Iran v Portugal Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 201825th June 2018 / lee
Iran v Portugal World Cup 2018, 25th June – 7.00 p.m
It has been the Cristiano Ronaldo show for Portugal so far and they are going to need a little more from their superstar. Portugal have to better whatever Spain do in their final group stage match and that includes goal difference, to win the group. Spain and Portugal are level on points and goal difference. But Portugal may get a tough time in breaking down a spirited Iranian defence which played so well against Spain. Our prediction for Iran v Portugal is that the underdogs could get something out of this.
Iran v Portugal Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 22nd, 2018 at 9:32 p.m.)
Iran v Portugal Betting Tips
Iran delivered a great performance against Spain, almost earning a 1-1 draw out of it. They were very positive and very committed in defence and if they play that way against Portugal they will be in with a chance of something. In order to pull off a shock and move ahead to the next round, Iran would have to win this, a draw is not enough. They are big underdogs for the game but if you fancied a flutter on them then the best way to do it would be an Iran-Draw double-chance option at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 9:32 p.m.). Iran are W4 L2 in their last six games and four of their last five fixtures have produced less than two goals so under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a good Iran v Portugal betting tip at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 9:32 p.m.).
Iran are not going to come out and score a lot of goals and it would be hard to imagine that they get more than one on the board in this game. So they would really be looking at 1-0 success happening and nothing more if they were to produce a stunning upset. They are a very well drilled defensive side and that was seen right from the start of the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign, through their friendly matches in their warm up. Overall, they are W8 D1 L3 in their last twelve games. Four of their last five games have been settled by a 1-0 scoreline.
Where would Portugal be without Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored all four of Portugal’s goals at this World Cup? He got on the board against Morocco early though and then just disappeared from the game as the reigning European champions held on. Portugal were second best in terms of chances and possession against Morocco in their second group stage game and they look as if they could be vulnerable here. Portugal have now drawn three of their last four games and the draw in the match outright at 11/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 9:32 p.m.) just has so much appeal for this fixture. Because of the scoring form that he has produced so far Cristiano Ronaldo is worth a look at 5/2 in the bet365 first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from June 22nd, 2018 at 9:32 p.m.) and that’s a pretty straightforward Iran v Portugal betting tip. Portugal had luck for two of their three goals against Spain in their opener and they had to really hang on against Morocco. They have to secure a point in this game to move ahead but they have to go for a big win to try and get top spot from Spain.
Iran v Portugal Head to Head
Iran and Portugal have met once before which was at the 2006 World Cup. Portugal produced a 2-0 win on that occasion with Ronaldo getting the second from the penalty spot.
Who will win – Iran v Portugal Predictions
We are going to go with the draw in the match outright here. Portugal really had some struggles against Morocco and with Iran playing so well against Spain, they could come out and produce something that would send them home happy, a point against the reigning European champions.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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