World Cup 2018 | Iran v Portugal Tips | 25th June 2018
GROUP B concludes on Monday as Iran face Portugal. Our man Jamie Wright offers his betting preview and tips.
Iran come into this game still harbouring hopes of reaching the knockout stages, however they’ll face a tough task against Portugal. The Portuguese only need a draw to see themselves in the last-16 of the tournament, however fans will certainly be expecting nothing less than three points.
There are some who think that Portugal will stroll to victory, but while I think they’ll prevail, I don’t believe the match will be as easy as some might expect.
Iran have a miserly defence that only shipped a single goal against Spain in their previous game, and Portugal also struggled in attack slightly, just scoring the one goal against Morocco.
The betting angles
So, what looks like a good bet for this Group B encounter? Well, I’m immediately drawn towards a win for Portugal, but not a massive one, thanks to the stubbornness of the Iranian defence, but I also don’t think Iran will manage to breach the Portuguese goal line.
Therefore, I’m going to predict a win for the Portuguese and only one team to score – a nice combination that will get you odds of 6/4 at 188BET.
There are also some good other bets around, such as Cristiano Ronaldo to score at any time, which has reasonably good odds of 4/5, as well as a simple Portugal win, which can be grabbed at 188BET at odds of 7/10 – pretty decent considering how much of a favourite Portugal are for this game.