The Atlas Lions are enjoying an incredible campaign in Qatar and have reached the last eight for the very first time after a stunning penalty shootout upset of Spain, and also topping a tough Group F ahead of European giants Croatia and Belgium.
They face another massive test to reach the semi-finals, with Portugal turning in arguably the most impressive display of the World Cup so far against Switzerland on Tuesday.
After Fernando Santos made the huge decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo following his antics against South Korea, replacement Goncalo Ramos of Benfica destroyed Murat Yakin’s team with a stylish hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition that rivalled - and probably surpassed - only Brazil’s dominance seen so far.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Morocco vs Portugal is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off today, Saturday December 10, 2022.
The match will take place at Al Thumama Stadium in Qatar.
Where to watch Morocco vs Portugal
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on ITV, with coverage beginning at 2pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX app and ITV website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Morocco vs Portugal team news
Morocco XI (4-3-3): Bono; Hakimi, Yamiq, Saiss, Attiat-Allah; Amrabat, Amallah, Ounahi; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal.
Portugal XI (4-2-3-1): Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Otavio; Silva, Fernandes, Felix; Ramos.
Morocco vs Portugal prediction
It has been an incredible showing from Morocco so far and their performances will certainly live long in the memory.
Spain, Belgium and Canada have all been brushed aside by Walid Regragui’s talented outfit, with Croatia held in a campaign that will never be forgotten.
They will no doubt revel in another opportunity to thrive as big underdogs, but this is surely likely to prove a step too far.
Portugal looked outstanding against the usually-solid Swiss after an inconsistent World Cup so far, with Ronaldo’s dropping seeming to galvanise the squad, who were utterly sensational.
Portugal to win, 2-0.
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Head to head (h2h) history and results
The only two previous meetings between these two nations have come at World Cups, with Morocco winning 3-1 in Mexico in 1986 before Portugal won 1-0 in Russia four years ago, with an early Ronaldo goal knocking their opponents out of the tournament at the group stage.
Portugal wins: 1
Morocco wins: 1
Morocco vs Portugal match odds
Morocco to qualify: 5/2
Portugal to qualify: 2/7
Draw (90 mins): 5/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).