Morocco and Benin will meet in the first Africa Cup of Nations 1/8 final on Friday. The Moroccans are eager to add another continental triumph to the one they achieved in 1976, while for Benin this will be their maiden participation in the knock-out stages of the tournament.
Morocco vs Benin Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Morocco||Win||4 W/ 0 D/ 0 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Benin||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 4 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
Last game between the nations: 20.08.2008 International Friendly: Morocco – Benin 3:1; Houssine Kharja36, Youssef Safri 50’(penalty), Monsef Zerka 78’; Razak Omotoyossi 38’
Last game on Moroccan soil: 20.08.2008 International Friendly: Morocco – Benin 3:1; Houssine Kharja36, Youssef Safri 50’(penalty), Monsef Zerka 78’; Razak Omotoyossi 38’
Worth mentioning: The two countries have met four times in the history so far, with Morocco not just undefeated, but also winning all of the H2H matches. The first encounter which was held back in 1992 is the only game to finish with just one goal scored, with all of the next three producing over 3,5 goals. The Moroccans managed to keep a clean sheet in each of the first three meetings, while Benin scored their first goal in the last match between the countries, which was over ten years ago.
Morocco vs Benin Stats
|As of 03.07||Last Game||Last Games||Last Games home/away|
|Morocco||Win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
|Benin||Draw||4 W/ 4 D/ 2 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Last game Morocco: 01.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: South Africa – Morocco 0:1; Moubarak Boussoufa 90’
Last game Benin: 02.07.2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Benin- Cameroon 0:0
Top performers Morocco: Moubarak Boussoufa and Youssef En Nesyri are on 1 goal each.
Top performers Benin: Mickael Pote 2 goals, Jodel Dossou 1 assist, Cebio Soukou 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2,5||BTTS||Clean Sheets|
Worth mentioning: Morocco won all of their three matches from the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and will face Benin at the last-16 stage. Each of those finished with the same scoreline of 1:0. Just one of the country’s previous five outings featured over 2,5 goals and only the same witnessed goals at both ends, as all of the other four ended in 1:0 score after the final whistle.
Benin are unbeaten in their last six matches, but were lucky to reach the knock-out stages of the competition after registering three back-to-back draws, each of the last two ending without goals. Half of the games of Benin’s unbeaten run produced over 2,5 goals and only the same encounters saw both involved nations to hit the back of the nets.
Morocco vs Benin News
Missing players Morocco: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Benin: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Morocco vs Benin Predictions
Morocco to win – 1.50 @ bet365