Morocco and Iran meet at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Friday in a Group B clash and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.
GROUP B UPDATE
Morocco and Iran are the underdogs in Group B and are 31/2 and 31/1 to win the group respectively that is because they have been paired with European heavyweights Spain and Portugal who are on offer at 9/20 and 2/1 – click here for Group B betting
Morocco v Iran – click here to bet
Morocco go into this in decent form having played 3 friendlies in recent weeks. They were too strong for Estonia winning 3-1 last Saturday and prior to that they beat Slovakia and drew 0-0 with Ukraine. Morocco’s last appearance at a World Cup was in 1998 when they exited at the group stage with a win, a loss and a draw in their 3 matches.
Iran beat Lithuania in their final warm-up game and prior to that they lost 2-1 to Turkey and beat Uzbekistan 1-0. Iran finished bottom of their group in Brazil 2014 with their only point coming from a draw against Nigeria.
Suggested bet: Morocco win at 12/10.
Morocco are in a very tough group and that is reflected by the 33/10 you can get on them qualifying for the knockout rounds. One thing is for sure though and that is if they have to have any chance they have to beat Iran and having been impressed with their build-up I am expecting them to do just that.
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