If you think Iran are in the World Cup just to make up the numbers, think again. This side punched above its weight in Asian qualifying, beating regional favourites South Korea twice in the process. The side has immense self-belief and a game-plan based on retention of possession and disciplined defence.

Group F is not the easiest of groups at the 2014 World Cup, but Iran will know that a win and a draw could be enough to see them through to the next round. Their first target will be Nigeria, who they could knock over, and they’ll then want to catch either Argentina or Bosnia off guard. Qualification showed they’re capable of upsets, so get them at 9/2 to qualify at Ladbrokes.


Iran World Cup Winner Odds


Iran’s Upcoming Fixtures

Date (GMT) Team vs Team Betting Tips
16 Jun 19:00 Iran vs Nigeria View Tips
21 Jun 16:00 Argentina vs Iran View Tips
25 Jun 16:00 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran View Tips


Iran’s Next Match Odds

  Ladbrokes William Hill Paddy Power Bet365 Betfred
Iran to Win 3 5/2 5/2 5/2 3
Draw 2 2 2 2 2
Nigeria to Win 1 5/4 5/4 5/4 5/4


Iran World Cup Results