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Iran vs. Spain: Can the Spanish Keep up with Portugal?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
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The World Cup odds are primed for another round of thrilling matchups as Match Day 2 officially kicked off this past Tuesday. The action was further advanced with this morning’s 1-0 Portugal triumph over Morocco, all thanks to another goal from Cristiano Ronaldo. We know shift our focus to this afternoon’s Iran vs. Spain matchup. With Portugal getting the win this morning, the Spaniards need to match their success lest risk falling behind in the group standings. Let’s check on what kind of sports parlay odds they are facing this afternoon.

2018 World Cup – Iran vs. Spain – Wednesday, June 20th     

When: 2:00 pm ET

Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Iran +1½ (+119) 2½ (+108) +1631
Spain -1½ (-134) 2½ (-123) -411
Iran/Spain Draw +537
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Iran                          

Although they kicked off their World Cup action with a 1-0 win over Morocco, the Iranians will need another victory to get out of the group stage. What’s worse is that they now go up against one of the most talented teas mint he tournament. But Spain doesn’t just bring talent into this matchup, they also bring a small dose of desperation. Portugal has now taken the lead in the group standings with 4 match points. Anything other than a win could spell trouble for Spain. So facing a talented and motivated Spanish team, it’s easy to see why the World Cup odds are siding against Iran heavily. The Iranians don’t have much of a shot of winning this one, but they could vie for a draw. If Iran delivers an unthinkable upset, they would take the lead in the group standings and practically ensure their advancement to the next round. It’s an alluring reward but they’ve got one heck of a dragon guarding that treasure.

Players to Watch: Sardar Azmoun (Rubin Kazan), Mehdi Taremi (Al-Gharafa), and Ehsan Hajsafi (Olympiacos).

Spain 

Coming off a draw, Spain will be looking to deliver their first win of the tournament. They’ll be going up against an Iranian squad that hasn’t given up that many goals in their recent matches. However, considering the diverse offense Spain brings to this matchup, we can expect this contest to deliver several goals.

Players to Watch: Isco (Real Madrid), David De Gea (Manchester United), and David Silva (Manchester City).

Iran vs. Spain || World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Iran is 4-1-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • Iran has scored 6 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Iranians have given up 3 goals in their last 5 games
  • Spain is 2-0-3 SU in their last 5 games
  • Spain has scored 12 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Spanish have allowed 6 goals in their last 5 games
Iran vs. Spain || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should online sportsbook players favor in this Iran vs. Spain matchup? All in all it’s probably best to stick with Spain. They bring a more talented game and will truly need to get the win. The money line out on them doesn’t offer much value. Therefore you should take them to cover the spread or stick to the TOTALs line. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-0 Spain.

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