Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
After defeating Sudan 2-0 in their opener, Morocco will look to overtake Guinea Bissau in top position in Group I when the two teams face each other at Stade Moulay Abdallah on Wednesday evening. Despite struggling to find his best form with Chelsea in the Premier League, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Sevilla attacker Youssef En-Nesyri as Hakim Ziyech refuses to play for the national team under Vahid Halilhodzic.
Guinea Bissau, on the other hand, aim to build on a 4-2 win over Sudan where Al-Shoalah attacker Piqueti scored a brace. Morocco defenders should have the 28-year-old at bay, but seeing that Vahid Halilhodzic’s troops are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed from the trip to Rabat. This will be the first meeting between the two national teams in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Achraf Lazaar):
Achraf Lazaar was born in Casablanca, Morocco on January 22, 1992, but he moved to Italy with his parents in 2003. The left-footed footballer began his youth career at Raja Casablanca and he joined Varese’s youth academy in 2009.
Lazaar made his debut for the senior team in 2012. He made 37 league appearances for Varese, but he did not find the net during his spell at the Stadio Franco Ossola outfit. In January 2014 he signed a contract with Palermo and he has been playing for the Sicilian outfit ever since.Lazaar plays as a left back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left back as well. Seeing that he was unable to play for Italy, the Palermo footballer decided to represent Morocco on the international stage. He made his Morocco debut on 23 may, 2014 in a friendly against Mozambique. Morocco recorded a routine 4-0 win over Mozambique back then. Achraf Lazaar has a contract with Palermo which expires on 30 June, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Guinea Bissau):
Guinea-Bissau are an African football team that is controlled by Federacao de Futebol de Guine-Bissau. The Djutrus have never participated in the World Cup finals, but they did well to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Guinea-Bissau impressed in their qualifying group, with the team finishing the process in top position, leaving the likes of Congo, Zambia and Kenya behind them in Group E. The team play their home games at Estadio 24 de Setembro and Estadio Lino Correia and the colour of their home kit is red. Guinea-Bissau play their away matches in green shirts and green shorts. The likes of Edson Ricardo Nunes Correia Silva, Gerso Fernandes, Lassana Camara, Almami Moreira, Bocundji Ca, Eridson, Luciano Teixeira and Esmael Goncalves are some of Guinea-Bissau’s most notable players.
The Djutrus recorded their biggest win against Benin (7-2) on 3 November, 2001, while they suffered their biggest loss against Mali (1-6) in 1997. Guinea-Bissau played under the name of Portuguese Guinea in the past.