Morocco vs Iran predictions FIFA World Cup 2018
Morocco will be the favorites. They come into this World Cup with a deceptively talented squad which contains an array of talented midfielders. Juventus center back, and a young forward in exceptional form. Medhi Benatia captains the side from the center of defense, whilst Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech is a key figure in midfield. Up front is RS Berkane’s 24 year old striker Ayoub El Kaabi, who has netted an impressive 11 goals in just ten international caps.
It’s El Kaabi who we expect to be the difference here.
Morocco are in excellent form. They haven’t lost a match in over a year, and have won 14 of their 18 games since then. Obviously many of these have been against vastly inferior sides, but they do include the likes of South Korea, Egypt, Nigeria, Serbia, Ukraine, and Slovakia.
Iran, meanwhile, lost 2-1 to Turkey at the back end of May, and followed that up last week with a rather stale 1-0 win against Lithuania. Simply put, they have neither the talent or the form that Morocco possess at the moment, and that makes them big underdogs in our eyes.
Their recent defeats to Turkey and Tunisia don’t bode well for them, and it was only nine months ago that they failed to beat Syria on home soil. We think the odds for a Morocco Win here are excellent value, so that’s what we’re backing along with a 2-0 correct score predictions.
Morocco Football Team:
Bounou, Hakimi, Benatia, Saiss, Mendyl, Boussoufa, El Ahmadi, Amrabat, Belhanda, Ziyech, El Kaabi
Iran Football Team:
Beiranvard, Rezaeian, Cheshmi, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi, Shojaei, Hajsafi, Ebrahimi, Taremi, Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun
MOROCCO VS IRAN STATS
Morocco are unbeaten in their last 18 matches, winning 14 of them in total.
This includes victories against World Cup entrants such as Serbia, Nigeria, and Egypt.