Vietnam vs Iran
Asia-AFC Asian Cup.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Al Nahyan Stadium (Abu Dhabi).
The Golden Dragons are in for a real challenge as they face Iran in their second group match in the Asian Cup.
The team from Southeast Asia started their tournament with a harsh 3-2 loss against Iraq. A last-minute blemish saw them lose a match in which they had the lead two times. The team ranked 100 in the FIFA official rankings had a great time last year. They won the AFF Suzuki Cup beating Malaysia 1-0 in the finals.
But after a great start, they were not able to defend properly in the last minutes of the game. After being unbeaten in 8 matches of the Suzuki Cup, this was their first defeat. In 4 of their last 5 matches, the final score was over 2.5 goals in total.
Iran has a great mental advantage as they have been part of the World Cup last summer. They started the Asian Cup with a whopping 5-0 win over Yemen. After taking a 3-0 lead in the first half, they slotted in 2 more in the second to complete a great start to the season.
In their last 4 competitive games, “Team Melli” has 3 wins and a defeat. A win would help them stay at the top of the table and make sure they progress to the knockout stages.
While a win is a must for Vietnam or else they may be looking at an early exit from Asia’s biggest international tournament.
Vietnam vs Iran: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is their first ever competitive game against each other.
Vietnam vs Iran: Prediction
From the way Iranians played their group opener, we may be in for a massively one-sided match on Saturday. They will run ragged through the defense of Vietnam who has already conceded under pressure. S we can expect Carlos Queiroz’s team to win at both half time and full time with 1.75 odds.
Team Melli has made 20 goals attempts in their first group match against Yemen. They are strong in attack as that match has already shown. Forwards like Ashkan Dejagah and Mehdi Taremi will be dangerous in front of the Vietnam goal. So a bet can be placed on Iran scoring 2 or more team goals with 2.00 odds.
Vietnam vs Iran: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Iran/Iran @ 1.75 (3/4).
Iran: Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.00 (1/1).