What: Morocco v Croatia, World Cup
When: 10:00, Wednesday 23rd November
How to watch: ITV1
The classy North Africans rolled the dice in September by replacing the unpopular Vahid Halilhodzic (who had got them to Qatar) with the unheralded Walid Regragui.
It was a calculated gamble because within days, Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech and 's Noussair Mazraoui had come out of international retirement and suddenly the Atlas Lions look a different prospect.
Morocco have played four matches under Regragui and not conceded a single goal – the pick was a 2-0 win over Chile – and it's that defensive discipline which will be key to giving them a sniff of halting the Croats and ultimately emerging from .
However, it was the fifth match on that list – a 1-0 friendly win when they struggled to break down a stubborn – which hints at an issue, which is a lack of faith in the goal threat posed by the likes of Andrej Kramaric and Mario Pasalic.
Kramaric is to score the opener, Ziyech 8/1 to do likewise, but a lack of goals is more tempting.
No Goalscorer is 6/1 while Under 2.5 Goals at probably reflects the likelihood best of a tight affair.
What: Germany v Japan, World Cup
When: 13:00, Wednesday 23rd November
How to watch: ITV1
Or Flick instead deploys someone like Kai Havertz or Serge Gnabry up top – he's done it many times before – and banks on whoever it is effectively playing in a four and trying to run rings around an experienced Japan defence.
With Germany a chance the presumption is they'll figure it out easily enough, though this is a team who stank the place out at the last World Cup and last year's Euros, albeit under different management.
Both teams have scored in six of Germany's last eight internationals and Die Mannschaft have conceded in seven of them. The only side they stopped was Oman. The 4/5 on Both Teams to Score reflects doubts in a German defence with Antonio Rudiger at the heart of it.
Germany have creative gems, one in particular in Jamal Musiala whose likely battle with Arsenal's Takehiro Tomiyasu is a contest to keep an eye on.
Eight members of the Japan squad earn a living in the Bundesliga so they'll be acutely aware of the threat posed by their opponents – but also confident that if they can live with them on a weekly basis, they can do so here.
And they are no mugs. In 2022 they have beaten the likes of Australia, Ghana, Paraguay and the United States and while Germany is a step up in class, it's not quite the unbridgeable step up it used to be.