World Cup Tips: 14/1 punt in our #WOP special bets for Croatia v Morocco

Our tipster Colin Harvey's scoured the #WhatOddsPaddy markets for Saturday's clash.

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Croatia v Morocco Betting Tips

  • 3 or More Corners for Each Team and 1 or More Cards for Each Team
  • Morocco 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half
  • Both Teams to Score & Each Team 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half
  • Morocco scores 2+ goals & 6+ Morocco corners
  • Morocco to Win, Morocco Most Shots On Target & Morocco Most Corners

Morocco and Croatia meet on Saturday afternoon to work out who is indisputably the third-best team on the planet in the World Cup 3rd placed playoff. At least that’s what the winners will say anyway.

Both will, of course, be disappointed to not make the final but you get the impression that Morocco will fancy this more after their historic run to the semi finals. With at least one team involved probably actually trying to win this let’s see if we can make some hay in the #WhatOddsPaddy markets!

Saturday 3pm: Croatia v Morocco
TV: BBC, RTE

3 or More Corners for Each Team & 1 or More Cards for Each Team

We’ll kick off with a punt around even money with 3 or More Corners for Each Team and 1 or More Cards for Each Team. Morocco aren’t prolific corner getters but they have picked up exactly three in their last two games and they’ve received at least one card in all bar one of their World Cup matches so far.

Croatia, for their part, are hardly exciting to watch but they’re a little more corner happy than their African opponents. They’ve amassed three or more corners in five of their six World Cup clashes. They prefer a card to a goal and have untroubled the ref in just two of their matches.

Morocco 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half

For all of Morocco’s incredible spirit and fight, they have been found lacking in the final third. They gave France a really good game in the semi final and hit the post with a remarkable overhead effort before being killed off late on.

They’ve done incredibly well to get to this stage and I think they’ll be fired up and ready to win this to give their huge following something to celebrate and cap off a memorable tournament. They should be at it from the off against a Croatia side who could probably do without this game so Morocco 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half could be a smart play.

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Both Teams to Score & Each Team 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half

We’ve covered elements of this Both Teams to Score & Each Team 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half punt above so we’ll back Morocco to get on the scoresheet. The question is can Croatia rally themselves one more time? They love a draw and have still only won one game in normal time, somehow finding goals late in games to force extra time on two occasions in the knockouts.

These two did draw 0-0 in their opening group game but this should be a very different contest with something, at least, on the line and the fear of losing the opening match out of the way. Provided Croatia come out to play now the pressure’s off we could see a few shots on target as well.

Morocco scores 2+ goals & 6+ Morocco corners

However, if Morocco do come flying out the blocks then they could run riot. The Moroccans have only scored two goals on one occasion this World Cup but you feel winning this game might be almost as good as winning the gold medal itself. They will need to improve their attacking output but, at a bit of a price, Morocco scores 2+ goals & 6+ Morocco corners could be a smart play.

Morocco to Win, Morocco Most Shots On Target & Morocco Most Corners

And doubling down on all of the above, if you think this might go the way that I do then Morocco to Win, Morocco Most Shots On Target & Morocco Most Corners could be the punt for you. A double-figure dash, this does need a lot to go our way.

However, given everything we’ve covered here, our pumped-up selection, roared on by a large partisan crowd who will be desperate to see a win here, could save the best to last.

Croatia v Morocco Betting Tips

  • 3 or More Corners for Each Team and 1 or More Cards for Each Team
  • Morocco 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half
  • Both Teams to Score & Each Team 2+ Shots On Target in Each Half
  • Morocco scores 2+ goals & 6+ Morocco corners
  • Morocco to Win, Morocco Most Shots On Target & Morocco Most Corners

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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