Belgium vs Morocco: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Belgium vs Morocco: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Morocco stand between Belgium and a potential early passage to the World Cup last-16 today.

Roberto Martinez’s side were incredibly poor for much of their opening match against Canada, their defence run ragged particularly in the first-half and they had Thibaut Courtois to thank for saving Alphonso Davies’ penalty. Michy Batshuayi’s goal was enough to give Belgium a fortunate win.

As for Morocco, they held Croatia to a goalless draw, holding their own and limiting the 2018 World Cup finalists to limited opportunities in front of goal.

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They would be delighted with another point, going into their final group-stage match against Canada, so the onus is on Belgium to force the issue.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Belgium vs Morocco is scheduled for a 1pm GMT kick-off today, Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar will host the match.

Where to watch Belgium vs Morocco

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 12.30pm GMT ahead of a 1pm kick-off.

Live stream: The BBC iPlayer will broadcast the match live online.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar | Best Images and Moments

England’s Harry Kane reacts after missing a chance to score v USA (REUTERS)
England’s Harry Kane reacts after missing a chance to score v USA (REUTERS)
Spain’s Alvaro Morata in action with Germany’s Nico Schlotterbeck (REUTERS)
Spain’s Alvaro Morata in action with Germany’s Nico Schlotterbeck (REUTERS)
France’s Kylian Mbappe scores their second goal v Denmark (REUTERS)
France’s Kylian Mbappe scores their second goal v Denmark (REUTERS)
Belgium’s goalkeeper #01 Thibaut Courtois (R) conceides a goal shot by Morocco’s midfielder #11 Abdelhamid Sabiri (unseen) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha (AFP via Getty Images)
Belgium’s goalkeeper #01 Thibaut Courtois (R) conceides a goal shot by Morocco’s midfielder #11 Abdelhamid Sabiri (unseen) during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha (AFP via Getty Images)
Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol hangs off the crossbar (REUTERS)
Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol hangs off the crossbar (REUTERS)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal  v Mexico (REUTERS)
Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal v Mexico (REUTERS)
Germany players pose with their hands covering their mouths as they line up for the team photos prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Germany players pose with their hands covering their mouths as they line up for the team photos prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match between Germany and Japan at Khalifa International Stadium (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller celebrates scoring their first goal with Yeltsin Tejeda and teammates v Japan (REUTERS)
Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller celebrates scoring their first goal with Yeltsin Tejeda and teammates v Japan (REUTERS)
Iran’s Mehdi Taremi collides with Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during theIR FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan (PA)
Iran’s Mehdi Taremi collides with Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during theIR FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al-Rayyan (PA)
Costa Rica’s Jewison Bennette is tackled by Spain’s Rodri oduring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match at Al Thumama Stadium (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Costa Rica’s Jewison Bennette is tackled by Spain’s Rodri oduring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group E match at Al Thumama Stadium (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
England’s Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match v Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha (Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)
England’s Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match v Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha (Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)

Belgium vs Morocco team news

Belgium XI: Courtois; Castagne, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Meunier; Witsel, Onana; T. Hazard, De Bruyne, E. Hazard, Batshuayi.

Morocco XI: Bounou; Mazraoui, Aguerd, Saiss, Hakimi; Amrabat, Ounahi, Amallah, Ziyech, Boufal; En-Nesyri.

Belgium vs Morocco prediction

There was plenty for Martinez to be concerned about in that opening match for Belgium, their defence in particularly looking extremely vulnerable to pace.

Morocco are unlikely to be able to offer the same threat that Canada did, with Belgium having enough quality in forward areas to edge another tight encounter.

Belgium to win, 1-0.

 (BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
(BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Belgium wins: 2

Draws: 0

Morocco wins: 1

Belgium vs Morocco match odds

Belgium win: 19/20

Draw: 12/5

Morocco win: 3/1

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).