The final round of group games at the World Cup often produce some of the most dramatic moments of the tournament, as teams aim to qualify for the knockout stages.
Portugal will be hoping they have already done enough to ensure their passage from Group B into the Round of 16 but with Spain and a tough looking Morocco in the group, the Portuguese may need to take maximum points from their final match against Iran to guarantee a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Iran will be hoping results go their way and they enter this final game of the group with a chance of progressing if they can cause a shock and win the match. So what are our Iran vs Portugal betting tips? We also recommend you to look into other match from this group - Spain vs Morocco betting tips.
What may come as a surprise, this is the match for a promotion to the play-off round. Iran has won against Morocco and lost to Spain, but after a great game from their side, especially defensively. Now, they need to win against Portugal to go through.
Portugal needs just a tie to go to the play-offs. Firstly, they took a draw against Spain and after that won with Morocco but just 1-0 after a tough match. What seemed like an easy walk for both Spain and Portugal now turned into possibly most interesting group of the tournament.
Iran vs Portugal statistics
|Stats from last 10 matches (including WC) ||Iran / Portugal |
|Number of Wins ||7 / 5 |
|Number of Loses ||3 / 1 |
|Average scored goals ||1.3 / 1.7 |
|Average conceded goals ||0.6 / 1 |
|Team form (last 5 matches) ||WLWWL / DDWDW |
1. Iran vs Portugal Odds
Portugal are the current European champions and although not many fans are tipping them to go all the way at the 2018 World Cup, they will start the tournament full of confidence knowing they have what it takes to win a major tournament and that is why Iran vs Portugal odds are pointing towards Portuguese team as favourites.
The bookmakers may not share the same belief in terms of their chances of winning the whole tournament, but they believe they will comfortably win this game. Bet365 offer just 1.66 for the Portuguese to come out on top against Iran.
Portugal topped a qualifying group containing Switzerland and Hungary, both of which you can argue are stronger than Iran.
However, Iran will start the World Cup with plenty of their own belief, having topped their final group in qualifying without losing a game. The only problem for Iran is the lack of quality in their qualifying section and none of the teams they played have the quality of Portugal.
Therefore, Iran are out at 6.00 to win this match and the draw is on offer at 3.80, both with Bet365.
2. Iran vs Portugal Predictions
Portugal were not a great team to watch in the 2016 European Championships but got the job done. In qualifying for the World Cup however, they scored plenty of goals and put away some of the weaker opposition clinically.
The Portuguese will be hoping to continue that trend in Russia and if they can score 3 goals without reply against Hungary, they should be able to do something similar against Iran. Portugal to win the match 3-0 is 13.00 with Bet365.
Iran are 6.50 to qualify from Group B and if they are to succeed, they will need to take something from this game.
Their greatest strength in qualifying was their defence and they conceded only 2 goals in ten games. However, they only managed an average of 1 goal per game themselves and perhaps the best they can hope for in this match is a 0-0 draw.
Portugal to win by 1 goal is available at 3.10 with NetBet.
3. Iran vs Portugal Live Streaming
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Portuguese fans can also enjoy live coverage on television with RTP and SIC and Iran’s coverage will be through beIN Sports and KAN.
4. Iran vs Portugal
So these were the Iran vs Portugal predictions. We have no doubt that Portugal is going to win here, possibly with more than 2 goal difference. We think that it would be a good idea to place a bet like that. What are your predictions? Share with us below! Also tell us what you think about our Mexico vs Sweden betting tips.