Iran vs Spain | Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions
Iran and Spain meet in Group C on Wednesday evening, with Spain hoping to bounce back from a frustrating draw with Portugal in their opening match of the tournament. However, with Iran having shown their fight against Morocco, it could well be that Spain do not find things as easy as expected at the Kazan Arena.
Betting Tip: Iran vs Spain
- Our Betting Tip: “Spain keeping clean”
- Tournament: 2018 FIFA World Cup
- Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan
- When: Wednesday 20th June, 19:00 UK Time
- Best Odd: 2/5 with Ladbrokes
The Kazan Arena plays host to Iran’s World Cup clash with Spain on Wednesday, with the relative minnows hoping to cause what would undoubtedly be one of the biggest shocks in the tournaments history. Iran boss Carlos Quieroz has huge knowledge of his opponents from his time in charge at Real Madrid, however Spanish interim boss Fernando Hierro will be confident of coming out on top. Spain are the firm favourites for victory ahead of kick-off, however there are still plenty of attractive markets worth checking out before the match. For those still unsure of who to back, 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 Team News & Form
A 95th minute own goal from Morocco handed Iran three points in their opening Group C match, however manager Queiroz will be well aware that a much more difficult encounter lies ahead this week. Despite not having any star names to call upon, the likes of Karim Ansarifard and Mehdi Torabi could potentially offer a threat on the counter attack.
Spain Team News & Form
Spain are likely to stick with the same starting eleven that lined up against Portugal, with the former World Cup winners having a full-strength squad to select from. Hierro’s side are now unbeaten in their last 15 matches, a run which dates back to their Euro 2016 defeat against Italy. Manchester United goalkeeper will be hoping to return to top form following his error against Portugal, with their number one perhaps expecting a quiet 90 minutes against Iran.
Iran vs Spain Head to Head
The two nations have never previously met in either a competitive or friendly fixture, meaning that no conclusions can be made surrounding their head-to-head record.
Iran vs Spain Betting Odds and Predictions
Their long unbeaten run and status as one of the favourites for the 2018 World Cup means that it comes as little surprise that it is Spain who are the favourites for victory with the major online bookmakers. The 2010 champions are available to back for victory at best odds of 2/11 with bookmaker William Hill, while a surprise victory for Iran is priced at an attractive 20/1 on the same platform. Elsewhere, a draw between the duo is available at odds of 13/2 with Betway.
Top Iran vs Spain Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet Spain keeping a clean sheet during the 90 minutes in Kazan, a market which is available at a best price of 2/5 with Ladbrokes.