Iran out to upset 2010 World champions Spain
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Group B turned out to be interesting during the first round of matches. Iran won late against Morocco thanks to an own goal, while Spain drew 3-3 in so far the best match of the tournament against Portugal. That means that the European sides have to get to winning matches now and get themselves in the top two spots where everyone expects to see them at the end of the group stages.
Iran will be in full strength for this match. They are not exactly a side able to rotate too much, so they should be expected to start pretty much the way they did against Morocco.
Spain are, similar to Iran, in full strength and Fernando Hierro will have plenty of options to choose from. It will be interesting to see if Nacho will start once again at right back or will Alvaro Odriozola get the nod and show why he is one of the bright talents of Spanish football.
This game should be won by Spain and easily so. There could possibly be some rough spells where Iran manage to sustain the pressure, due to their deep block, but in the end, this feels like a big win for La Roja.
Spain may have looked vulnerable at the back, but against an Iran side who were almost completely ineffectual against Morocco, we don’t foresee many problems for Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique.
At the other end they have scored 35 goals in their last 11 games, with seven of them seeing at least 3 goals. KIRA88 also expecting a confidence boosting clean sheet for the Spaniards too, so we’re going for over 2.5 goals and both teams not to score, along with a 3-0 correct score predictions.
Diego Costa is the man who salvaged Spain’s game against Portugal, and the former Chelsea man looks in lethal form at the moment. He has scored 8 goals in his last 8 international starts, so we’re backing him for our anytime goal-scorer predictions.
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