2022 World Cup Group F Breakdown and Best Bets

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The countdown is on for the world’s most prestigious sporting event, and we’re aiming to beat the bookie at this year’s World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The Qatar betting odds are available; join us as we break down the best FIFA World Cup 2022 bets and predictions for Group F that will feature Belgium, Croatia, Canada, and Morocco.

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World Cup 2022 Group F Teams and Odds

World Cup 2022 Group F Schedule

Wednesday, November 23

  • Morocco vs. Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; 5 a.m. EDT)
  • Belgium vs. Canada (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 2 p.m. EDT)

Sunday, November 27

  • Belgium vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 8 a.m. EDT)
  • Croatia vs. Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; 11 a.m. EDT)

Thursday, December 1

  • Canada vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 10 a.m. EDT)
  • Croatia vs. Belgium (Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10 a.m. EDT)

Monday, December 5

  • Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; 10 a.m. EDT)

Tuesday, December 6

  • Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10 a.m. EDT)


World Cup 2022 Group F Best Bets

Group F Pick: Belgium/Netherlands - Tournament Matchups - Netherlands to Advance Further (-120) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Belgium/Netherlands - Tournament Matchups - Netherlands to Advance Further (-120)
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Group F Pick: Belgium vs. Morocco - Under 2.5 Goals (-107) at BetOnline

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Group F Pick: Belgium vs. Morocco Under 2.5 Goals
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Group F Pick: Croatia to Win Group F (+240) at BetOnline

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Croatia to Win Group F (+240)
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Group F Pick:  + ½ Point Spread vs. Morocco (-147) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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+ ½ Point Spread vs. Morocco (-147)
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World Cup 2022 Group F Breakdown: Belgium

Belgium is no longer the No.1 ranked team in the world, but #2 isn't bad for a squad that hasn't won a major competition since the 1970s. Brazil has knocked the Belgians of the top spot in the rankings, and the sportsbooks have faltered to adjust their World Cup outright betting prices, as the widely regarded golden generation is nowhere to be seen as a top contender to win it all. Can the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku finally take this squad all the way?

Recent history would suggest otherwise. Despite the elite-level talent residing in this Belgian squad, Roberto Martinez has struggled to put his stamp on the international stage. Belgium sailed out of the Euro 2020 quarter-finals and was also defeated in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals. They undoubtedly have a chance of reaching the latter stages of this tournament, but we believe they lack the self-belief to win it all as a soccer pick.

Belgium has additionally been placed in a complex group with a selection of sleeper teams that could cause an upset. During the UEFA Nations League tournament, Wales and the Netherlands equally gave the Red Devils a reason to worry. In their current form, Morocco looks primed to make like difficult for Martinez's men in the final third.

The under 2.5 goals market on Belgium vs. Morocco looks valuable when PSG's robust full-back Achraf Hakimi will lead the Moroccans back line. And following their abysmal display in back-to-back meetings with the Netherlands at this year's Nations League competition, which finished with an aggregate score of 5-1. A -120 price tag on the Dutch squad to go further than Belgium in this competition is a wager we can get behind.


World Cup 2022 Group F Breakdown: Croatia

Croatia pulled through as the ultimate underdog at France 2018 when reaching the World Cup finals. They, unfortunately, lost to the competition's host nation, France, but reaching the penultimate stage of the competition was surprising, let alone the final.

Many are still doubting the Croatians because they bowed out of the Euro 2020 competition during the Round of 16; however, they haven't lost a game since their Euro Round of 16 battle with Spain, and a 5-3 scoreline epitomizes the grit and determination that's required to overcome this squad.

Their World Cup 2022 qualifying efforts were also reminiscent of that 2018 finals squad, breezing through the competition with ease.

And most recently, they exacted revenge on the team that shattered their World Cup 2018 dreams and defeated France 1-0 while holding them 1-1 in the reverse fixture.

Croatia's Star

Real Madrid's veteran midfielder Luka Modric has remained the team's backbone, despite being 37 years old.

This could be his final World Cup, and there's no better way to hang up the international boots than by topping Group F ahead of the expected favorites, Belgium.

Priced at +240, backing Croatia to win this group is a price we can't ignore. It will only take one mistake by the Belgium team, and we guarantee the Croatians will be breathing down their neck.


World Cup 2022 Group F Breakdown: Canada

Thirty-six years of hope, the Canadian soccer team finally returns to the big stage after an impressive CONCACAF qualification campaign. Having outplayed the USA and Mexico during their World Cup qualifiers, Canada topped the standings and is one of the youngest and most promising squads in this year's competition.

Coach John Herdman enters Qatar, creating his own piece of history, as he'll be the first manager to lead the women's and men's teams to a World Cup competition.

Making it through the Round of 16 won't be easy, and Canada's best hope of gaining three points will be against the Moroccan squad.

For this reason, and because the Great White North displayed such poise against top American sides, expecting Herdman and co. to overcome Morocco or at least claim a draw is worth the -147 price presented with the + ½ handicap.


World Cup 2022 Group F Breakdown: Morocco

Morocco is undoubtedly one of the strongest squads to stem from the African continent and will arrive in Qatar with an abundance of star power that could shake up Group F. It will be the nation's sixth appearance at the World Cup finals, but notably the first time that coach Vahid Halilhodzic leads the pack.

Morocco advanced to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in early 2022 but was eliminated by the eventual finalist Egypt.

This talented squad will heavily rely on Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi, and we should expect a robust defense when he's alongside former Southampton man Sofaine Boufal. And we shouldn't neglect the attacking talent of Hatayspor's leading goalscorer Ayoub Al Kaabi, whose been a potent threat in the final third while playing in the Turkish Super Lig.

I don't expect a world-beating performance from Morocco, but as their recent history suggests, they aren't frail in defense and have the strength to keep conceded goals at a minimum. For this reason, backing the under 2.5 goals in most of their matchups isn't a lousy betting proposal for long-term gains in this tournament.

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