The World Cup is all about seeing different nations from around the world in action and for those based in Europe and attending games, the match between Morocco and Iran is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
This will be the third match of the 2018 World Cup and the teams are in Group B, which is tough luck for both nations considering they are battling with Spain and Portugal for a place in the last 16. On the same day, but 3 hours later, will take place another game from this group between Portugal and Spain. Don't miss our Portugal vs Spain Betting tips.
Therefore, this match is hugely important for both nations because a win would leave them with the dream of possibly making it out of the group while defeat would all but end their hopes. Read our preview below to find out more Morocco vs Iran betting predictions.
|Statistics for last 10 matches ||Morocco / Iran |
|Number of wins ||7 / 7 |
|Number of draws ||3 / 1 |
|Average scored goals per match ||1.9 / 1.5 |
|Average conceded goals per match ||0.5 / 0.6 |
|Failure to score matches ||2 / 1 |
|Team form (last 5 matches) ||WDWDW / WDWWW |
These are the statistics that we have used to create our Morocco vs Iran betting tips. We feel that you can use them to make your own predictions for this match.
1. Team News
Morocco, besides being interested in this World Cup, is fired up about the election of the host for 2026 Mundial. They are up against North American countries - Mexico, USA and Canada. Will they be able to win with these three united countries?
Iran is the first team to arrive to Russia before the World Cup start. They did it on Tuesday 5th June. The are based in Lokomotiv Bakovka Training Center in Moscow.
That's it. We hope that our Morocco vs Iran betting tips will be useful and we wish you the biggest winnings!
2. Favourites and odds
This will be the fifth World Cup finals for Morocco but only once have they progressed beyond the group stages and that was back in 1986, when they reached the Round of 16. Their last appearance in the World Cup was 20 years ago and despite defeating Scotland 3-0 and ending the group stage on 4 points, they were eliminated from the tournament.
This has an impact on Morocco vs Iran odds. A similar victory over Iran, as they achieved against Scotland at France 98, would be very welcome and Morocco come into the match as the favourites, priced at 5/4 with Bet365.
During qualifying, Morocco were placed in a group with Ivory Coast, Gabon and Mali and given little chance of progressing to the World Cup. However, their defence was superb and they kept a clean sheet in all 6 of their matches to finish top of the group, 4 points clear of Ivory Coast.
Iran match Morocco in making it to their fifth World Cup finals but they have failed to make it out of the group stages once.
Their last appearance was in the 2014 World Cup and they finished bottom of a group containing Argentina, Nigeria, and Bosnia Herzegovina. Iran did manage to pick up a point, which came from a 0-0 draw with Nigeria in their first game of the group but they went on to lose to Argentina and Bosnia.
Iran really need to get a win from this game if they have any hope of getting out of this group and are available at 13/5 to defeat Morocco. However, perhaps the best they can hope for is a point and the draw is on offer with odds at 19/10 with Bet365.
3. Marocco vs Iran predictions
What are Morocco vs Iran betting tips? As highlighted above, Morocco were superb defensively in qualifying and their back line is marshalled by Juventus central defender, Mehdi Benatia. Their World Cup campaign is sure to be based on their defence and you can get 12/5 for Morocco to win the match without conceding a goal.
Iran’s qualifying success was also based on a sound defence and they kept 12 consecutive clean sheets on their way to Russia. Therefore, we could see few goals in this match and Morocco to win 1-0 is available at 5/1 with Bet365.
Morocco have an experienced team and will be hopeful Juventus’s Mehdi Benatia plus Karim El Ahmadi and M’barek Boussoufa are fully fit for the tournament.
Iran will need the striker, Sardar Azmoun, to be firing on all cylinders if they are to cause an upset in this group. The Ruben Kazan forward was Iran’s top scorer in qualifying. If you are wondering where to watch this game online, you should read our article about World Cup 2018 Live Streaming. Do you have your Morocco vs Iran prediction?
4. Iran vs Morocco Prediction
So that is it for our Iran vs Morocco prediction. We feel that it can be a really tight game but Morocco should win the game, at least that is what Morocco vs Iran bookmakers say. We also would put our money on them.