Iran vs Portugal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Dynamic clash between Iran and Portugal is in front of us and you’ll hardly find better game to test our knowledge/luck, put bets and earn money. Iran played twice against Portugal and they lost both games. Worse yet is the fact that they never managed to score against Portugal.
It is no wonder that Iran is the best placed Asian team in FIFA ranking list. After two rounds they are in third place and they are only one point behind second placed Portugal. In first game against Morocco they claimed victory after their opponent scored own goal. Iran was scheduled to play against Spain in second round. In first half of the match, we saw Iran defending in best possible manner. Spain crushed their resistance in fifty-fourth minute 0:1. Only nine minutes later Iran scored but referee denied it because of offside position. Until the end result changed no more. Iran must go for a win in next round against Portugal because that victory leads them to knockout phase. If they stop Ronaldo then half of that job is already done.
Portugal shares first place in group B together with Spain. In last round they played against Morocco. Fourth minute was on when Portugal caught Morocco by surprise and they scored for an early lead. The scorer was Cristiano Ronaldo and that’s his fourth goal in World Cup 2018. After that goal, Morocco took over an initiative and by all statistics they were better. However, Portugal being stronger team, defended perfectly and after ninety minutes of play, result remained unchanged 1:0. Portugal was not convincing but that may be part of tactics. Entire world expects to see Spain and Portugal in second round so they already have to start calculating if it’s better to finish group stage in first or second place. Iran is underdog in this match and anything but defeat would be first class sensation.
Enjoy in the clash of Iran vs. Portugal and be sure to take your time and check our predictions and betting tips for this football match.
Iran vs Portugal Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches without WC2018 games)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||60||/|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||63||/|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||8||6|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||5||4|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||2|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||2||4|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||5||6|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||3||4|
Iran don't have missing players for this game. All players are fully fit and ready to play this important game on Monday. All players will do their best to beat big Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.
On the other side Portugal has no new injury concerns and almost all players are fully fit and ready for the match against Iran.
Possible starting lineups
Iran: Beiranvand, Rezaeian, Pouraliganji, Hosseini, Hajsafi, Ezatolahi, Ebrahimi, Amiri, Ansarifard, Taremi, Azmoun
Portugal: Rui Patricio, Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Moutinho, Carvalho, B. Silva, Mario, Ronaldo, A. Silva
Iran vs Portugal Prediction
What a game on Monday in Group B. Must win game for Iran against Portugal. If they want to reach Round of 16 then must beat Portugal. But, Portugal have one of the best world players, Cristiano Ronaldo, and it will be a truly hard job. Iran play very well on World Cup 2018, but this time they must be underdogs. Iran are lodged in the third spot of Group B with three points, but they have a chance to reach next round of WC 2018 if beat Portugal on Monday. All players are highly motivated to win this game and will do their best from the first minute. They like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls. Iran came into the tournament on the back of a remarkable qualifying campaign that saw them top their group without losing a single game. For sure, they are the team which you don't want to underestimate.
On the other side Portugal are much better side and they are eager to win top spot in Group B. Cristiano Ronaldo, their best player, have scored all four goals for Portugal on this tournament and will be the most dangerous player. He is highly motivated to win golden boot on World Cup 2018 and will try to score on this match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 85th international goal for Portugal against Morocco.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Iran vs Portugal Prediction: Portugal to win. We expect from Cristiano Ronaldo to score in second half time so you can try to bet on More goals in 2nd halve. Ronaldo is one of the best players ever, and he will be a man of the match. So it will be our second betting pick for the match Iran vs Portugal.