Morocco against Benin again without conceding? Let’s Find Out the Answer Together!
Morocco continues to dream of the first title after 43 years at the African Cup and meets in the second round on the underdog Benin. The squirrels have laboriously collected their points in the preliminary round: in the end there were three counters thanks to just as many draws. For the West Africans reaching the playoffs is already a great success. At the African Cup they are only present for the fourth time and the group showed with Ghana and Cameroon, after all, two supposed top teams from the African continent. For their part, the lions from the Atlas won their group with three wins and an additionally completely white vest on the goals conceded – a feat otherwise only Egypt, Cameroon and Algeria accomplished.
Morocco vs Benin Football Betting Prediction
Playful, however, the performances were not a revelation – all success came only just with 1: 0. Among other things helped in the opening match of the opponents from Namibia even with an own goal just before the end of the game significantly. Nevertheless, our Morocco is against Benin tip that the North Africans will win again and that again less than three goals will fall. A 1-0 or 2-0 for the favorites seems quite likely given the harmless offensive by Benin. The Morocco vs. Benin prediction is linked to a bet of five units.
Morocco – Statistics & Current Form
Morocco needed only one draw before the final group match against South Africa, to pack the group victory. No goals were scored until the 90th minute, but then Ur-Rock met Moubarak Boussoufa for a 1-0 final score, after being treated for medical treatment ten minutes earlier. His first goal after two years in the jersey of the national team sealed the third group victory. A success that is alright, as the Bafana Bafana obviously did not feel like playing soccer that day. This could be read on no single direct shot on goal. For Morocco it was not only the third win in a row, but again a success without conceding.
The defense is with players such as the captain and former Bayern professional Mehdi Benatia or Achraf Hakimi from BVB and Romain Saïss Wolverhampton Wanderers very well staffed, so the results are only partially surprising. The stock of the best offensive player on paper is still expandable: we are talking about Hakim Ziyech from Ajax Amsterdam. Actually, the 26-year-old has a more than 50-percent hit rate in his stakes for the Lions of the Atlas, but at the current African Cup, he has not yet scored a goal. Nevertheless, the previous performances have shown that Ziyech is still very lively after a long season. Especially against Namibia was a hit in the air, with the opposing keeper Lloyd Jr. Kazapua parried several times. In Morocco against Benin are the quite high odds for an end to the scoreless time Ziyech’s addition of interest.
Expected lineup of Morocco:
↳ El Kajoui – Saïss – da Costa – Benatia – Hakimi – El Ahmadi – Boussouffa – Ziyech – Belhanda – Amrabat – En Nesyri
Last matches of Morocco:
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – South Africa vs. Morocco 0: 1 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Morocco vs. Ivory Coast 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Morocco vs. Namibia 1: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Morocco vs. Zambia 2: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 12.06.2019 – Morocco Vs. Gambia 0: 1 (friendly)
Benin – Statistics & Current Form
The squirrels have lived up to their name: Benin drew three times and thus collected the necessary points, which the qualification for the round of 16 was just reached. However, the draws were against Ghana and Cameroon, among others, who can be regarded as heavyweights of football on the continent. Recently it hooked especially on the offensive. So against Guinea-Bissau and Cameroon, no goal was scored, but also scored a own goal also. The missing goal was owed not to a poor conclusion strength, but the completely missing train to the goal: Thus the Ecureuils shot only three times in the last two lots directly on the opposing box and thus even less than in the opening match against Ghana, the unquestionably best appearance of the Team.
The star of the Beninese national team is Steve Mounie in attack: his money earned the 24-year-old at Huddersfield Town. There, Mounie but presented in this season as the rest of the squad very weak and the Terriers had to start as a table in the gang in the Championship. His hopes were high before the start of the tournament as the striker played a hat-trick against Mauritania in his last friendly, but he failed to score at the current Africa Cup of Nations. Thus, the striker is emblematic of the offensive weakness in the 91st in the world rankings.
In addition, Benin lacks the experience compared to the coming counterparty, of course. The country has never played a major role in the African Cup and has not been successful in a World Cup. Most of Benin’s players also have comparatively few international appearances, with rare exceptions such as captain Khaled Adenon in defense or Stephane Sessegnon in attack. As a result, the team coached by coach Michel Dussuyer has little recorded.
Expected formation of Benin:
↳ Farnolle – Baraze – Verdon – Imorou – Adilehou – Adenon – Adeoti – Soukou – Pote – D’Almeida – Mounie
Last matches of Benin:
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Benin Vs. Cameroon 0-0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Benin Vs. Guinea-Bissau 0: 0 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 25.06.2019 – Ghana Vs. Benin 2: 2 (Africa Cup)
⚽️ 18.06.2019 – Benin Vs. Mauritania 3: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Benin Vs. Guinea 1: 0 (friendly)
Morocco vs Benin Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlight
A direct duel between the countries took place so far four times. With four wins, the Moroccans are clearly ahead. However, the games have little meaning, since the last meeting has been more than eleven years ago. In Morocco against Benin, however, the odds point to a continuation of the winning streak of the Atlas Lions.
Morocco vs Benin Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
Although Morocco won their three games in the group stage only 1-0, playfully, the team is superior to the opponent from Benin. The squad has more individual class in total. Only a player like Hakim Ziyech of semi-finalist of this year’s Champions League, Ajax Amsterdam, is worth more than the entire Benin team. With Herve Renard Morocco also has a very successful coach on the sidelines. The Frenchman knows better than anyone how to win the Africa Cup. After all, Renard already brought the cup with Zambia and the Ivory Coast. A triumph with two nations has so far succeeded only him. For Benin, the round of 16 is the biggest triumph in the history of the association. So far, in the three previous participations in the final round to the African football crown after the group matches the return flight.
Key Facts – Morocco vs Benin tips
⭐️ Morocco won all group matches without conceding
⭐️ All previous duels have been won by the North Africans (4-0-0)
⭐️ Benin reached the knockout stages with three draws
The strength of the team is above all the defensive. She has not conceded in the last two matches. At the same time, however, no own goal was achieved, on the other hand, the harmless attack is evident. Although the two draws against Ghana and Cameroon can be seen, but the aforementioned counterparty each caught a weaker day. In Morocco against Benin, the tip aims that the Renard team again narrowly with 1: 0 or 2: 0 and thus again without conceding goal. A higher win is less likely, as the squirrels, as described, are at least defensive and Morocco in this tournament offensively only partially convinced. Furthermore, it is to be expected that the Moroccans will switch to management mode after a possible leadership to save forces for the upcoming tasks at the Africa Cup of Nations.