Iran vs Portugal Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match Iran vs Portugal. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
Iran vs Portugal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Iran and Portugal meet in Saransk on Monday evening, with the away side hoping that three points will be enough to ensure that they top Group B. However, with Iran looking to qualify for that knockout stages at the expense of their opponents, it promises to be a nervy affair at the Mordovia Arena.
Iran take on Portugal in the final round of matches in Group B, with both sides still in with a chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of this summer’s World Cup. However, with Portugal having picked up four points from their opening two matches, it is the reigning European champions who are the favourites to progress. Despite this, there are still some betting markets well worth taking advantage of. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Iran.
Iran News & Form
Iran followed up their opening Group B victory over Morocco with a narrow defeat against Spain, however Carlos Quieroz’s men will still be quietly confident of causing an upset against Portugal. Team Melli had a goal disallowed against Spain and showed their quality in defence, ensuring that they are set to provide Portugal with a stern test in Saransk. The home side are likely to name the same starting line-up that featured from the off against Spain.
Portugal News & Form
Portugal followed up their draw with Spain with a narrow over Morocco, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the only goal of the game after just four minutes. Manager Fernando Santos is likely to stick with a similar starting line-up against Iran, with Gonçalo Guedes potentially dropping to the bench after two disappointing performances so far in Russia. Portugal have scored seven goals in their last three matches, with no injury concerns ensuring that they will be in confident mood ahead of Monday’s encounter.
Iran vs Portugal Head to Head
The two nations have met on just one occasion in the past, coming in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win for Portugal that day, however with no matches having taken place between the duo since then, few conclusions can be made from their head-to-head record.
Iran vs Portugal Betting Odds and Predictions
Their performances so far in Group B, along with the number of talented players within their squad, means that it perhaps comes as little surprise that Portugal are the favourites for victory with all major online bookmakers. The Euro 2016 winners are available to back at odds of 7/10 with William Hill, while Iran are priced at 5/1 on the same platform to claim their first win of the tournament. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is available at 11/4 with NetBet.
Our Top Betting Tip: under 2.5 goals
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on under 2.5 goals being scored during the 90 minutes at the Mordovia Arena, a market is available at a best price of 8/15 with 888Sport.
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