FIFA World Cup: Wednesday 23 November

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Predictions Overview

Morocco vs CroatiaCroatia winBET NOW
Germany vs JapanGermany Win and Over 1.5 goalsBET NOW
Spain vs Costa RicaSpain win & under 3.5 goalsBET NOW
Belgium vs CanadaBelgium win & over 1.5 goalsBET NOW

Morocco vs Croatia

23 November 2022, 11:00

BCA Prediction: Croatia win

Morocco come into this World Cup in fine form. They are unbeaten in their last six games, winning four and drawing the remaining two. However, they only managed to keep a clean sheet once in the six matches – against Liberia. Morocco also have a poor recent record at the World Cup, winning just 1 and losing seven of their last 10.

Croatia also enters into this matchup in good form. They are unbeaten in five games, winning each of the last 4. This includes wins to nil away against Denmark and France. Overall, they kept clean sheets in seven out of their 10 games in World Cup qualifying, so they are a solid side defensively.

Croatia were finalists in 2018, coming into this tournament with most of the squad intact. Considering that Morocco has been poor in their most recent World Cup appearances, it makes sense to back the Croats.

Key Takeaways:

  • Morocco are unbeaten in their last 23 matches, winning eighteen and drawing five
  • Morocco have lost seven of their last 10 matches at the World Cup
  • Croatia have won each of their last six consecutive away matches
  • Croatia are unbeaten in 15 out of their last sixteen matches in all competitions

Germany vs Japan

23 November 2022, 14:00

BCA Prediction: Germany Win and Over 1.5 goals

Germany sailed through their qualifying campaign, beating all the five other teams home and away. However, their form has since tailed off and they have since won only one of their last 6 competitive matches, drawing four and losing at home to Hungary. They conceded in each of those six games so they clearly have issues to fix defensively.

Japan come into this match in better form. They won 6 and drew 1 out of their final 7 qualifying matches scoring 11 goals. Both teams found the net in three out of Japan’s four games at the World Cup in 2018 as they managed to reach the second round despite winning only one group stage game.

Germany have made the semifinal in four of the last five editions, so they should be favorites. However, only Oman and Israel have failed to find the net against the Germans in their last 10 games, so goals should be expected.

Key Takeaways:

  • Germany won all 10 of their qualifying games, scoring 36 goals
  • Germany have seen both teams score in 6 out of their last seven competitive matches
  • Japan scored in 3 out of their four matches at the last world cup in 2018
  • Japan have not lost in 24 out of their last 28 matches in all competitions

Spain vs Costa Rica

23 November 2022, 17:00

BCA Prediction: Spain win & under 3.5 goals

After a semi-final outing at Euro 2020 and reaching the final of the Nations League some months later, Spain will be looking to take the next step at this year’s World Cup Final. They have won 5, drawn 2 and lost one out of their last 8 matches. However, they have only scored more than once in just two of those 8 games – home and away against the Czech Republic.

Costa Rica have won 6 of their last seven competitive games, including wins against Canada and the US. They have kept clean sheets in 5 of those 7 games, and they finished qualifying with five clean sheets in six to secure a playoff spot, beating New Zealand 1-0 to secure their World Cup place. A good defensive record took Costa Rica to the quarter-finals in 2014, and recent results show that they still have the defensive structure.

Spain are a cut above the teams that Costa Rica often faces in CONCACAF qualifying and should be able to get all three points. That being said, they lack cutting edge and come into the tournament with only Alvaro Morata as a recognized striker. Their possession-heavy approach will be up against a resolute defensive set up, and we envisage a hard-fought win.

Key Takeaways:

  • At least one goal has been scored by Spain in all of their last 18 matches in all competitions
  • In their last 38 games in all competitions, Spain have recorded 34 undefeated encounters
  • Costa Rica have not lost in 9 out of their last 10 games in all competitions
  • Costa Rica have won just 1 out of their last 7 matches in the World Cup

Belgium vs Canada

23 November 2022, 20:00

BCA Prediction: Belgium win & over 1.5 goals

Belgium were the top-scoring side in the 2018 World Cup with 16 goals, and they also scored 9 goals in five games at Euro 2020. They lost to the eventual winners in both tournaments, so tales of their demise may be exaggerated. Belgium won six and drew two out of their 8 games in qualifying, scoring 25 goals. 

Canada are regarded as one of the biggest underdogs in Qatar. This is even though they scored 23 goals in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying and came out top ahead of Mexico and USA. The feeling is that Canada are a top-heavy team with deadly attacking talents like Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David and Cyle Larin but with little known talent elsewhere.

In the 6 Nations League since qualifying, Belgium have kept only one clean sheet, having conceded 8 goals. The seven defenders in their squad include Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, who have a combined age of 68 years. However, they are still a class above Canada and should win easily with the uncertainty in both defense’s meaning there should be goals involved.

Key Takeaways:

  • Belgium have remained unbeaten in 50 of their last 58 matches in all competitions
  • Belgium were the top-scoring side at the last World Cup in 2018 with 16 goals
  • Canada have avoided defeat in 13 games out of their last 16 matches in all competitions
  • Canada scored 23 goals across World Cup qualifying

FIFA World Cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world, and this will be the first time the event will be hosted by a Middle Eastern country. Qatar 2022 is set to have a massive geographical impact on the region for the first since the tournament’s inception in 1930. 

The World Cup is a unique event in many aspects, bringing about various opportunities, especially for football enthusiasts,  and with it comes many betting markets. The competition among the 32 qualified national teams will be very fierce; hence you need a guide and insight on which teams or players to stake on.

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