Morocco vs Iran Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Exciting Friday afternoon in Saint Petersburg and yet another good match to put our bets and earn money. Morocco played twice so far against Iran and they collected one draw and one defeat. Their last encounter was sixteen years ago and that match ended 1:1.
Morocco found its place among thirty-two best teams in the world after finishing first in group C of African section. As twenty-second ranked nation in Africa they skipped first round and then they were scheduled to play against Equatorial Guinea. After two legs, they were given chance to play round robin system against Ivory Coast, Gabon and Mali. Morocco finished first with three wins and three draws but the most important thing is that they kept their sheet clean in all six matches! It is obvious that they focus more on defensive tasks so it’s no wonder that they opted for 4-2-3-1 formation. Stars of the team are Mbark Boussoufa and Medhi Benatia. Morocco has an advantage against Iran but other two rivals are really tough. This is unique chance for them to bring joy to their fans.
Iran is mystery for most football scholars. We did not have much chance to watch them and yet they are the best positioned national team in Asia. Behind them are teams such are Japan, South Korea and China. Asian qualifiers are really long and tough. In second round they played in group stage together with Oman, Turkmenistan, Guam and India. They finished in first place, and as such they were scheduled to play with South Korea, Syria, Uzbekistan, China and Qatar. With six wins and four draws Iran again finished in first place. Their defense is firm because they conceded only twice. In last few friendly matches they recorded good results. Iran is the best when they play 4-2-3-1. On some occasions they even played 4-3-3. One of main reasons for their success lies in fact that their manager is Carlos Queiroz who already led Manchester Utd and Portugal. In his team are seven more experts from Portugal and we are certain that he will give them right instructions.
Enjoy in Friday’s football match Morocco vs. Iran and earn some money with our predictions and betting tips. Read more and bellow you can find our betting predictions.
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||6||8|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||4||5|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||2||3|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||4||2|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||6||5|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||4||5|
Morocco don’t have big injury concerns and have almost all players available for the big tournament. Nabil Dirar is not fully fit and he is only one player who is doubtful for the match against Iran.
On the other side Iran have all players fully fit and all of them are eager to do their best on the opening game in Group B.
Possible starting lineups
Morocco: Bounou; Hakimi, Benatia, Saiss, Mendyl; Boussoufa, El Ahmadi, Amrabat, Belhanda; Ziyech, El Kaabi
Iran: Beiranvand; Mohammadi, Cheshmi, Pouraliganji, Rezeian; Shojaei, Hajsafi; Taremi, Azmoun, Jahanbaksh; Ghoddos
Morocco vs Iran Prediction
We expect a tough football game and a true football fight for the points on the start. It will be an important points for both teams and if they want to have any chance to reach Round of 16 then they must win this game. Stakes are big so we expect aggressive playing from both sides. They know that another two games will be hard to pick up points but it is a World Cup and everything is possible.
Morocco maybe play better football in attack and they are team who like to play aggressive in attack. On the other side Iran will play strong in midfield and ball possession will be their main objective for the match. These teams usually play with under 2.5 goals scored but we expect to see at least one goal on both sides. Morocco are closer to win this game, but if they really want to do that then have to score at least one goal more. We believe they can do that, they are unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Morocco vs Iran Prediction: Morocco to win. We expect from them to score exactly one goal more and our risky bet goes on correct score 2-1. Also on this match we will see lots of midfield duels and fouls, so you can try to win more money with bet on Over 27.5 fouls. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.