Egypt vs. Morocco Prediction: The Pharoahs to progress on penalties again
The Africa Cup of Nations has reached the Quarter-Final stages and we will have previews and tips for every game moving forward. We have asked our man OddsTerrier to cover the afternoon kick off on Sunday, which features Egypt and Morocco. He has analysed the formbook and has two picks for you.
The bookmakers are struggling to split these two African power houses in the Match Betting market. Both these teams have been as high as the top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings and they have a long and storied rivalry. Last time they met was back in AFCON2017 where Morocco ran out 3-1 winners. The Atlas Lions head the betting at 8/5, the draw is the next best at 9/5 and Egypt are slight outsiders at 12/5.
Egypt vs. Morocco Tips
Egypt vs. Morocco Odds
I expect this game to be an extremely cagey affair. Egypt have only seen 3 goals scored in their four games so far and have only conceded one goal, in their first game versus Nigeria.
Morocco have been more entertaining but have only won one game by more than a single goal and are up against their toughest opponent to date. I see them struggling to break down an obdurate Egyptian side and the game will go into extra time.
The 9/5 on offer will be my main bet.
I'm doubling down on my first prediction and expect this QF to go the whole way. Egypt showed their bottle winning on Penalties versus Ivory coast in the round of 16 and scored every one of their five penalties in clinical fashion. The winning penalty was, of course, scored by Mo Salah and I wouldn't be surprised to see him do so again here.
The selection pays 7/1 and I'll be having a small nibble on it.
If you like the sound of these selections then good luck, and remember to gamble responsibly.