target.
France has not been particularly successful in keeping a clean sheet in recent games. The fact that France has failed to keep their opponents from scoring in six of their most recent six matches, resulting in a total of seven goals conceded, will likely be a source of concern for them.
Morocco is coming into this match following a World Cup victory after they defeated Portugal 1-0 in their most recent match. This victory propels Morocco into this match.
During that match, Morocco held 27% of the possession and had 9 shots on goal, with 3 of them finding the back of the net. Twelve shots were taken at the goal by Portugal, but only three of them were on target.
In recent matches, including Morocco, there has been a discernible pattern developing in which at least one team fails to find the back of the net. When looking back over their most recent six excursions, we can see that this issue has arisen five times. There has been one goal scored by opposing sides during these battles, while Morocco has scored eight goals.
France vs Morocco Predicted XI
France Predicted XI: Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
Morocco Predicted XI: Bounou, Hakimi, El Yamiq, Dari, Allah, Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah, Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal.
When France plays Morocco, we believe that they will have a difficult time scoring a goal of their own, while France will have a good chance to score multiple times and generate opportunities for themselves to do so.
As a result, we believe that France will cruise to a reasonably easy victory with a score of 2-0 after the first ninety minutes.