Iran vs Portugal Today’s Soccer Prediction
The certainty I have is that if Iran were in another group, the team would be more likely to be fighting for the standings in this round. But, come on: what greater chance than to depend on you, right? To be in the next round in this hotly contested group, Iran needs victory tonight. The opponent to be faced is strong, but not unbeatable. From what Iran has demonstrated, it is possible to dream.
The team has a combination in the way of acting that makes you very competitive. Iran defends itself as few, knowing how to withstand the pressures of the highest echelon. When it goes to the attack, it is able to bother to whom it faces. The problem is that, in order to remain defenseless almost defenseless, Iran spends little energy on the field of attack. As only victory matters to you here, it will be curious to see if Iran will give up its preferred form of acting. To win, you will have to expose yourself. Will it still be tough this way?
Coach Carlos Queiroz should have the same basis as the last duel. Alireza Jahanbakhsh, recovering from injury, is still doubtful for this duel, but will remain on the bench anyway.
Portugal has also been known to suffer in the competition. Having the best player in the World, Cristiano Ronaldo, to make the difference for themselves in the field on the offensive line – scored the four goals of Portugal in this competition – Portugal is getting their points. This afternoon, to qualify, Portugal need only a draw. To stay with the first place of the group, will have to overcome Spain in the points or in the balance of goals.
Despite dreaming of the first place, I imagine that Portugal will surprise and give the ball to the opponent, hoping it will leave his comfort zone on the pitch. In this way, having a thriving offensive line for counterattacks, Portugal expects in thrusts to be lethal. Being tough to adjust to what the duel demands, having the best player in the world to make a difference for you in the field, in any case, Portugal believes in having what it takes to achieve the classification.
Coach Fernando Santos has his best base for this match.
It must be a contested game. I do not imagine that Iran loses so much of its adjusted collective game if it plays more aggressively. Portugal is strong, but has been very dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo. The European team likes to get complicated in this type of game where it is seen like great favorite. It will be a disputed game, but for Iran’s way of playing more exposed, because Portugal is not a tactic and Cristiano Ronaldo, I imagine a game more open and with some goals.
Prediction Today: Over 1.5 Goals