BELGIUM look to secure their place in the Round of 16 when they come up against Morocco.

The Red Devils’ golden generation looks nearing it’s end, with them underperforming in the recent major tournaments.


How Belgium lined up against Canada
How Belgium lined up against Canada

Despite a lacklustre performance, Belgium were able to come up with a win in their last outing against Canada.

Roberto Martinez’s side will look to capitalise further on their three points as he hopes to secure a place in the knockout rounds with dreams of bringing home Belgium’s first major trophy.

In their way stands a Morocco side who also failed to impress in their opener with Croatia.

SunSport takes looks ahead to the match, giving our scoreline prediction.

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How are they getting on?

Belgium: The European outfit came through their opening game with Canada unscathed yet looked poor whilst doing so.

Thibaut Courtois’ early penalty save allowed Michy Batshuayi’s strike before half time be the decider.

Read full Belgium vs Morocco match report…

Morocco: Walid Regragui’s men managed to hold the 2018 runners up to a goalless draw.

The tight defensive block of the African nation proved hard to break down but their lack of final product up top resulted in a stalemate at the final whistle.

Read full Morocco vs Croatia match report…

How Morocco lined up against Croatia
How Morocco lined up against Croatia


Any injuries to worry about?

Belgium: All-time top scorer Romelu Lukaku could feature after missing out against Canada due to a thigh injury suffered at the end of October.

However the Inter Milan striker could face competition from fellow striker Batshuayi after netting in the previous game.

Morocco: Star man Achraf Hakimi could miss out due to suffering a thigh injury against Croatia.

Regragui’s problems worsen as potential replacement for Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui was stretchered off in their opener due to a hip injury.

Who will be the star men?

Belgium: Man of the match winner in their previous game, Kevin De Bruyne, will be the man most likely to create something for Belgium.

Although he was critical of his performance against Canada, his passing ability could hold the key to unlocking the defence of Morocco.

Morocco: With their star man Hakimi set to miss out on the match, Moroccan eyes will be on Hakim Ziyech for a moment of magic.

The Atlas Lions will also look to Youssef En-Nesyri to nick a goal and a potential upset.

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What’s the head to head?

The national sides have come head to head on three occasions, with Belgium having the bragging rights by winning twice.

It was Morocco who finished on top in the last outing between the teams however, as the African nation was on the right side of a 4-1 victory back in 2008.

SunSport prediction

Belgium 2 Morocco 0

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