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Morocco vs Iran Prediction & Betting tips
On Thursday the time has finally come and the 2018 World Cup will open with the match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. On Friday finally the World Cup rhythm of the next weeks starts and there are three matches on the program. Among other things, the Moroccan national team Iran receives in Group B. For both teams a victory is almost mandatory, as the other opponents with Spain and Portugal have it all. In the duel of the world ranking 41st (Morocco) against the 47th are the North Africans in the role of favorites. The eleven coached by Herve Renard has a squad value nearly three times that of Iran. However, a win does not seem secure enough to be the best option in the Morocco game against Iran. The most value can be found in the over / under bets in the duel against Morocco. Find Iran. The meeting will kick off on Friday at 17:00 in St. Petersburg.
Morocco is not really up to scratch before the start of the World Cup finals. This is probably due to the well-known competition in Group B with Spain and European champions Portugal. Underestimating the North Africans, however, by no means. They have done well in the past and have more than confidently struggled through the qualifiers.
The showpiece is the very solid defense that has not conceded a single goal in six games in the qualifying group. Led by the back four of the Juve star Mehdi Benatia, who was already under contract with Bayern. Offensively, the hopes rest primarily on the shoulders of Schalke 04 professional Harit, who is also the most valuable player in the Atlas Lions. The anticipation in the population is huge, a victory at the beginning of the World Cup could further increase the euphoria.
Iran is considered to be one of the big underdogs in the finals in Russia, although the nation has qualified as one of the first for the tournament of the top 32 teams. In qualifying, as well as Morocco’s opponents, the defense was especially convincing. Iran did not concede a single goal in the first nine games. Only in the last group match against Syria, when the qualifiers were already secured, the keeper had to grab the 2: 2 behind. One searches in vain for big international stars in the squad of the national team. Team unity is the key to success.
Before the opening match, however, there is a completely different curious problem. Because of the US sanctions, manufacturer Nike has stopped deliveries and the Iranian national team are without football boots. Therefore, the association now even had to ask FIFA for help. You can be sure that the players do not have to play barefoot on Friday. Nevertheless, this incident naturally brings with it a certain unintentional restlessness in advance.