Place: Saint-Petersburg Stadium. Saint-Petersburg.
Date: on the 15th of June, 2018 (Friday)
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup, group B, 1st round
Morocco (the head coach Hervé Renard)
We present to your attention a calendar match of the group stage in the second quartet with participation of Morocco and Iran. In this group there are also Spain and Portugal and of course, two top European teams are considered to be the main challengers for getting into the first round of the playoffs.
But the role of underdogs is obviously prepared for two participants of the forthcoming meeting. Earlier Morocco participated only four times in the final tournaments of the World Cup. And the World Cup 1986 in Mexico became the most successful for the team where this North African team has managed to leave the group for the first time in its history.
It is also necessary to note that now Morocco has returned on the FIFA World Cup after 20 year break (1998). And the most famous team players of Hervé Renard for the European fans are the stopper of Juventus Medhi Benatia and the former winger of Monaco Nabil Dirar who is now playing for Turkish Fenerbahçe.
Iran (the head coach Carlos Queiroz)
Practically the same back ground has also the national team from Iran headed by the famous Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz. Only four times Iran participated in final tournaments of the World championships (1978, 1998, 2006, 2014). But if the closest rival – Morocco has once managed to get into the first round of the playoffs, then Iran was traditionally finishing the game at a group stage.
The main figure in the modern national team of Iran is its head coach Carlos Queiroz. We will remind you that for many years Don Carlos was the assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester United and within one season was in a head of Real Madrid (2003-2004). And before his assignment in 2011 to the current position, the Portuguese coach was the head coach of the national team of his native country (2008-2010). The most famous football players of Iran are the full-back of Terek Grozny Milad Mohammadi and the forward of Rubin Kazan Sardar Azmoun.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Morocco vs Iran
Bright favorite of the forthcoming meeting is Morocco. Now for possible victory of Nabil Dirar and the company bookmakers propose coefficient 2.40. And is higher on possible victory of Carlos Queiroz ‘s team (3.60).
The forthcoming match is extremely important for both teams. Its winner will manage to get for a certain time into the list of the favorites of the group. And further the winner of the first match will try to gain points in the meetings with two top European national teams.
Which of two initial underdogs should we prefer? Here, in our opinion, the most actual is the bet on the minimum number of the scored goals.
Our tips: total under 2 – odds 1.8 Asianodds