World Cup Morocco vs Portugal predictions: Same Game Parlay picks at +2168 odds - Fernandes can inspire Portugal to narrow victory

Nov 28, 2022; Lusail, Qatar; Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo (7) shoots on goal against Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez (11) during the second half of the group stage match in the 2022 World Cup at Lusail Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports
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Morocco is the most surprising of the 8 World Cup quarterfinalists and, after a shock penalty-shootout success against Spain in the round of 16, the Atlas Lions are hoping to upset Portugal in the last 8. A win for the Moroccans would see them become the 1st African team to reach the semifinals of a World Cup but Portugal is in intimidating form after its crushing 6-1 victory against last-16 opponents Switzerland.

We’ve come up with a Morocco vs Portugal Same Game Parlay, which has a payout at +2168 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook at the time of publishing.

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Portugal ML & under 3.5 goals (+102)

Bruno Fernandes anytime goalscorer (+240)

Sofyan Amrabat to be booked (+230)

Same Game Parlay odds: +2168

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Portugal ML & under 3.5 goals (+102)

Portugal coach Fernando Santos made the big call to bench Cristiano Ronaldo against Switzerland and his decision paid off handsomely as the Iberians eased to a 6-1 win in the round of 16.

The Swiss defense, switching to an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation, allowed Portugal’s flair players plenty of space but Morocco, with 7 shutouts in their last 8 matches, is likely to make life more difficult for Santos’s men.

However, the Atlas Lions have fitness concerns over a couple of key members of their defensive unit, Romain Saiss and Nayef Aguerd, and Portugal looks capable of edging a low-scoring encounter in normal time.

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Bruno Fernandes anytime goalscorer (+240)

With veteran star Ronaldo likely to miss out on a place in the starting 11 again, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes should take Portugal’s penalties and free-kicks against Morocco.

Fernandes is having an excellent tournament, claiming 3 assists and scoring both goals in a hard-fought 2-0 Group H win over Uruguay, and he could be the man to unlock Morocco’s tough defense.

He was denied a hat-trick against the Uruguayans when a shot in added time hit the post and he will be eager to get on the scoresheet after missing out on a goal in the rout of Switzerland.

Sofyan Amrabat to be booked (+230)

Morocco had less than 25% of possession in the 120 goalless minutes against Spain earlier this week and it could be a similar story against a technically gifted Portugal team.

The Moroccan midfielders will be expected to break up Portugal’s rhythm in the middle of the park and the impressive Sofyan Amrabat could end up crossing the disciplinary line.

Amrabat was booked in 7 of his last 10 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina before the World Cup and he was also shown a yellow card in Morocco’s Group F opener against Croatia, another team with an excellent midfield.

He has played every minute of the campaign for Morocco so it would be no surprise if he ended up in the referee’s notebook after a tired tackle.

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