Syria vs Iran
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Asia (Group A)
Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Kick-off: 12:00 UK
Venue: Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium, Seremban (Malaysia).
Syria sit fourth in the 6-team Group A after with 4 points after four matchdays in the World Cup Qualification campaign. A narrow 1-0 away win at China and a goal-less draw at home against South Korea are the best points so far. While they struggle to find any consistency and lost to mediocre teams like Uzbekistan and Qatar. Despite in the win against China, Syria have failed to score in the other three games. Their 4 points give them some hope to qualification hopes, if they manage to pull out some surprise results in the remaining 6 games.
Iran are unbeaten in the third round of qualifiers and are coming on the back of a priceless 1-0 win against Korea at home. After four match weeks, Iran are top of the group with 10 points from their 4 matches. Uzbekistan at the second place has 9 points, while Korea has 7 and the table can turn depending upon the results elsewhere. But Iran will back their strength, which is a strong defense yet to breach in this campaign so far.
Syria vs Iran: Live Streaming
The World Cup Qualifying match between Syria and Iran can be streamed Live for FREE at AFC’s official YouTube channel. The link can be found here.
Syria vs Iran: Head-to-head stats
The last meeting between the two sides was four years ago in a friendly at Iran on June 2011 which the hosts won by a 2-1 margin. This was Iran’s third win in a row against Syria in all competitions.
Iran can boast of a solid head-to-head record against Syria after picking 7 wins, 5 draws from the 13 meetings since 1970, while were beaten just once. The lone defeat has to be dated back to the calendar year 1973 when Syria took a narrow 1-0 win.
Also, 10 of the last 13 meetings between Iran and Syria happened in the World Cup Qualifying fixtures. The overall stats read 5 draws, 4 wins for Iran and 1 win for Syria.
All of the previous 5 home matches of Syria versus Iran have seen under 2.5 goals.
Syria vs Iran: Prediction
Iran are the most efficient team in the Asian World Cup qualifiers and have a knack of picking up crucial points. This is all built on the back of a flawless defense who are very reliable. At the same time, Iran doesn’t score many goals in competitive games. But they know how to take an early lead and protect it for the majority of the game.
Syria haven’t done much to convince that they have a team to battle out with the big teams of Asia. They have some big problems in the goal-scoring department and managed just 1 goal from the 4 games in the qualifiers so far. Based on the stats and head-to-head Iran look good for a win and is very likely that they snatch this by a 1-0 margin.
Syria vs Iran: Bet Tips
Iran to win 1-0 at full-time at 5.50 (9/2)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.73 (8/11).