Stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium
Morocco and Iran are underdogs to progress from Group B and we’re expecting a cagey contest when they meet, ahead of daunting tests against Portugal and Spain.
Both sides had excellent defensive records during qualifying and will need to be solid at the back in this tough World Cup pool.
Everything points towards this being a tight tussle, so 39/20 for the match to be drawn is the first of our Morocco vs Iran betting tips.
A Look At Morocco’s Betting Odds
Morocco have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1998, reaching Russia at the expense of Ivory Coast.
The Atlas Lions went through their African pool unbeaten, winning three and drawing three, without conceding a single goal.
That sequence included a 2-0 victory away to Les Elephants last November.
Juventus centre-half Medhi Benatia was one of the scorers in Abidjan but is better known as an on-field general at the back.
Teenager Achraf Hakimi has made a number of appearances for Real Madrid this term and is another defender to watch.
Former Aston Villa recruit Karim El Ahmadi can help to hold things together in midfield.
A Look At Iran’s Betting Odds
Iran have reached the World Cup for the fourth time since 1998, although they have yet to advance through the group stages in their history.
Team Melli finished top of their Asian qualifying pool, seven points above South Korea, and only conceded two goals in 10 matches.
Big things are expected from Rubin Kazan forward Sardar Azmoun, but former Manchester United and Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz is unlikely to be adventurous here.
The defensive records of both teams makes 11/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time also appealing in our Morocco vs Iran betting predictions.
Group B Standings