The Group B matches will be flagged off as Morocco and Iran takes on each other at St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg. Morocco may not be a fearful name when it comes to football but their ongoing form is speaking otherwise. With Morocco keeping a clean sheet in their last six FIFA matches and is on an 18 match’s unbeaten streak which they would want to maintain in this game as well.
Their rivals for the game are Iran who if compared to Morocco is a weaker side in all aspects. Iran has been lucky in winning the crucial games that got them a ticket to Russia and now they have to start working hard to keep this opportunity in their hands. Given Morocco and Iran are in the group with Spain and Portugal, both the countries would want to go for a win and secure their position on the points table.
According to bet365 the odds of Morocco winning this game is 13/10, odds of drawing this game is 2 and the odds of Iran winning this game is 29/10. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Morocco emerging out victorious are 13/10 and probability for a draw is 19/10 and for Iran to win the odds are 14/5. Betfair odds for Morocco are 5/4, for Iran is 2 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 27/10.
Morcco has a powerful midfield attack and the attack comprises Hakim Ziyech, Karim El Ahmadi and Amine Hart while veteran Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia will lead the team from the defense. Nordin Amrabat is expected to start at the right flank.
Iran will be led on field by Masoud Shojaei with Sardar Azmoun may getting the nod to start in the attack for this game. Mehdi Torabi is once again available for selection in this game.
Morocco: W W D W W W
Iran: W L W W L W
It is going to be a do or die match for both the teams because they know that whoever losses this match will face tougher just as the winner of this match, the only difference being the three match points. Our bet is on Morocco for this game.
Man Of The Match:
If Morocco has to win then it would fall on Ziyech and if Iran wins, it will be on Jahanbaksh.