MOR vs BNI Dream 11 Team: Benin look to continue their rampant unprecedented spree as they take on Morocco in one of the biggest matches of their footballing life
Morocco Vs Benin Round Of 16 AFCON Best Dream 11 Team
The ascendancy of countries like Benin is always pleasing to see and the way the side have showcased their abilities in this edition of the Africa Cup Of Nations has been a delight to see. Shutting out Cameroon and Ghana with an extremely resolute and rigid backline guiding them to a third place finish in Group F, Benin today take on Morocco as they look to pull off another improbable result.
Things aren’t going to be as easy for Benin in today’s encounter though. Although the determination, grit and valour of their side can’t be doubted, Morocco are one of the best teams in the frontier tournament. Topping Group D with the three wins, all 1-0 results in their favour, the side are yet to be beaten in the tournament and will be looking to continue that spree come today night’s encounter.
It’s a match which promises to be an extremely closely contested and tight match with both these sides regaling us in some terrific defending. Expect the margin of the win to be extremely small with fine margins coming to play in this cliff-hanger. At the end of the day, it’s going to be all about which side is more clinical infront of goal and latches onto the few opportunities which fall their way.
A tutelage on how to keep yourselves alive in matches by imbedding a solid foundation in the backline, Benin have been extremely resilient when it comes to shutting sides down. They have kept two cleansheets in their three encounters, refusing to lose shape and showing immense cohesion to keep their formation intact throughout the 90 minutes.
And it’s this narrative which is bound to cause massive problems to a Morocco side who have found it tough to score a hefty amount of goals, hanging onto small leads in all of their three matches. However when it comes to sheer quality, they have some worldclass players in the side, names who know what it takes to succeed at the big stage and they’ll guide their side to a win today.
Goal-Keeper for MOR vs BNI Dream 11
We are going to opt for Benin’s Saturnin Allagbe due to the save points which he’s bound to amass in this encounter. He’s pulled off some terrific saves along with the regulation ones, a reliable player with the gloves and his role is going to be extremely important today if Benin are going to put on a fight today.
Defenders for MOR vs BNI Dream 11
With just the two goals scored in their three matches, both coming in the single encounter, the possibility of Benin scoring this one looks extremely unlikely. Morocco have registered three cleansheets and given the nature of their opponent, another one looks extremely likely today.
Given that, we have gone for plethora of defenders from Morocco with Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi and Romain Saiss all coming in. Saiss in particular offers an attacking threat as well with the Wolverhampton man more than well versed on how to perform in difficult situations and lead his backline to a fruitful performance. Centreback Mehdi Benatia comes in as well as we opt for the entire 4 man backline from the side.
Midfielders for MOR vs BNI Dream 11
Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech is the first player we have included in this facet. His performances for Ajax in the 2018-19 season saw him become a transfer candidate for Arsenal and we see him putting on a good show today. Younes Belhanda will accompany him to complete the options from Morocco here.
We have compensated ourselves with the Benin players over here, opting for their CDMs to come in and give us the tackling points. Jordan Adeoti and Mama Seibou are going to be quissential to their side’s chances today with their ability to screen the backline and thwart attacking moves bound to play a vital role for their side today. Stephane Sessegnon completes the trio from the country.
Strikers for MOR vs BNI Dream 11
Facing a serious dearth of strikers, Morocco’s Youssef En Nesyri has done extremely well to grab the initiative and take the onus on himself to deliver decisive goals for his side throughout. If he’s going to find himself on the scoresheet once again, he’ll need to scour his way impressively past Benin’s CBs and we see him doing so.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Roman Saiss has been chosen as our captain while we have opted for Ziyech as the vice-captain.
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019
Match: Morocco Vs Benin Round Of 16
Date And Time: 5th July, Friday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Al-Salam Stadium