MOROCCO VS IRAN
KICK OFF: Fri 15th June 2018 | 16:00 CET
Group B: Round 1 | Saint Petersburg Stadium
Expect defences to stay tight when Morocco play Iran
Morocco’s magnificent form should worry most of the competitors in this year’s grand tournament and so should Iran.
For the record, the Atlas Lions didn’t concede a single goal in their African qualification group, which included Mali, Gabon, and Ivory Coast. Morocco can count on their solid defence led by Juventus centre-back Medhi Benatia to frustrate opponents while depending on Ajax ace Hakim Ziyech to create chances on the opposite end.
Iran is as well organised at the back. They kept nine consecutive clean sheets in their AFC qualification, but they are not as impressive as Morocco when playing against oppositions outside Asia. Nonetheless, Forwards Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi along with winger Alizera Johanbahksh can cause potential danger to the Moroccan side.
Expect a tight encounter when these two teams go head to head in Russia.
Top tip: Morocco Win