The 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia begin their campaign in Qatar with a clash against Morocco on Wednesday. Luka Modric and Co. are in excellent form heading into the tournament, having won each of their last five matches.
But their African opponents are looking strong, too, having gone five unbeaten in recent months.
Morocco vs Croatia latest odds
Croatia are slight favourites to get the win in their first game of the tournament and are offered at 21/20(2.05) with bet365 to claim a win.
Morocco for their part can be backed at 14/5 (3.80) with the draw offered at 11/5 (3.20).
Morocco vs Croatia first goal scorer odds
Andrej Kramaric has scored three Bundesliga goals for Hoffenheim this season and is the favourite to get the first goal of the game at 11/2 (6.50) while team-mate Ante Budimir can be backed at 6/1 (7.00).
Morocco star Hakim Ziyech is offered at 17/2 (9.50), the same price as Youssef En-Nesyri.
Morocco vs Croatia preview
Morocco qualified for the tournament in Qatar with a perfect record, having won all six of their matches and then getting a 5-2 aggregate victory in the play-offs against Congo.
They boast some quality players they hope will give them a good chance of progressing beyond the group stage for the first time for the first time since 1986.
However, for this game they will have to do without Abdelhamid Sabiri and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli as both players are injured.
Croatia, meanwhile, are looking to put together another excellent campaign after going all the way to the final last time out.
They have a slight advantage, too, given coach Zlatko Dalic has no injury concerns to deal with heading into this game.
Morocco vs Croatia tips and predictions
Bookmakers are not expecting many goals in this game, but at a healthy price of 21/20 (2.05) backing both teams to score may be worth a bet.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.