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Morocco v Iran Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018

15th June 2018 / lee
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Morocco v Iran - World Cup 2018

Morocco v Iran World Cup 2018, 15th June – 4.00 p.m

(Full time: 0:1 – goals: Bouhaddouz (OG) 95´)

This game will represent the best chance for both of these respectively to get a win on the board in Group B of the 2018 World Cup. So there is a big chance one of them to get off to a positive start at least before going on to battle against Portugal and Spain. This may ultimately determine who gets the wooden spoon.

Morocco v Iran Betting Odds*

Morocco 13/10
Draw 2/1
Iran 29/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 12th, 2018 at 4:18 a.m.)

Morocco v Iran Betting Tips

Morocco are in pretty good form it is fair to say not having lost a game this year. They have produced good results in 2018 including victories over Serbia and Slovakia and that could well indicate that they are going to be on top in this fixture. Morocco have won four of their five games this year drawing the other one. They have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight fixtures as well and that could be enough to topple Iran in this World Cup fixture. In the bet365 correct score market a Morocco 1-0 result is at 4/1 odds with a bolder Morocco 2-0 option at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on June 11th, 2018 at 5:56 p.m.). Morocco topped their final qualification group ahead of the Ivory Coast, Gabon and Mali not conceding a single goal in their six group stage matches.

Morocco to win to nil will be a good option therefore and that is a 21/10 odds option at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 11th, 2018 at 5:56 p.m.). If you look like a little bit further back in their form Morocco are actually W8 D2 in their last ten fixtures going back to the start of September 2017. In that sequence of games they have collected six clean sheets in their last seven. It will be important for them to get off to a good start here because their big game is likely to come against Portugal which could decide who finishes second in Group B behind Spain who are favourites to top the group. A positive start here for Morocco will do them the power of good and their big threats up front are Khalid Boutaïb and Ayoub El Kaabi who are worth looking out for in the anytime goalscorer market for the Atlas Lions.

Iran won their qualification group in the AFC ahead of South Korea and by some distance too. Iran didn’t lose a single game in their 10 qualification matches, conceding just two goals along the way. They are a team who are running in form really when you look at things as they are W7 D1 L2 in their last 10 games played. During that run of games, they haven’t really met anyone of note though, other than Russia who they drew against last October in a friendly and a recent loss against Turkey. So is a little difficult to actually judge where Team Melli are at in terms of being able to be competitive in this one but they do have an experienced hand at the helm as Carlos Queiroz is their head coach. This will be Iran’s fifth appearance at the World Cup having won only one of their previous 12 World Cup fixtures. So things don’t look too great for Iran in this opener and both teams not to score is at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 11th, 2018 at 5:56 p.m.) and if things don’t go all out well for Iran  in this one, there is a long uphill struggle after this with Portugal and Spain still to come.

Morocco v Iran Head to Head

There has been one previous game that Iran and Morocco have played before and that was an international friendly back in 2002. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Who will win – Morocco v Iran Predictions

This could end up being a tight scrap between Morocco and Iran and both will see the importance of grabbing three points and therefore it should not peter out to a dull draw. Of the two, Morocco are just carrying the stronger form and look more likely to edge this.

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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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