Morocco vs Iran (By: Stanioooo)
Morocco vs Iran in game 1 in group B in the World cup.
Morocco are with much more quality than Iran here. I expect Iran to finish with 0 points losing to all of the teams in the group including Spain and Portugal. It looks like a battle for the third place, because Portugal and Spain are the big favorites in the group, but I don't prefer to hurry up so much. Spain have some problems with the coach, I also don't know if Portugal can make the same performance it was two years ago in the Euro 2016. In fact they made a lot fo draws in Euro 2016, so that's the reason not to hurry up giving so easy the first two places to the European teams. So, it's a match of high importance for both Morocco and Iran to win and save the chances to progress.
Morocco were amazing in their group which led them directly to the WC- 3 wins and 3 draws, big advantage of their main opponents of Ivory coast, which team finished second and Morocco won the 1st place without a conceded goal !!! 11:0- that's impressive and so rare, when we talk about qualifications in Africa where home matches are BIG advantage and not to lose against Ivory coast for example and instead of that- to beat them in the last round as visitors..I expect a lot by Morocco in this group B! They also earned a lot of wins in the friendlies before the WC beating Serbia, Uzbekistan, Slovakia and Estonia and drawing with Ukraine. With Romain Saiss and Mehdi Benatia, supported by Hakimi and Abramat/Dirar their defense looks very solid. I expect them not to receive a goal today, but you never know, it's WC and every team want to show their best.
Iran also won their group including South Korean, Uzbekistan, Syria, China and Qatar. Even before the start it was more than clear Iran and South Korea are the big favorites for the first two places which gave a direct place in the WC. Iran finished with 6 wins and 4 draws with GD 10:2 receiving all of the goals in their last home match vs Syria 2:2. In all of the other matches they didn't receice a single goal which looks amazing! In the friendlies before the WC they didn't show their best for me. They failed almost in all of the matches against teams which are serious opposition like Turkey, Tunisia or Russia, but also succeeded to earn some good wins against Venezuela and Algeria. Serdar Azmoun is their main weapon to score today.
I expect defensive style but both teams without much real goal chances, but Morocco to take the three points with minimal win 1:0.
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Morocco vs Iran prediction
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