Iran vs Spain: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips

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Iran 17 | Draw 6.13| Spain 1.20


Iran vs Spain Predictions

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Spain served up a wonderful spectacle against Portugal and they’ll be looking to build upon that 3-3 draw. They came close to winning the contest and will fancy their chances of easing past Iran in their second Group B fixture. They are an extremely short price of 1.17 with Pinnacle to see off Carlos Queiroz’s side in this encounter and will be preferred on the asian handicap -1.5 at around 1.60.

Iran battled admirably against Morocco and got their reward and they won’t make this easy for Spain. Expect the 2010 winners to emerge with three points but it’ll be far from straightforward.

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If Spain are expecting an easy ninety minutes, they will have to think again because their second Group B game is likely to be tough. Three points in Kazan will put them in the driving seat and increase their chances of reaching the knock-out rounds. They were involved in a topsy-turvy opening contest with Portugal and will be hoping for an easier ride against Iran.

The Asian side were excellent against Morocco and picked up their first World Cup win in twenty years with a last gasp strike. They will hoping to continue their fine run of form against Spain but the gulf in quality may be a bridge too far.

Iran vs Spain Score Prediction

Both Spain and Portugal were probably happy with the draw and they will each fancy their chances of picking up maximum points from their remaining two fixtures. Fernando Hierro’s men will simply be satisfied with a 2-0 win and that appears to be one of the more realistic scorelines. It is priced at 4.31 with Bodog.

Over/Under Prediction

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Spain netted three times against a usually watertight Portuguese defence and they will be expected to continue with their high strike-rate in front of goal. Iran are disciplined at the back and went over 1,000 minutes without conceding a goal during qualifying. They are unlikely to be easily unlocked by Spain although La Roja have plenty of quality in the final third. Over 2.5 Goals is narrowly preferred in this tie and is available at 1.75 with Intertops but the majority of goals may arrive in the second half.

Both Teams to Score Prediction

Spain are usually defensively resolute and they hadn’t conceded many goals prior to the start of the tournament. They were unlocked by three moments of Cristiano Ronaldo magic and they are unlikely to face anyone of his calibre in this match. Iran needed an own goal to secure all three points against Morocco and didn’t look particularly confident in front of goal. They are unlikely to get on the scoresheet here and it’s 1.29 with Sports Interaction for Both Teams to Score? No in this tie.

Iran vs Spain Odds

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Group B Standings

Spain and Portugal remain on one point each but will both be expected to secure qualification from Group B. Iran sit top after collecting three points against Morocco with the Atlas Lions rooted to the foot of the table.

Statistics

  • Iran’s victory over Morocco was their first World Cup victory in 20 years
  • Iran scored just one goal at the 2014 World Cup
  • Iran have conceded 22 goals in their four previous World Cup appearances but kept a rare clean sheet against Morocco on June 15th.
  • Spain were champions in 2010, winning six of their seven games
  • Sergio Ramos will be making his 15th World Cup appearance in this game, matching Xavi’s total
  • Diego Costa scored twice against Portugal, those were his first World Cup goals. He is 6.00 with Sports Interaction to finish as the tournament’s top goalscorer

Head to Head

These two sides have never met previously.

Why should I bet on Iran against Spain?

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Although Spain will be feeling like they’ve just lost a match after Cristiano Ronaldo’s late piece of magic in their 3-3 draw with Portugal it will be a huge upset if they do not come away with three points from this one.

Iran will be buoyant after their late, late winner against Morocco but getting anything out of this game is surely too much of an ask. The way Spain played in their opener suggested that they could do very well in this World Cup and Intertops are offering 7/50 for a Spain win – one for the risk avoiders perhaps.

1st Goalscorer

Iran defended resolutely in their first match against Morocco and it paid off handsomely when they scored deep into injury time thanks to an own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz. But Spain are a much different proposition and will be expecting a victory here.

Diego Costa showed just how deadly he can be against Portugal, scoring two before being substituted. The European side will know that a victory is vital here so will likely pick a similar starting line up – including Real Madrid’s Isco, who was superb in the first match. For some real value 888Sport have Isco 22/5 to score the first goal in this one.

Correct Score

If Spain can score three against the might of Portugal then it might be expected that they will run riot here. But Iran defended well in their first match and will concentrate on frustrating Spain, hoping to catch them on the break. But over the course of 90 minutes the difference in skill will show and the Europeans should still run out comfortable winners – 888Sport are offering 4/1 on a 2-0 Spain victory, which they should be able to achieve without too much trouble.

World Cup Qualifiers

Spain

Top Goalscorer:

  • David Silva – 5 Goals – 26.00 with Intertops to finish as Top Goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup.
  • Diego Costa – 5 Goals – 25.00 with Sports Interaction to finish as Top Goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
  • Isco – 5 Goals – 39.00 with Sports Interaction to finish as the Top Goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup

Iran

Top Goalscorer:

  • Sardar Azmoun – 4 Goals – 751.00 with 888Sport to finish as the Top Goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup

Line-Ups

Spain

Goalkeepers – Pepe Reina, David De Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Defenders – Sergio Ramos, Nacho Fernandez, Gerard Pique, Dani Carvajal, Jordi Alba, Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Monreal, Cesar Azpilicueta.

Midfielders – Isco, Marco Asensio, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Koke, David Silva, Thiago Alcantara, Sergio Busquets.

Forwards – Iago Aspas, Rodrigo, Diego Costa, Lucas Vasquez.

Iran

Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh.

Defenders: Majid Hosseini, Ramin Rezaeian, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Pejman Montazeri, Milad Mohammadi, Roozbeh Cheshmi.

Midfielders: Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Mehdi Torabi, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Haji Safi, Karim Ansarifard, Vahid Amiri.

Forwards: Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Mehdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Saman Ghoddos, Ashkan Dejagah.


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Group B

at 01.00 p.m – Kazan Stadium

Iran 17 | Draw 6.13| Spain 1.20


 


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