The Coverage World Cup 2018 Match 4 Predictions / Analysis : Morocco vs Iran ( June 15 – 11 pm) - The Coverage

The Coverage World Cup 2018 Match 4 Predictions / Analysis : Morocco vs Iran ( June 15 – 11 pm)

Morocco Info

Morocco returns to the World Cup in 2018 after 20 years and they are highly motivated for the Word Cup 2018. They are in fine fettle and like to play strong and aggressive football in defending. Fast counterattacks with Medhi Benatia’s organisation will be their main objective for the first matches. Here’s everything you need to know about the team:

Morocco qualified for the World Cup after topping the CAF third round Group C. But this tournament is much stronger and they will have to play much better if want to go through. They are unbeaten throughout the entire qualification process on the CAF, and finished qualification campaign without conceding. But situation in the Group B is pretty clear and in group with Spain, Portugal and Iran, they are going to need a huge upset to get through.

FIFA Ranking: 42

Iran Info

The first team to qualify from Asia – Iran will have a hard job to do to go through in Group B with Spain, Portugal and Morocco. The Iranians went unbeaten in 18 qualifying games across two rounds and they can play a truly strong and well organised football. Here’s everything you need to know about the team:

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Iran will be playing their fifth World Cup, qualifying back-to-back for the first time. On the last World Cup they back to home winless from the tournament and now they are highly motivated to collect at least one win. Iran play an effective brand of football and they also play strong and aggressive in defense line. They have conceded just five goals in 18 qualification matches.

FIFA Ranking: 36

Morocco Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Iran Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Morocco vs Iran Match Preview

Morocco and Iran will take on each other for the first time in their history on Friday and what an occasion it will be. Group’s underdogs will take on each other on the second day of the World Cup as both teams need a victory here in order to keep dreaming of the knockout stages and a potential upset against either Portugal or Spain later on.

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Lions of the Atlas are set as slight favourites, but we’d honestly give similar chances to each of these two outfits to grab the spoils on the day. Both teams were super impressive defensively during their respective qualifying campaigns. Morocco topped their group in the final round of the African WC Qualifications without conceding a single goal in six matches. Their counterparts broke FIFA WC Qualifications record by keeping 12 consecutive clean sheets en route to booking tickets to Russia 2018 in the Asian zone.

Morocco vs Iran Predictions

Iran ended the previous term’s run in a poor fashion after clinching just one point in the group with Argentina, Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Nevertheless, they arrived in Russia with a much more talented squad led the Portuguese expert Carlos Queiroz. All eyes will be on Eredivisie’s top scorer Alireza Jahanbakhsh who will have a great companion up front in the like of Karim Ansarifard who bagged 17 goals for Olympiacos this season.

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Even though the bookies see Morocco as favourites here, we’d not underestimate Iran’s attacking line. Predicted Full-Time Result is a shocking victory for Iran in what could surprisingly bring a goal fest.

Predict Score 

Morocco 0 – 1 Iran

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