The Red Devils took three points in their first match despite being the second-best team on the night.

The Group F of the FIFA World Cup 2022 consists of Belgium, Morocco, Croatia and Canada. Belgium are currently the leaders of the group with three points. Croatia and Morocco have a point each, whereas Canada are at the bottom pointless.

FIFA had ranked Belgium as the best team in the World (Number 1). After a stoop in form, Belgium are now second. The Belgians are looking to go a couple of steps ahead and lift the World Cup title this time after finishing third in Russia.

Kick off : 6:30 PM (IST) , 1:00 PM (GMT)

Belgium form (All Comps): W W L L W

Morocco form (All Comps): W W D W D

Players To Watch

Kevin De Bruyne

Once a Chelsea reject, Kevin de Bruyne is now one of the world’s best midfielders. De Bruyne has amassed 25 goals and 46 assists in 94 appearances for Belgium. The Manchester City midfielder is renowned for providing world-class assists and service for his attackers.

Kevin De Bruyne has lived up to his status and has already provided 13 assists in 19 games for Manchester City (throughout all competitions) this season. He can further solidify his status as one of the best midfielders as he is a key player for Belgium.

Hakim Ziyech

The Ajax superstar is definitely a player to watch out for. Ziyech did struggle to perform for Chelsea like he did at Ajax. Hakim Ziyech has scored 18 goals in 44 appearances for Morocco. Much of his goal contributions come in the Eredivisie.

Hakim has scored 79 goals and has 97 assists in the Eredivisie. The winger is certainly showing that he is getting back in the game. Moreover, Ziyech is the most important part of their attack and can score crucial goals as well.

Injuries & Team News

Romelu Lukaku, the top-scorer for Belgium missed the opening victory against Canada. This was because of a thigh injury. Romelu has only managed to play 29 minutes of competitive football since August. It is estimated that Lukaku can return likely in the next match. It is possible that manager Roberto Martinez will make a few changes because of Belgium’s poor performance against Canada.

Morocco’s left-Back Noussair Mazraoui is out with a hip injury. Ezzalzoul is also out for Morocco because of a hamstring injury. Besides this Morocco have their key players ready, especially Hakim Ziyech.

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Head-to-head stats

The Red Devils are facing Morocco for the second time in the FIFA World Cup history.

Played: 3

Belgium: 2

Drawn: 0

Morocco: 1

Predicted Line-up

Belgium XI (3-4-2-1): Thibaut Courtois; Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Witsel, Castagne; De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi

Morocco XI (4-2-3-1): Bounou; Hakimi, Saiss, Aguerd, Attiat-Allah; Amrabat, Ounahi, Hakim Ziyech, Amallah, Boufal; En-Nesyri

Belgium vs Morocco Prediction:

Belgium are expected to take the win against Morocco. However, for a team like Belgium who are great on paper but are struggling, Morocco can capitalise on the situation. Nonetheless, experience matters the most and that’s where the Belgians are superior.

Prediction: Belgium 2-0 Morocco

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