Morocco caused the only surprise of the Round of 16 odds wise when they knocked Spain out in a penalty shoot-out. Their reward? A Quarter-Final clash with a Portugal side who benched Ronaldo and ran rampant over a Swiss side that didn’t know what had hit them. As always we take a look at some of the most popular betting markets and prices ahead of the game according to the latest Betfred odds…

It has not exactly been the year of Cristiano Ronaldo has it? Once seen as the best player on the planet, his influence is on the wane and the decision to bench him for the Swiss game was swiftly vindicated as his replacement Goncalo Romas bagged a hat-trick.

The 21 year-old introduced himself on the world stage by being the first player in 32 years to score three times in a World Cup knockout game. For the record he’s 33/1 to do the same on Saturday afternoon if you fancy it. Ronaldo is 28/1 for a hat-trick but I’m not feeling it will get half as much betting interest as his young replacement.

We’ve added plenty of new player prop bets that are available around 24-48 hours before kick-off including tackles, assists and Shots on Target. You can check out all our latest prices for this one via the Latest Morocco vs Portugal Odds button below.

Latest Morocco vs Portugal Odds

To make the last eight is a testament to the coaching and skill of the Moroccan staff and players. They have been extremely miserly defensively since Walid Refragui took the job for the second time and in fact, no opposition player has scored against them since he took over the reins.

Only an own goal against Canada stops them from being able to say they haven’t conceded a goal in his second spell. Heck, they didn’t even let Spain score one in the penalty shoot-out. That is quite the feat.

This has all the hallmarks of a low-scoring game and the Over 2.5 goals has been set at 11/10 with the BTTS trading at the same price.

World Cup Betting Odds

When it comes to the straight Match Result market then I’m a little bit surprised to see Portugal as low as 4/6. I would have expected them to be nearer the Evens mark. They did take Switzerland apart from until that game, they had failed to really hit their stride. The draw at 11/4 looks far more inviting with Morocco a 5/1 shot to win the game in normal time.

We’ve already touched on the goalscorer markets but when it comes to the simple anytime prices, Ronaldo is still the favourite despite the likelihood that he won’t start the game. The 37 year-old is 11/10 to find the back of the net with Ramos a 11/8 shot. Hakim Ziyech has had a good tournament and the 5/1 on him scoring will certainly interest a few. The Chelsea forward is also 3/1 to have 2+ Shots on Target.

The shortest prices in the Correct Score markets are Portugal winning 0-1 (5/1), 0-2 (6/1) along with the 1-1 (6/1) and 0-0 Draws (13/2). That final scoreline of 0-0 wouldn’t shock me in the slightest. If Portugal play as well as they did in their Round of 16 match then they have every chance of winning the game in 90 minutes but Morocco will frustrate them and make it difficult.

*All prices correct at the time of writing.

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