Morocco vs Slovakia: Atlas Lions to shade tight tussle

Morocco vs Slovakia: Atlas Lions to shade tight tussle

Kick Off: 1900, 04/06/2018

Stadium: Stade de Geneve

Morocco are unbeaten in eight matches heading into Monday’s World Cup warm-up match with Slovakia and are tipped to come out on top in Geneva.

The Atlas Lions have an experienced head coach in Herve Renard and a superb on-field general in Juventus centre-half Medhi Benatia.

They have helped instil a professional approach into this team and that makes 3/2 for them to prevail here the way to go in our Morocco vs Slovakia betting tips.

A Look At Morocco’s Betting Odds

Morocco impressed in qualifying for Russia 2018, topping their African pool by four points ahead of Ivory Coast after beating Les Elephants 2-0 away last October.

In a group that also featured Gabon and Mali, the Atlas Lions kept six straight clean sheets when registering three wins and the same number of draws.

As well as booking a return to football’s biggest stage after a 20-year absence, they have also put together a good run of results in international friendlies.

South Korea, Serbia and Uzbekistan were all beaten and Morocco were the better team in Thursday’s goalless draw with Ukraine.

Renard knows his side must hit the ground running at the World Cup, as they open with a winnable game versus Iran before much tougher tests against Portugal and Spain.

With midfield duo Hakim Ziyech and Mbark Boussoufa in decent form, we reckon 23/4 for a 1-0 victory stands out from the Morocco vs Slovakia odds.

A Look At Slovakia’s Betting Odds

Slovakia put in an encouraging performance when drawing 1-1 with Holland in Trnava on Thursday night.

Marek Hamsik’s cross was headed in by Adam Nemec early on as they controlled the first half, with Juraj Kucka also hitting the bar from a long-range strike.

However, the Dutch improved after the break and they looked more likely to snatch a late winner following an equaliser by Quincy Promes.

Slovakia were strong at home when finishing second behind England in their World Cup qualifying group, but lost narrowly away to the Three Lions and Scotland last autumn.

Those defeats cost them the chance of a place in the play-offs and we fear they may suffer from more travel sickness here.

We’re finishing off our Morocco vs Slovakia betting predictions by taking 19/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and then the Atlas Lions to claim victory.

Additional stats

Last result:

MOROCCO 0-0 Ukraine

SLOVAKIA 1-1 Holland – Adam Nemec

Head-to-head: Morocco 2-1 Slovakia

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