Morocco vs Iran Prediction, Team News And Time
Morocco take on Iran in Group B of the 2018 World Cup as they both sides will be aiming to cancel out each other.
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The Atlas Lions qualified for the World Cup ahead of Ivory Coast, they didn’t concede a goal as they ended the qualifiers unbeaten.
Herve Renard has done a great job since he took over the reins he has brought his wealth of experience to bear on the team, he won the Nations Cup trophy with Zambia and Ivory Coast.
Morocco qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 20 years, they are known for their high pressing style of play and they rely on counter-attacking style to hurt their opponents.
Key Players; Mehdi Benatia is the Captain of the team he plays as a central defender he is currently on the books of Juventus of Italy.
Benatia is known for his ability to read the game and to coordinate the defence line.
Recent form: WWWDWW
Iran have qualified for two consecutive world cup for the first time in their history.
Carlos Queiroz led them to an impressive qualification as they finished seven points clear of South Korea without losing.
Iran have only conceded two goals in their last thirteen matches, Carlos Queiroz has laid emphasis on solid defensive display.
Key Player: Iran will rely on 24-year-old Alireza Jahanbakhsh who won the highest goal scorer award in the Eredivisie last season with AZ Alkmaar.
Jahanbakhsh scored 21 league goals and became the first Asian player to become the top scorer in a major European league
The Match is going to be evenly contested by both sides, it is going to be a low scoring game.
Iran have only won one match in the World Cup against USA in France 1998.
Recent form: WLWWLW
Morocco probable starting lineup:
Mohamedi; Amrabat, Benatia, Saiss, Hakimi; Boussoufa, Ahmadi; Harit, Belhanda, Ziyech; Kaabi
Iran probable starting lineup:
Beiranvand; Rezaeian, Cheshmi, Pouraliganji, Mohammadi; Safi, Shojaei; Jahanbakhsh, Ansarifard, Taremi; Azmoun
Head To Head
This is the First ever Competitive meeting between Iran and Morocco.
Morocco 1-0 Iran
Time:4 pm Nigerian Time