Morocco’s victory over Spain on penalties following a 0-0 deadlock in the Round of 16 has already assured their place in World Cup history in Qatar.
Walid Regragui’s team,The Atlas Lions, who finished first in Group F, ahead of Croatia, Belgium, and Canada, earned their first-ever quarterfinal berth with a victory over the 2010 World Cup champions.
As a result of their win, Morocco will play Portugal in the World Cup quarterfinals for the second time in a row in a world cup match
Morocco will make history if they win by becoming the first African team to go to the semifinals but a tenacious Portugal will stand in their way.
Lets look into Head-to-Head records , Winning probability, predictions, etc.
Morocco vs Portugal history
There have only been two prior encounters between the two teams, both at World Cups in 1986 and 2018.
|June 11, 1986||World Cup||Portugal 1-3 Morocco|
|June 20, 2018||World Cup||Portugal 1-0 Morocco|
In 1986, Morocco made its first-ever appearance in the knockout stage, defeating Portugal 3-1 in the group stage before losing to West Germany in the Round of 16.
A Ronaldo goal in the opening minute gave Portugal a 1-0 group stage victory in Russia four years ago, ending a 32-year quest for retribution.
Portugal are favourites coming into this match and are expected to continue in their way to the World cup Glory.
Prediction : Morocco 0-2 Portugal
Portugal : 60%
Morocco : 40%