Morocco v Iran Expected To Be One of Closest Opening Matches

Published on May 14th, 2018 9:08 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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Morocco vs. Iran - 2018 World Cup Russia group stage match - Odds and preview - Bet on it! The third match of the 2018 World Cup will be a match-up between Iran and Morocco.

According to a leading European sportsbook, Morocco v Iran is expected to be one of the closest opening round match-ups, as the odds are essentially a coin flip.

Let's take a look at the betting odds for this match:

Morocco, 5/4
Draw, 2/1
Iran, 13/5

This is essentially a must-win match for both teams, as they are included in a "Group of Death" that includes both Portugal and Spain.

Spain has the third best odds to win the World Cup at 13/2, while Portugal is considered a serious dark horse candidate. After all, Portugal is the reigning Euro champions and have Cristiano Ronaldo on their squad, which always makes them dangerous.

Both Morocco and Iran are hoping for a win in their opening contest as well as a stumble from Spain or Portugal later in the Group stage. Neither Morocco or Iran, however, can afford to walk away from this contest with just a single point, or they will almost certainly be out of contention to move on to the next stage.

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Let's take a look at the four likeliest outcomes of this match:

Morocco 1-0, 4/1
Draw 1-1, 9/2
Draw 0-0, 5/1
Iran 1-0, 6/1


Matchup betting and odds - Morocco vs. Iran - Who is the favourite?


While the eyes of the world will be on the other Group B match, Portugal vs Spain, both Iran and Morocco will be hoping for a full three points in their opening round contest.

According to the bookmakers, there is no clear favourite and this should be a close contest.

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