The odds, once again, are against Morocco.
But that has been the case since the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and yet the Atlas Lions are one of the last eight teams in the tournament.
Going into the tournament, Morocco was not considered a threat in Group F. But the team earned a goalless draw with 2018 runners-up Croatia, blanked 2018 third-placed Belgium 2-0 and finished CONCACAF champion Canada 2-1. At the top of the leaderboard
However, there is not much respect in the Round of 16. An unlucky draw led to an unlucky match with Spain, who were World Cup contenders but fell to runners-up in Group E. Therefore, the winner was the weak group. And the underdog won. Morocco beat Spain in penalty kicks without a goal and qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time in the country’s history.
There, they will be weak once again.
Morocco are set to face a Portuguese side that beat Switzerland 6-1 in the round of 16 following a hat-trick from Goncalo Ramos, who started in place of Cristiano Ronaldo.
How popular is Portugal compared to Morocco? Here are the chances of the quarter finals?
Who is the favorite for the quarter-finals of the World Cup?
According to our partner PointsBet, Morocco’s defeat to Portugal would be the second biggest defeat in the quarter-finals. Morocco is ranked lower at +450 and Portugal at -150.
Here are the odds for each quarterfinal game:
Croatia +800 against Brazil -275, draw +400
Netherlands +260 against Argentina +120, draw +210
Morocco +450 against Portugal -150, draw +260
England +210 against France +135 + draw +220
Who is the favorite to win the World Cup?
Despite being a dark horse and some might call it the team of destiny, Morocco is still a long way from winning the World Cup.
They are tied with Croatia at +4000 for the highest odds of the eight teams remaining in the tournament.
Brazil, the world’s No. 1 team that recently returned Neymar from injury, is favored at +165. Behind them is defending champion France +400.
Here are the World Cup odds for all eight teams in the quarterfinals:
Who is the winner of the golden shoe?
Of course, the World Cup is the main prize. But there will also be some individual hardware that needs to be provided.
Golden shoes are awarded to the best scorer of this tournament. France’s Kylian Mbappé currently tops the table with 5 goals and is on the list as the best player to win at -176.
Eight players in the quarterfinals are tied for second with three goals, including Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos, who entered Tuesday’s match with a hat trick in his first start.
The chances of winning the golden shoe are as follows:
Kylian Mbappe, France -176
Richarlison, Brazil +800
Lionel Messi, Argentina +1200
Goncalo Ramos, Portugal +2000
Olivier Giroud, France +2800
Bocayo Saka, England +3300
Marcus Rashford, England +3300
Cody Gakpo, Netherlands +4000
Harry Kane, England +5000
Neymar, Brazil +6600
Bruno Fernandes, Portugal +6600
Julian Alvarez, Argentina +6600
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal +8000
Editor’s note: All odds are provided by us Partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our official sports betting partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet for the first time after clicking on our links.