USA welcomes Morocco to TQL Stadium in Cincinnati Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the USA vs. Morocco odds and lines, and make our best USMNT bets, picks and predictions.
Both clubs will be using this as a tune-up match for the 2022 World Cup which is set to take place in Qatar, starting in November.
The USMNT is in Group B with Iran and England along with one of Ukraine, Scotland or Wales. Morocco is in an extremely difficult Group F with Belgium, Croatia and Canada.
USA will have many of its big-name players like F Christian Pulisic for this match, while star M Weston McKennie is only expected to play 20 minutes.
The USMNT comes in ranked 15th in FIFA Men’s Rankings, and the 24th ranked Morocco should provide a good matchup. F Youssef En-Nesyri has 12 career national team goals for the visiting side and is the team’s most lethal attacking option.
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USMNT vs. Morocco odds, lines, picks and predictions
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Money line: USA +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Morocco +295 (bet $100 to win $295) | Draw +215
Over/Under: 2.5 (O: +130 | U: -175)
USA 2, Morocco 1
Money line (ML)
LEAN USA (+100).
The United States Men’s National Team has won 7 straight games in its home country. A 2-0 win against 9th-ranked Mexico is included in those results.
Morocco has never lost to USA, but this isn’t the same caliber of team it’s used to. The most recent game Morocco played against a high-level opponent was a 2-1 loss to Egypt earlier this year where it’s only marker came on a penalty shot in the 7th minute.
Morocco was 6-0-0 with a +19 goal differential in Group I play in CAF qualifying. Again, the competition wasn’t quite at the level the USA will be playing with.
Given the USMNT’s record in domestic-played games along with the extremely talented roster they’re gearing up to play with at the World Cup, I expect them to play with pace and competence.
BET OVER 2.5 (+130).
The USMNT is starting Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman which isn’t exactly a quick center-back combo. Miles Robinson will be out for the foreseeable future with an injury which is certainly not ideal. He’s played a key role defensively as of late.
Then, you have players like Pulisic and the talented F Jesus Ferreira expected to get a good chunk of minutes. M Tyler Adams should also be able to play with pace.
Morocco allowed just a few goals in qualifying and is led defensively by PSG D Achraf Hakimi Mouh. He has 8 goals in 48 contests. En-Nesyri could play impactful minutes as well.
It’s the riskier side, but considering who the USMNT is starting and then the threat combination of talent Morocco showed in the CAF qualifying, I expect to see a plethora of goals in Cincinnati.
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