Morocco and Colombia face off on Thursday in a Group H FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer showdown at HBF Park.
Morocco vs Colombia Odds
Colombia is the favorite sitting at -205 while Morocco is the underdog sitting at +550. The total sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at +120.
Morocco Betting Preview
Morocco knows they control their own destiny and they come into this game having picked up three points. In the first game against Germany, Morocco was completely overmatched and they ended up losing 6-0. In the last game against South Korea though the defense really stepped up, and they ended up losing 1-0. Ibtissam Jraidi scored in the 6th minute and then the defense stepped up the rest of the game. They had only 37 percent of the possession and two shots on target, but it was enough to win. Nouhaila Ben Zina is going to start on the defense here and she’s going to need to have a big game.
Colombia Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Colombia who sit in first place in the group having picked up six points. In the first game against South Korea, Colombia was able to secure a 2-0 victory and in the last game against Germany they were able to secure the 2-1 victory. It was a goal by Manuela Vanegas in the 97th minute that allowed them to secure the win. They had only 32 percent of the possession but outshot Germany 4-2. Jorelyn Carabali had to leave the last game on a stretcher and it doesn’t look like she’s going to be able to go in this game. Not having her is a big loss for this team.
Shane’s Free Pick
Morocco’s defense looked so impressive in the last game and they are going to step up again in this game. Morocco is going to lockdown with their defense here, and that is going to be the difference. Colombia isn’t going to score any goals here, and it will be Morocco that secures the victory. Back Morocco on the money line. It’s going to be a shock but Morocco is going to advance into the knockout stage.