Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick secured a point for Portugal against Spain in their opening World Cup match on Friday but now their attentions turn to Morocco.
The African nation conceded an injury time winner to Iran in their first match of the tournament and face a tough task to get anything from a Portugal side who will still be buoyed by Ronaldo’s sublime late free kick last week.
It is, therefore, little surprise that Wednesday’s dabble of the day is dominated by Fernando Santos’ men and features four markets combined into one bet – something which ordinarily cannot be done.
dabblebet are offering 20/1 (21.0) on Ronaldo to score and Portugal to do all of the following: win to nil, score two or more goals and have eight or more corners. £20 max stake, T&Cs apply .
After netting just three World Cup goals in his previous three tournaments combined, Ronaldo finally shone on the biggest international stage by netting a hat-trick and looks set to continue in the same vain.
Morocco didn’t concede a goal in the final stage of African qualifying but they have kept just two clean sheets in their last six matches in total, and they have conceded 10 goals in their last six matches at the World Cup.
What’s more, the Atlas Lions have lost six of their last eight matches in this tournament and Portugal will take heart from the fact that they failed to score against Iran despite having several good chances.
The Europeans, meanwhile, have scored two or more goals in each of their last 10 games to the tune of 18 goals in total – including a recent 3-0 win over Morocco’s neighbours Algeria.
Whilst Portugal managed just four corners against Spain last week, they also only had 34 per cent of the ball. They are likely to see double that on Wednesday and should also take plenty of corners as a result.