Group F 2022 World Cup Best Bets for November 27: Canada Can Make a Statement and Cash Some Tickets

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Belgium's forward #24 Lois Openda fights for the ball with Canada's midfielder #21 Jonathan Osorio during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match on November 23, 2022. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Join us for our second round of expert analysis and betting picks for the World Cup Group F fixtures.   

With only one goal scored in Group F, it’s been the most lackluster group in the competition thus far. However, Canada was the most impressive of all four teams, despite suffering defeat to Belgium. Can they prevail against former World Cup finalists Croatia?     

Read on for this week’s Group F World Cup picks, soccer analysis, and free Qatar betting preview for the fixtures involving Belgium vs. Morocco and Croatia vs. Canada.

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Belgium vs. Morocco  

Sunday, November 27, 2022 – 08:00 AM EST at Al Thumama Stadium     

World Cup 2022 Trends & Team form  

  • Belgium has avoided defeat in 51 of their previous 59 games in all competitions  
  • Morocco scores an average of 2.00 goals in their away games in all competitions 
  • Belgium has scored 1 goal in their previous 4 matches  

Will Belgium Break the Group F Conservatism?                                         

Group F remains the lowest scoring from the opening games as one goal was scored by all of the teams competing combined. Belgium was fortunate to receive this goal, but a young Canadian squad notably outplayed them overall.  

Belgium will now go against Morocco, and with four consecutive games where the golden generation have scored just one goal, we could expect another one and done as we did in their previous World Cup meeting with the Maple Leafs.   

Will Morocco Alter History?                                       

Belgium has never lost a World Cup meeting to an African nation. Still, Morocco head coach Walid Regragui will be hoping his speedy wingers can out-run and outwork the senior Belgium squad as Canada did – but this time, with a goal!  

Despite their opening 0-0 bore draw with Croatia, we can't overlook this Moroccan unit, especially when they're boasting such talent as Youssef En-Nesyri and Hakim Ziyech.  

Betting Pick and Prediction 

The available World Cup odds at Bookmakers Review have placed Belgium as a slight betting favorite. Still, I was underwhelmed with their performance against Canada and wouldn't be surprised if Morocco could pull the upset.  

The under 2.5 goals look like an excellent betting position to be in for this game; with Morroco's eagerness and Belgium's passive attitude, I don't expect many goals.  

Score Prediction: Belgium 1 - Morocco 0 

Soccer Pick: Under 2.5 goals (+100) [1u wager returns 1u] at Bookmaker (visit our Bookmaker Review)

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Croatia vs. Canada

Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 11:00 AM EST at Khalifa International Stadium     

World Cup 2022 Trends & Team form  

  • Under 2.5 goals has landed in Croatia's previous 3 games in all competitions  
  • Croatia has won just 1 of their previous 6 World Cup meetings  

Flamboyant Canadians Can Deliver the Goods                                         

They failed to score a goal or even grab a point, but the Maple Leafs looked very impressive and well-prepared to fight Belgium in their World Cup opening fixture. With a shot count at 22-9 in favor of the Great White North, their heads should be held high when meeting with Croatia because Belgium was extremely lucky to nab a goal. 

John Herdman's men delivered an emphatic 90 minutes of soccer, and their consistent attacking pressure showed glimpses of greatness. When facing a Croatian side that looked lifeless in their game versus Morocco, I like Canada's chance of causing an upset.  

Croatia Aren't the Same                                         

Croatia reached the finals of the 2018 World Cup, but that robust fighting squad we saw four years ago wasn't present in their matchday one outing. Yes, they're strong defensively, having kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 6 games, but they've been less than desirable in the final third.  

Croatia was impressive at the UEFA Nations League, beating Denmark, France, and Austria. Still, going on their efforts versus Morocco, I don't see a team that has the potential of reaching the latter stage of this tournament.    

Betting Pick and Prediction 

The available World Cup odds at Bookmakers Review expect Croatia to win as Canada is +340 to win at some sportsbooks; however, this could be the Maple Leafs coming out game, and I believe they want it more.  

I expect Canada to provide the World Cup with another "shocking" victory on Sunday, but we'll keep our betting prediction conservative with a point spread on the underdogs.   

Score Prediction: Croatia 0 - Canada 1 

Soccer Pick: Canada +0.5 (-132) [1.22u wager returns 1u] at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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