Another exciting day awaits as Morocco take on Portugal and England lock horns with France in two crucial quarterfinal clashes on Saturday. Here, we shall take a look at where the four teams stand ahead of their respective contest and who have the best chances of making it to the final four.
Morocco vs Portugal
Morocco have delivered an inspiring performance in this World Cup so far. They have been rock solid as a defensive unit and have been clinical enough in offense to catch the opposition off guard. That’s how they finished at the top of their group in the group stage and then went on to beat Spain in the round of 16. They will be eager to repeat a similar performance once again but now they are up against Portugal, a team that has been in excellent form as well. They are coming into this match on the back of a massive 6-1 win against Switzerland in the round of 16 and that puts them in good stead going into this crucial clash. We are backing the Selecao to win by a 3-1 scoreline here.
England vs France
This is going to be a battle between two heavyweights. Both teams finished as the top of their respective groups in the group stage and then eased past their opponents comfortably in the round of 16. While England registered a 3-0 win against Senegal in the previous round, France emerged victorious 3-1 over Poland. There is no doubt that they have been two of the best teams in this World Cup but now either team is going to get eliminated from the tournament. That’s the harsh reality and both sides will try their level best to avoid that, and secure a semi-final berth. Looking at the strengths of the two teams, France appear to be a bit stronger in both offense and defense, and we are backing them to win 2-1 here.