World Cup 2018 football predictions for Iran – Spain
Spain is relegating for its second World Cup match 2018 on the evening of June 20, when it faces Iran at the Kazan Arena.
Surprisingly or not, Iran is the leader in Group B after the first round with a three-point bet. The Asian side beat Morocco 1-0 in their first match, while Spain and Portugal made a 3:3 draw in the other. Now Iran has a much more difficult task after facing the world champion in 2010. Of course, Iran seems unlikely to record a second victory at the World Cup 2018, but let’s look at how they took the three points against Morocco last Friday.
Carlos Queiroz did not cheat on his style and since he was at the top of Iran, he stays on a 4-1-4-1 schedule. Omid Ebrahimi acted as a defensive midfielder as he was tight to the defense, and when Morocco attacked this tactic he worked very well. Still, Iran started a little tentatively and allowed the opponent to put pressure on it, but that did not bring anything dangerous to goalkeeper Beiranvand. Iran gradually leveled the game and at the end of the half time, the star of the team Sardar Azmoun missed an excellent chance to find the result. In the second part the game broke and there were many violations, which was more to the taste of the Iranians. It seemed that the two teams would share one point, but the Bouhaddouz reserve from Morocco scored its own goal and delighted the fans of Iran and the boys of Carlos Queiroz. Against the team of Spain in the upcoming match Carlos Queiroz will again act defensive and there will hardly be a change of scheme. I expect to see Iran’s team tightly in their half and try to limit the opponent’s chances of a goal.
The Spanish team was just minutes away from starting with the 2018 World Cup win, but Cristiano Ronaldo did not allow the 2010 world champions to win. Real Madrid’s star scored a 3:3 free throw in the 89th minute and scored two more hits before. Spain played a strong game in Sochi as striker Diego Costa scored two goals and one goal added defender Nacho. Real Madrid defenseman with a wonderful 3:2 goal when he made a penalty at the start of the match and Ronaldo gave the Portuguese an advance. Overall, we saw in this match that despite the coaching change in the team of Spain, La Furia Roca are very cooperative and are very strong team. The Spaniards enter as huge favorites against Iran and no one expects anything but a victory for the Iberians. In the first game maybe their fate turned their back, and goalkeeper David De Gea did not get to the right level after allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to score a pretty striking second goal as the ball passed between the feet of Manchester United goalie. In the upcoming game, however, David de Gea will not have such problems after Iran is much weaker in the attack.
I think the Spanish team will win at least two or three goals this match. After the equality against Portugal, the battle between the two European countries for the first place will be very controversial. Certainly, the goal difference will play a role if both teams win their matches in the group stage against Iran and Morocco. This way Spain will need and will want to record a big victory against the Asian side on Wednesday. I expect to see Spain’s full attacking potential against a rival who does not meet their class, so anything but a breakthrough for the Iberians will be a big surprise. In addition, it is quite likely that La Furia Roca will win this game at zero because Iran will have more than 1-2 good goals.
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