Free World Cup Pick Iran vs Portugal
Looking for Iran vs. Portugal free picks? 2018 Russia World Cup betting sees Iran taking on Portugal on Saturday, June 25th, at Mordovia Stadium in Saransky, Russia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all 2018 World Cup soccer matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily soccer predictions.
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Iran vs. Portugal
Date: Monday, June 25th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Mordovia Stadium in Saransky, Russia
World Cup Moneyline Odds: Iran +525, Portugal -160, Draw +275
World Cup Spread Betting Odds: Iran +1 (-130), Portugal -1 (+110)
World Cup Betting Total: 2
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Strategically, Iran played a smart game against Spain. They parked the bus and tried to steal a point from Spain.
It worked for the first half, but Diego Costa finally put Spain on the board with a goal in the 53rd minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo put up a goal in the fourth minute, but that was it for Ronaldo and Portugal. However, that would be good enough to get past Morocco.
Had Iran been able to keep Spain off the scoreboard, they would have had a legitimate shot at advancing to the knockout stage, but they were unable to keep the shut out alive.
This is a must win for Iran and it’ll be tough. Not only to actually muster up some offense, but to keep Ronaldo off the scoreboard.
Iran has yet to actually score a goal and someone will have to generate some offense. They didn’t put up a shot on goal against Spain and they will obviously have to change against Portugal.
Moving forward, Portugal needs someone to step up besides Ronaldo. Goncalo Cuedas needs to help out, Bernardo Silva maybe, someone needs to be a threat on the offensive attack.
Defensively, Portugal has been leaky, as well. Morocco had their chances and put together a few sustained attacks, but they just couldn’t convert.
Morocco nearly went 50/50 with Portugal in terms of possession and Morocco put a couple of shots on goal. Against better offensive teams this could potentially pose a problem for Portugal.
Portugal will have to tighten up defensively if they want to make a deep run.
Free Iran vs. Portugal World Cup Prediction:
The safe bet is taking Portugal to win this game straight up. Portugal should win and move on to the knockout stage.
4* Free World Cup Betting Pick: Portugal -1
However, taking Portugal straight up isn’t the best value pick on the board. The pick for that if you want a little more value is taking Portugal covering the one goal.
Ronaldo is clearly good for one goal and maybe someone else for Portugal scores in this one. Or Ronaldo scores more than one goal, either or works.
World Cup Free Score Prediction: Portugal 2 – Iran 0
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