Iran vs Portugal Odds

Iran vs Portugal World Cup 2018

We're down to the final matches in Group B and for Portugal and Iran there's still everything to play for.

After an opening draw against Spain and a narrow win over a Moroccan side that outplayed them, Portugal will have to work hard against Iran who showed they are well in the hunt in their performance against Spain.

Iran's luck has swung in both directions so far in this tournament. They received a gift of an own goal in the dying stages of their match against Morocco, securing a 1-0 victory, while a lucky Diego Costa strike ensured they come into this one with one loss and one win.

Portugal can draw this one and still progress, and so much will depend on the results in Group A. Neither Spain nor Portugal will want to play against Russia in the second round, and the result of their group will be confirmed prior to kickoff. Make sure you check out the result there before placing a bet on this match.

Iran will do their best to have their say, although we don't think they can win this match regardless of whether Portugal are looking to draw or win. The 2016 European champions will start at odds of -166 to win this match, which has come in from -280. The Iranians are outsiders at +443. This more than anything highlights the expected gulf between the two nations. The draw is also available at +296.

We're backing Portugal to get the job done here, although in terms of the score it's certainly hard to get a read on this Portuguese side - they are capable of goals although often scrape home against lower-ranked nations.

We're going with a conservative 1-0 scoreline here, which has been the trend at this World Cup.

Iran vs Portugal Betting Tips

  • 1

    Correct Score - Portugal 1-0 @ +384

  • 2

    Which Teams Will Score? - Portugal only @ +134

  • 3

    Over/Under - Under +2.5 @ -177

  • 4

    Anytime Goalscorer - Cristiano Ronaldo @ -109

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Portugal's favouritism, while expected, does not offer the betting community much in terms of head to head odds, and therefore you will be next to no chance of a large payout. The best option may be to place a parlay bet, combining this head to head result with other sure things in the final round of matches. Spain's concurrent match against Morocco is certainly a good pick.

There are alternatives, particularly if betting on multiple matches at once is not your style. Our pick is the half-time/full-time double, where you place your bet against the result at the interval and at the end of the match. Despite their tendency to score in the second half, Portugal are highly likely to score early against a team like Iran, so the +174 on offer for the Portugal - Portugal double is a fantastic option that is slightly better than a 2:1 outlay.

The over/under market is slightly more difficult to pick, as we mentioned above. Portugal's results vary significantly, and while they should put a number of goals on the Iranians, something tells us it won't be that simple. We're picking the under here, which is paying -177 with a split of +2.5 goals.

If you are happy with the overs, there's little point in just betting that there will be less than 2.5 goals in the match. The smart pick would be to utilise the matchbet and totals market, allowing you to parlay the under +2.5 into a Portuguese victory. This would give you much higher odds (+199).

Finally, there's always the correct score market for those who want to really press for a large payout. Portugal 1-0 is paying +394.