Iran vs Syria prediction: Group A opens with a match between Iran and Syria at Azadi Stadium. In addition to a squad with many stars playing in Europe, Iran also receives great expectations after their performance under coach Marc Wilmots. In the group that includes South Korea, UAE, and Iran, they will aim for the top 2 positions when Syria needs to save more points to hope for a surprise.
- Match date: 04:00 p.m – 2021/09/02
- Event: World Cup Qual. AFC
- Stage: Matchday 3rd
- Location: Azadi Stadium
IRAN VS SYRIA PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Iran is considered the number 1 seed of Group A with 3 times Asian championship and 5 times participating in the World Cup. Since coach Marc Wilmots took power in 2019, Iran has no longer hidden their ambition to reclaim the position from Japan. The record in the second leg of the second qualifying round of WC 2022 could not be more convincing with 4 wins. They got 17 goals and only received 1 goal conceded. Iran is extremely solid in defense but still effective on the offensive front.
Once defeated Syria themselves in a series of friendly matches in March with a score of 3-0. Iran is also having incredible stability with 7 consecutive victories. They only conceded 2 times and have 5 clean sheets. Experts are confident that “Team Mehli” will have a complete start with a gentle victory.
Syria has never attended the World Cup, but they are showing clear signs of improvement in recent years. The boldest mark is the achievement of 3rd in the WC 2018 qualifiers. Before they had to stop before Australia in the playoff match. The strong point is the strong defense along with the relatively uncomfortable attack. Syria has caused many difficulties for Iran in the previous congress and twice forced the opponent to divide points. With what has been shown, Syria will not be easily subdued even though they are underestimated in Group A.
The caution on the opening day and the good defensive ability of both teams will hardly contribute to many goals. In fact, the last ⅞ matches the two teams met often ended with a faint result. Especially in an important match like this re-introduction, that scenario is highly likely to be repeated.
Select: Under 2.5 FT.
In terms of class as well as performance at all levels, Syria cannot be compared with their opponent. Iran has attended the WC 5 times and won the AFC Cup 3 times. This is also the period when Iran is determined to return after appointing Marc Wilmots as head coach. The difference is quite clear when looking at the achievements of the two, Syria has never even made it past the group stage of the AFC.
Iran’s performance is also completely superior with 7 consecutive wins. Most recently, they had an important 1-0 victory over Iraq. The Persian team won 6/7 matches according to the Asian rafters and kept 5 clean sheets. On the contrary, Syria has lost in the last 4/6 matches, including a 0-3 defeat against Iran itself. In the Asian rafters, in the last 5 matches, Coach Stange’s team has lost 4 times. Having to play away from home in front of a different team like Iran makes Syria face a psychological disadvantage. The difference of the 2 goals for Iran is a reliable choice.
Select: Iran FT.
European odds highly appreciate that Iran has won this time. A convincing performance is full of stars and home-field advantage. It will be very difficult for Iran to make mistakes. With the difference between the two teams, the opportunity for Syria is not much.
Select: Iran FT.
Iran vs Syria Prediction: Iran 2 – 0 Syria FT (1-0 H1).
Iran: Beiranvand, Nourollahi, Khalilzadeh, Ezzatolahi, Moharrami, Hajsafi, Jahanbakhsh, Gholizadeh, Taromi, Kanaani, Azmoun.
Syria: Alma, Al Ajjan, Krouma, Mohammad Anz, Arnaout, Al Midani, Hamisha, Mawas, Al Hamawi, Aosman, Aldin Yasin.
The above is information about the prediction in the 3rd match of World Cup Qual. AFC between Iran vs Syria on 2021/09/02 of the CMD368 bookie.