Iraq vs Iran
Asian World Cup Qualifiers 2022
Date: 7 September 2021, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Khalifa International Stadium.
The hosts play neighbors Iran in a neutral venue in an encounter that is set to be physical right from the 1st minute of the game as both these sides will be looking to aim for personal glory.
The home side currently sit in 4th position in the third round of qualifying with just 1 point in their pockets.
Iraq come off a very hard-fought draw against South Korea in a game that ended 0-0 at full time.
In that game, South Korea had 69% of the ball, while Iraq had just 31% of possession.
Iran sit on top of the tree in the third round of qualifying in group A as they have 3 points on the board.
The away side come in this fixture on the back of a 1-0 win against Syria.
A 56th minute goal from Feyenoord’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh was enough for the Iranians to claim victory.
This encounter is once again set to be tight with skill and quality being the difference if a side has to get all three points.
Iraq vs Iran Head-to-Head
- Both these sides have faced each other 8 times.
- Iraq have recorded 3 wins while Iran have recorded 4 victories.
- 18 goals have been scored in these 8 encounters, an average 2.25 goals.
- Iran won the last encounter 1-0 between these two sides with Sardar Azmoun scored the goal in that 1-0 win.
Iraq vs Iran Prediction
Both teams will be looking to get on the scoresheet, but the lack of quality in attack for the Iraqi team will make them do most of their work in defense.
Hence, we see that Iran will be winning this game with the odds stacked at 1.75.
On the other hand, we see only one team getting on the scoresheet and we back the odds at 1.75.
Iraq vs Iran: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.75
Full Time Result: Iran @ 1.75