Lebanon vs Iran: Prediction and Betting Tips

12:00, Nov 11 2021
Lebanon vs Iran prediction for Thursday’s Asian World Cup qualifying showdown at Saida Municipal Stadium in Sidon. Group A leaders and still undefeated Iran will travel to Lebanon who are in third place in round five of the Asian World Cup Qualifiers for Qatar 2022. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page. 

A point for Lebanon will be a great achievement

After beating Syria in the last round, Lebanon have a real chance of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in their history. However, the Cedars’ Men are faced with a tough challenge in the fifth round as they host Iran one of the best Asian teams currently. To Point out, Lebanon has five points from four matches ( W1, D2, L1) and a win would strengthen their position in third place.

Ranked at 92 on the Fifa world rankings Lebanon is considered as a level three team in  Asia. Markedly, this is the second time Lebanon reach the final phase of the Asian WCQ rounds. During their current campaign, coach Ivan Hasek plays a balanced style between defense and offense. In effect, the Cedars’ Men have scored three goals and let in three in their four games. And coming into this match, Hasek has some serious injury problems to key players.

Iran looking to strengthen their lead of the group

At 22 in the world, Iran are the best-ranked Asian football team. Moreover, they reached a record 15h position in 2005. Notably, Team Melli qualified for the last two World Cups in Brazil and Russia. However, in their previous last five appearances in the WC Iran haven’t passed the group stage. Nonetheless, team Melli had a very good WC 2018 campaign gathering four points from a win over Morocco and a draw with Portugal. 

Iran set the pace in group A for the Qatar 2022 qualification final phase as they won their first three matches. In fact, coach Dragan Skocic’s team won all three matches scoring five and receiving no goals. In their latest game, Iran drew with South Korea at home 1-1 conceding their first goal in six games. Surely, Skocic will chase a win in Sidon to further enhance their lead at the top.

Lebanon vs Iran Key points

  • Iran are undefeated in 11 games
  • Three of Lebanon’s last five games at home saw under 2.5 goals
  • Iran have four clean sheets in their last four away matches

Lebanon vs Iran Prediction

In the last five meetings between these two Iran won four times and Lebanon once. Notably, all of Iran’s wins were by three-goal margins or more. Hence it is of no surprise that the bookies favor the Melli Team to win with 1.45 odds at Vbet.

Furthermore, coach Skocic has a very effective offensive lineup that scored in all previous eight WCQ games. On the other hand, Lebanon have two clean sheets in their last seven WCQ matches. As a result, and according to the market stats, there is a 90% chance for Iran to win.

As for the total goals market, the bookies are favoring a low-scoring game paying 1.55 for under 2.5 goals. Since Lebanon will be playing a defensive game to avoid defeat we think this outcome is probable hence we will combine the outright winner with the total goals scored for our prediction.

Lebanon vs Iran Betting Tips

Draw or Iran win and under 2.5 goals 1.63 at Vbet

Lebanon win or Iran win and over 1.5 goals 1.79 at Vbet

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