Morocco vs Iran: Preview, predictions, head to head, etc

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/06/2018

Morocco will entertain Iran on Friday at the Krestovsky Stadium on Friday, the meeting is the first-ever meeting between the two sides, here are other facts and details you need to know about the World Cup clash between the Atlas Lions and Iran.

TEAM NEWS:

MOROCCO:

Nabil Dirar is doubtful for the Atlas Lion of Morocco in their game against Iran, the forward also missed their last two friendlies matches against Slovakia and Estonia due to a calf.

IRAN:

Carlos Queiroz will be without suspended Saeid Ezatolahi, there are also doubts over the fitness of Mehidi Taremi and Askhan Dejagah going into the game against Morocco.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Both teams have not played against each other, this will be first meeting between the two side.

RECENT FORM:

MOROCCO:

Herve Renard’s side has been in a remarkable form prior to the World Cup, they have won four games and drew one in their last five games.

IRAN:

Out of Iran’s three friendly games, they won two and lost one which means they are not in bad form either ahead of the clash against Morocco.

PREDICTION:

Morocco 2-1 Iran

PROBABLE LINE-UPS:

MOROCCO:

Monir El Kajoui; Hamza Mendyl, Romain Saiss, Mehdi Benatia, Achraf Hakimi; Hakim Ziyech, Mbark Boussoufa, Younes Belhanda, Karim El Ahmadi, Noureddine Amrabat; Khalid Boutaib

IRAN:

Ali Beiranvand; Milad Mohammadi, Morteza Pouraliganji, Roozbeh Cheshmi, Pejman Montazeri; Masoud Shojaei, Ehsan Haji Safi, Omid Ebrahimi; Vahid Amiri, Sardar Azmoun, Alireza Jahanbakhsh

 

 
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