Morocco vs Spain: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

Morocco vs Spain: World Cup 2022 prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today

One of the surprise packages of the World Cup, Morocco, can extend their fine run at Qatar today - if they can get past former champions Spain.

While that is hardly an enviable opponent, the Atlas Lions have impressed. Into the knockout rounds for the first time since 1986, only an own goal has breached their defence thus far and few can doubt their quality going forward.

La Roja, meanwhile, endured a mixed group stage. Fantastic against Costa Rica, functional against Germany and flaky against Japan, Luis Enrique’s team still have a lot to prove.

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW MOROCCO VS SPAIN LIVE!

Into the drama of the knockouts, it looks a fascinating game.

Here’s everything you need to know..

Date, kick-off time and venue

The World Cup last-16 clash is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time on Tuesday December 6, 2022.

The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar will host.

Where to watch Morocco vs Spain

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on ITV, with coverage starting at 2pm.

Live stream: Fans can catch the game for free online via the ITVX app and ITV website.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar | Best Images and Moments

Brazil players make tribute to Pele after reports of his ill health (AFP via Getty Images)
Brazil players make tribute to Pele after reports of his ill health (AFP via Getty Images)
Croatia defeat Japan in the first penalty shootout of the 2022 World Cup (Getty Images)
Croatia defeat Japan in the first penalty shootout of the 2022 World Cup (Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham relaxes after his star dislay against Senegal (The FA via Getty Images)
Jude Bellingham relaxes after his star dislay against Senegal (The FA via Getty Images)
Aziz Behich comes within inches of completing an unlikely Australia comeback against Argentina in the last-16 (Getty Images)
Aziz Behich comes within inches of completing an unlikely Australia comeback against Argentina in the last-16 (Getty Images)
Vincent Aboubakar celebrates a famous winner for Cameroon against Brazil (AFP via Getty Images)
Vincent Aboubakar celebrates a famous winner for Cameroon against Brazil (AFP via Getty Images)
Luis Suarez stunned as his last World Cup ends in an early exit (Getty Images)
Luis Suarez stunned as his last World Cup ends in an early exit (Getty Images)
South Korea celebrate knocking out Uruguay with a last-minuter winner in the group stage (Getty Images)
South Korea celebrate knocking out Uruguay with a last-minuter winner in the group stage (Getty Images)
Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma appears to have the ball over the line before crossing it for a goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar (AP)
Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma appears to have the ball over the line before crossing it for a goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar (AP)
Germany players stand dejected at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E campaign and match v Costa Rica (AFP via Getty Images)
Germany players stand dejected at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group E campaign and match v Costa Rica (AFP via Getty Images)
England’s Marcus Rashford scores their first goal from a free kick past Wales’ Danny (REUTERS)
England’s Marcus Rashford scores their first goal from a free kick past Wales’ Danny (REUTERS)
A pitch invader runs across the field with a rainbow flag during the World Cup group H match between Portugal and Uruguay, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail (AP)
A pitch invader runs across the field with a rainbow flag during the World Cup group H match between Portugal and Uruguay, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail (AP)

Morocco vs Spain confirmed team news

Morocco XI: Bono; Mazraoui, Aguerd, Saïss, Hakimi; Amrabat, Amallah, Ounahi; Boufal, En-Nesyri, Ziyech

Spain XI: Simon; Llorente, Rodri, Laporte, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Torres, Asensio, Olmo

Morocco vs Spain prediction

The Atlas Lions are riding the crest of a wave at the moment. So strong defensively and against a Spain team not packed with goals (Costa Rica game aside), pulling off a shock cannot be ruled out.

Morocco to win 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Morocco wins: 0

Draws: 1

Spain wins: 2

Morocco vs Spain latest odds

Morocco to win: 11/2

Draws: 11/4

Spain to win: 6/10

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.