Iran v Spain Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Spain to cruise past Iran

Iran v Spain- World Cup 2018

Iran v Spain Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 20th June – 7.00 p.m
(Full time: 0:1 – goals: Costa 54′)

Spain go into this match looking to make up ground on Iran who are the early group leaders. Iran collected a dramatic late win over Morocco in their opening fixture and with Spain only managing a draw against Portugal, the Europeans are playing catch up. It would make things fascinatingly interesting in Group B if Iran were to find a way to avoid defeat in this one. But our Iran v Spain predictions can only see a success coming for the Europeans.

Iran News and Form

The Iranians are going to have one game plan going into this game. Sit back deep and look for the counter. That is actually what they did against Morocco in their opener and managed to get a 1-0 win deep into stoppage time. A point would not be a bad result for Iran in this game as that would leave them on four points with Spain on two. That would be something. This is a different degree of toughness for them even though Iran are W4 D2 in their last six games. Iran was at their biggest threat when they were on the break against Morocco and looked quite lively. However even though they have scored in each of their last six games, our predictions for Iran v Spain betting have them not getting on the board and both teams not to score at bet365 is at 3/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.) which says how little of a threat they are expected to be. They aren’t going to see much of the ball.

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Spain News and Form

Spain, once they had warmed up and had settled down, looked good against Portugal in their 3-3 draw. They did have a slow start though and their defence was opened up again which will be a bit of worry. That is nine goals in their last six games which Spain have conceded and you just don’t expect that from them. Even with that having been said though, for our Iran v Spain predictions were are looking no further than 4/9 odds on Spain to win to nil* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.). You already know the pattern of the game, Spain controlling the ball for the entire game, Iran hoping for something on a quick break. Even though Spain didn’t get their opening win they won’t be panicked and just need a good win and to chase goals in case the group win comes down to themselves and Portugal being level on points.

So a boost in the goal difference department is going to lift the Spaniards and Spain did look good in going forward against Portugal in the second half. Diego Costa got a brace in the game and he is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.) but their most threatening player really was Isco who looks very good and he is a very good 6/5 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.). It is likely that Spain will keep the ball away from Iran enough to get a clean sheet here and because of that, the options at the head of the correct score market looking appealing. A Spain 2-0 is the shortest-priced option but it is worth going the extra and looking at 5/12 odds on a Spain 3-0* (Betting Odds were taken on June 18th, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.) to get a 3-0 win on the board. The sooner they can make the breakthrough in this game the easier it is going to be for them.

Iran v Spain Head to Head

Iran and Spain have never met before in a match.

Iran v Spain Betting Odds*

Spain 1/6
Draw 7/1
Iran 22/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 18th, 2018 at 5:43 p.m.)

Iran v Spain Predictions

Spain created enough and looked strong enough going forward in their opening game against Portugal to suggest that they are not going to have any issues in dealing with Iran in this one. Iran were second best to Morocco in their opener and aren’t likely to see much of the ball. Our Iran v Spain prediction is a solid 2-0 correct score in favour of the Europeans.