PORTUGAL V IRAN: World Cup Prediction June 25th, 2018
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Iran comes into this one with the mighty task of taking down Christiano Ronaldo and Portugal in order for them to advance. In order for them to do this they will have to rely on their defensive game plan to keep them in the game and try to take advantage of Portugal on the counter attack. In Iran’s last game they played with 9 men behind the ball and held Spain to one goal and lost 1-0. Iran will know they cannot open up against Portugal it simply wont work. They don’t have the attacking power to get into a shootout with Portugal. I expect this game to be played defensive by both sides until Iran has to open up late. Portugal only needs a draw to advance and I imagine they would be okay with a 0-0 scoreline. They will not open up either as there’s no need to risk an Iran counter attack. My prediction is for this one is that we likely won’t see a goal til late in this game when Portugal forces Iran to take chances. I expect to see a scoreline of 1-0 in this match. Everything points towards the under 2.5 goals in this one. Back the under.