Match: Morocco vs Iran
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2018 – Group B
Time / Date: 18:00h / 15th June 2018
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Morocco and Iran will open the affairs in Group B on Friday afternoon when they take on each other at Saint-Petersburg Stadium.
Morocco vs Iran Match Preview
Morocco boasts a deceptively talented squad littered with talented midfielders. A side that hasn’t lost in more than 12 months and 18 games (W14, D4) should give the other teams in the group some cause for concern.
Most of these wins have been over the superior opposition, including the likes of Egypt, South Korea, and Serbia. With the exciting Ayoub El Kaabi (11 goals in ten international games) leading the line, Morocco will hope for a positive start.
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.
Morocco vs Iran Head to Head (H2H)
Morocco and Iran had a friendly scheduled for the beginning of 2017, but that game was cancelled so this will be the first-ever meeting between the nations.
Morocco vs Iran Team News
Both teams have been pretty defensive-minded sides , but here we can expect some risks from them.
Munir , Benatia, Saiss, Dirar, Hakimi , Boussoufa, El Ahmadi, Amrabat, Belhanda, Ziyech ,Boutaib.
Beiranvand , Pouraliganji, Montazeri, Rezaeian, Mohammadi , Ezatolahi , Hajsafi, Shojaei, Jahanbakhsh, Taremi , Azmoun.
Morocco vs Iran Stats and Streaks
- Iran have managed eight clean sheets in their last 13 matches.
- Iran have conceded more than one goal only twice in 35 games, a run stretching back to March 2015.
- Morocco kept clean sheets in all six matches in the final round of WC qualification.
- Morocco are unbeaten in their last 18 matches, winning 14 of them in total.
Morocco vs Iran Betting Tips and Predictions
Both teams will try to take some points here, after taking in count what wait for them in next two games (Spain and Portugal). That is why their defensive approaches will go rest period in this game and goals in both ends is very possible to be scored.