Morocco v Iran Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 15th June
Tom Kelly (@1TomKelly) previews Morocco v Iran and provides us with his best bets for Fridays World Cup clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Morocco v Iran Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 15/06/2018
- Time: 16:00
- Venue: Krestovsky Stadium
- Channel: ITV
This game is the first fixture taking place in Group B and the Northern African side will be attempting to secure the win against Iran. With both Portugal and Spain joining the Moroccans in this group, it is a must win fixture for the African side if they are aiming to progress to the knockout rounds. However, Morocco are in outstanding form heading into this tournament, as they are currently unbeaten in their last six fixtures.
Iran on the other hand, will be hoping to depart the World Cup with an element of pride by defeating the African side, as victories against the European teams seems to be a step too far. However, Iran will enter the opening fixture with a degree of uncertainty, as they recently lost to Turkey and narrowly defeated Uzbekistan, two sides which didn’t qualify for the World Cup.
With this being the one of the first fixtures of the World Cup, both sides will enter this game with a clean bill of health.
Potential Morocco Starting XI: Mohand Mohamedi; Amrabat, Benatia, Saiss, Hakimi; Ziyech, Belhanda, El Ahamdi, Boussufa, Harit; El Kaabi
Potential Iran Starting XI: Abedzadeh; Ghafouri, Khanzadeh, Hosseini, Gholizadeh; Taremi, Chesmi, Hajsafi; Torabi, Ansarifard, Ghoochannejhad
Head To Head
- This will be the first time that these two nations will ever play each other, a fixture was meant to take place in 2017, however, it was cancelled.
Key Stats & Facts
- Morocco hasn’t featured in the World Cup since 1998.
- Iran featured in the 2014 World Cup, unlike Morocco, however, they only picked up a single point in the group stages.
- Morocco – 5/4
- Draw – 15/8
- Iran – 27/10
Although it is possible, Morocco are unlikely to pick up points against Spain and Portugal. Therefore, it is likely that the Northern African side will try to score as many goals as possible to increase their goal difference. This will certainly increase their chance of progressing to the knockout stages, should results go their way.