Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Morocco will look to extend their winning run to four games when they take on Sudan in the opening match of their World Cup qualifying campaign. Morocco are seen as favourites to win Group I, but they can’t afford any complacency in Thursday’s qualifier. You should bear in mind that Vahid Halilhodzic’s troops are eyeing their seventh consecutive clean sheet in all competitions.
Chelsea ace Hakim Ziyech has been left out of the squad, while Raja Casablanca’s goalkeeper Anas Zniti returns to contention. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Sevilla attacker Yousef En-Nesyri, who is likely to pose a big threat to the opposition defenders. Sudan, on the other hand, face an uphill task in their opener. The Falcons of Jediane have never defeated Morocco in a competitive match, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling The Atlas Lions’ party at Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah.
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.