Home / Analyzing Matches / World Cup Iran Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

World Cup Iran Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Iran Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

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:

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

Iran World Cup 2018

Iran Coach

CARLOS QUEIROZ - The experienced Portuguese coach who led Iran on the World Cup 2014

Iran Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis), Seyed Hossein Hosseini (Esteghlal), Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo, Portugal)

DEFENDERS:
Ramin Rezaeian (Ostende, Belgium), Voria Ghafouri (Esteghlal), Steven Beitashour (Los Angeles FC, USA), Seyed Jalal Hosseini (Persepolis), Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Padideh), Morteza Pouraliganji (Alsaad, Qatar), Mohammad Ansari (Persepolis), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal), Seyed Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny, Russia), Omid Norafkan (Esteghlal), Saeid AGhaei (Sepahan), Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal)

MIDFIELDERS:
Saeid Ezatolahi (Amkar Perm, Russia), Masoud Shojaei (AEK Athens, Greece), Ahmad Abdolahzadeh (Foolad), Saman Ghoddos (Ostersunds, Sweden), Mahdi Torabi (Saipa), Ashkan Dejagah (Notthingham Forest, England), Omid Ebrahimi (Esteghlal), Ehsan Hajsafi (Olympiacos, Greece), Ali Karimi (Sepahan), Soroush Rafiei (Al Khor, Qatar), Ali Gholizadeh (Saipa), Vahid Amiri (Persepolis)

FORWARDS:
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Karim Ansarifard (Olympiacos, Greece), Mahdi Taremi (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Reza Ghoochannejhad (Heerenveen, Netherlands), Kaveh Rezaei (Charleroi, Belgium)

Embed from Getty Images

Iran Stats

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

Iran
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)7-1-2
GOALS SCORED15
GOALS CONCEDED6
TOTAL GOALS21
OVER 1.5 GOALS6
OVER 2.5 GOALS4
OVER 3.5 GOALS2
UNDER 1.5 GOALS4
UNDER 2.5 GOALS6
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE4
CLEAN SHEETS5
YELLOWS8
REDS0

Iran World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 4
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Group stage
Last World Cup: 2014

Iran World Cup 2018 Matches

June 15 - Iran vs. Morocco
June 20 - Iran vs. Spain
June 25 - Iran vs. Portugal

Iran Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Iran are underdogs in the Group B, but just on the paper. It will be a hard way for Iran gets through to the knockout stage and their first game on the World Cup 2018 is against Morocco. All depends on that game and it will be a must win game for them and all players are highly motivated to beat Morocco. A win with a good goal advantage will give them a chance and all players know it is the most important game for them.

Iran Bet and Odds:

About MightyTipster

MightyTipster
An experienced sports columnist, analyst and author with focus on football. He began covering sports while still a student and really enjoy what he is doing. Also he likes to place bets on his betting tips.

Leave a Reply