Looking at Morocco vs Argentina Prediction, Morocco will host Argentina at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier on Tuesday.
Argentina will be without Messi as he has returned to Barcelona after suffering an injury. Messi returned for the first time since the 2018 World Cup. But the return of Messi was marked by a 1-3 defeat to Venezuela.
Messi must miss Morocco, but Argentina still have players like Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Tagliafico, Roberto Pereyra, Angel Correa to Paulo Dybala. In addition, Lautaro Martinez who scored the only goal against Venezuela is also ready to return to occupying the position of the Argentine spearhead.
Apart from the absence of Messi, Morocco itself cannot reduce its full strength. Judge Ziyech from the club Ajax Amsterdam, who is one of Morocco's best players at the moment, has been ruled out due to injury.
But Morocco still has other reliable players, such as Nordin Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Sofiane Boufal, Youssef En-Fashion, and defenders and captain Mehdi Benatia.
Morocco may be confident of staring at this counter-match. It's just that, Argentina seems to have a better chance without Messi on the team.
Before Venezuela's humiliation, Argentina had played six trial matches after the 2018 World Cup. As a result, Argentina won four times and only lost once, namely with a thin score against the eternal rival Brazil in Jeddah. The six matches were all played without Messi and the results were satisfying.
Morocco vs Argentina Lineup
Possible starting XI Morocco (4-2-3-1): El Kajoui; Saiss, Banoun, Benatia, Hakimi; Belhanda, Bourabia; Amrabat, Boufal, Hadraf; Enthesis.
Possible Argentine starting XI (3-4-2-1): Armani; Kannemann, Pezzella, Mercado; De Paul, Lo Celso, Pereyra, Tagliafico; Dybala, Correa; Lautaro Martinez.
Morocco vs Argentina h2h
Morocco wins: 0
Morocco Goals: 1
Argentina wins: 2
Argentina goal: 4
Morocco vs Argentina head to head
Last 2 Meetings
28-04-2004 Morocco 0-1 Argentina (Friendly)
20-04-1994 Argentina 3-1 Morocco (Friendly).
Morocco's last 5 matches
10-10-2018 Morocco 1-0 Comoros (African Cup Qualification)
16-10-2018 2-2 Comoros Morocco (African Cup Qualification)
11-16-2018 Morocco 2-0 Cameroon (African Cup Qualification)
11-20-2018 Tunisia 0-1 Morocco (Friendly)
03-03-2019 Malawi 0-0 Morocco (African Cup Qualification)
Argentina's last 5 matches
11-10-2018 Iraq 0-4 Argentina (Friendly)
16-10-2018 Argentina 0-1 Brazil (Friendly)
11-16-2018 Argentina 2-0 Mexico (Friendly)
11-20-2018 Argentina 2-0 Mexico (Friendly)
03-03-2019 Argentina 1-3 Venezuela (Friendly)
Morocco vs Argentina history
Morocco are unbeaten in their last seven matches
Morocco have always scored in six matches before a 0-0 draw against Malawi last weekend.
Morocco always lost in the previous two matches against Argentina.
There were no draws in Argentina's last five matches.
Argentina scored an average of 1.71 goals per game since the 2018 World Cup.
Final score prediction: Morocco 0-1 Argentina.