World Cup Group F Betting Tips & Guide

Grace Crispin

World Cup Group F Betting Tips & Guide

With only one more domestic league game to play, the 2022 Qatar World Cup inches closer and closer. Official squad announcements have started to give fans an idea as to how this competition may play out - that’s if they can prevent any more injuries.

Group F may be one of the closest in terms of qualification for the later rounds, with Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia all aiming to make it to the Round of 16.

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Belgium

Belgium make their 14th appearance in a World Cup in Qatar, and look to finally make a World Cup Final after their close calls in recent campaigns.

Belgium earned their qualification through winning UEFA Group E, which consisted of Wales, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Belarus. In the eight games the Red Devils played, Belgium won six and drew the other two, winning the group unbeaten. These games included an 8 - 0 thrashing of Belarus and a 3 - 1 comeback win over Wales.

Roberto Martinez’s men have made an impressive number of appearances in the World Cup, competing in the first-ever competition in Uruguay in 1930. However, Belgium had to wait 40 years to get their first win at the World Cup. Since then, Belgium has continuously improved at the World Cup, with their ‘Golden Generation’ finishing third in the 2018 Russia World Cup.

This ‘Golden Generation’, under the management of Roberto Martinez, will be hoping to go all the way this time. However, this may depend on how fit their squad is. Injuries to Eden Hazard and poor form for Romelu Lukaku may affect Belgium’s performance. Though the presence of Kevin de Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois may counteract this, and give Belgium a good shot at winning.

Canada

Canada look to make an impression in Qatar in only their second-ever appearance at a World Cup and their first since Mexico in 1986 - though they have secured automatic qualification for 2026 as co-hosts.

Canada had to go through two rounds of qualification for the World Cup. First was the CONCACAF Second Round where they were drawn against Haiti. Canada dispatched Haiti 1 - 0 in the first leg and 3 - 0 in the second leg.

The Third Round had a more traditional qualification group format. Canada finished top of the group that consisted of Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras. In the 14 games, Canada won eight, drew four and lost only twice, topping the group on goal difference over Mexico. A tough 1 - 1 draw with Mexico and an impressive 2 - 1 win over Mexico were the highlights of Canada’s qualifying.

With big stars like Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies and Lille’s Jonathan David, Canada could be a real threat in Group F.

Morocco

Morocco will play in their sixth-ever World Cup this year in Qatar, and will hope to progress out of the group despite the tough draw.

Morocco sought their qualification via the CAF Third Round, where they were drawn against the Democratic Republic of Congo. The tie was level at 1 - 1 after the first leg, but Morocco turned on the style for the second leg. Walid Regragui’s side won the second leg 4 - 1, with two goals from Ounahi and goals from Tissoudali and Hakimi.

The furthest that Morocco have ever reached at a World Cup is the Round of 16 back at Mexico in 1986. Despite some of the rising stars of the Canadian team and the established dominance of Belgium and Croatia, Morocco aren’t the lowest-ranked team in the group. Morocco are ranked 22nd by FIFA, 19 places ahead of Canada.

Big players for Morocco include Achraf Hakimi who currently plays his football for PSG and Romain Saiss who plays in the Premier League with Wolves. However, most notably, with the change of manager from Vahid Halilhodzic to Regragui means that Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech may return to the Morocco team to help them in Group F.

Croatia

Croatia only became a FIFA member and therefore eligible to qualify for the World Cup in 1998, but is looking to finally take home the big prize in Qatar.

Croatia qualified for Qatar via UEFA Group H which consisted of Croatia, Russia (who were later suspended), Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Croatia topped Group H, winning seven, drawing twice and losing just once in ten games, securing top place by just one point over Russia.

Croatia have a particularly good record at the World Cup, despite only competing in five campaigns. Their two best runs include a third-place finish in their first-ever World Cup at the 1998 France World Cup and then their Runners-up finish at the 2018 Russian World Cup, where they lost their first-ever World Cup Final 4 - 2 to France.

With big hitters like Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Ivan Perisic, Croatia could cause real problems, not only in Group F but in the competition further down the line if they progress.