Morocco and Ghana serve up the first heavyweight meeting of the Africa Cup of Nations as the tournament favourites face off in round one of the group stages and a guide on what to expect from this mouth-watering clash can be found in this Morocco vs Ghana prediction article.
Our Top Morocco vs Ghana prediction
Judging by the Morocco vs Ghana odds, the game promises to be an enthralling affair with two very capable teams battling it out for supremacy. Morocco are well-rounded in every department and we cannot envisage any other outcome than a win for them.
Morocco vs Ghana – Match Preview
Morocco prepare for the challenge of Ghana at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on Monday.
Morocco vs Ghana – Teams Previews
Following an unbeaten qualifying campaign which yielded 14 points and five clean sheets from six games, Morocco secured their berth at the AFCON by finishing top of Group E.
Seeking their second-ever title and a first since 1976, the Atlas Lions have drawn alongside Comoros, Gabon and Ghana in Group C of this year’s event.
Vahid Halilhodzic’s men were on a run of 12 consecutive wins across all competitions before losing on penalties to eventual winners Algeria in the last eight of the FIFA Arab Cup.
Off the back of a round-of-16 exit in the 2019 edition, Morocco will be looking to enjoy a deeper run into the latter stages of the tournament this time.
Hakim Ziyech was once again omitted from the squad and the Chelsea winger is yet to feature since falling out with head coach Halilhodzic.
Barcelona forward Abdessamad Ezzalzouli has been one of the breakout stars at the Camp Nou this term and has subsequently been rewarded with a national-team call up.
Predicted lineup; Yassine Bounou; Achraf Hakimu, Romain Saiss, Adam Masina, Nayef Aguerd; Ayman Barkok, Sofiane Amrabat, Imran Loza; Sofiane Boufal, Ryan Mmaee, Ayoub El Kaabi
Ghana also wasted no time in securing a ticket to Africa’s biggest football tournament after picking up 13 of a possible 18 points during the qualifiers.
The Black Stars have won the competition on four previous occasions but their last triumph came 40 years ago.
After exiting in the round of 16 three years ago which was their worst finish since 2006, Milovan Rajevac’s men will be eager to get started on a winning note, albeit against a very strong opposition.
Roma forward Felix Afena-Gyan and Salis Abdul Samed were the two players to have suffered the disappointment of being left out of Rajevac’s final squad after initially making the initial provisional 30-man list.
With 40 international goals between them, the Ayew brothers have both been called up and will be tasked with leading the line.
Predicted lineup; Jojo Wollacott; Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, Alexander Djiku, Andy Yiadom; Mubarak Wakaso, Thomas Partey, Mohammed Kudus; Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Kamaldeen Suleymana
The Morocco vs Ghana odds for all possible match results are as follows:
*Odds from Bet9ja, correct as at the time of publishing
Morocco vs Ghana Head to head stats
Matches played: 9
Morocco Won: 4
Ghana Won: 2
Last June’s friendly between the teams was the first meeting since 2008 and a first victory for Morocco in four outings.
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