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United Arab Emirates vs Iran: Prediction and Betting Tips

17:45, Oct 07 2021
UAE vs Iran prediction for Thursday’s Asian World Cup qualification Group A showdown at Zabeel Stadium in Dubai. Two points from two games UAE who lie at the third place in Group A host leaders with six points from two games Iran in an important match for the hosts. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

UAE need to prove themselves against the top

It has been 31 years since UAE last appeared in the World Cup, 1990 to be exact. As a result, the Whites are eager to get back to the world’s most prestigious football competition. However, their latest results are not encouraging as they drew with two of the weaker teams in the group namely Lebanon and Syria.

Consequently, playing Iran will be a real test for Bert Van Marwjik’s team. Nonetheless, UAE are undefeated in their last six world cup qualifying matches. However, their four wins in that run came against teams ranked lower than 95 in the world. Hence it is crucial to get a good result here if they want to prove themselves that they deserve to be in the finals.

UAE Key Stats

  • UAE are undefeated in their last nine games
  • The Whites scored in eight of their last ten games
  • In the last ten games, UAE had five clean sheets

Iran to maintain their undefeated record against their hosts

At 22nd on the Fifa world ranking, Iran are the highest-ranked Asian team. “Team Meli” reached the World Cup finals five times but never got past the group stages. Also, they won the AFC Asian Cup three times. However, Iran lost their grip on that competition as the last time they won was in 1976.

Nevertheless, a very promising start to the final phase of the World Cup qualification saw Iran register two wins. As a result, coach Dragan Skocic’s team look in a comfortable position at the top of Group A. Notably, Iran are undefeated in 13 matches against UAE and conceded just one goal in the process in a 1-1 draw in 2008.

Iran Key Points

  • Iran are on a nine-match winning streak
  • “Team Meli” scored in all of their last ten matches
  • In their last ten matches, Iran had eight clean sheets

UAE vs Iran Prediction

The high odds for an Iran win in this match which is 2.10 at Vbet is due to two factors. Firstly, the UAE won three of their last four home matches. Secondly, the hosts did not lose in six of their last eight World Cup matches.

However, Iran’s record against the UAE remains a confidence booster for the visiting team. Moreover, coach Skocic’s team is arguably the best Asian team currently in terms of results and rankings. 

Hence we think a combo bet at Vbet concerning a double chance to minimize the outcome risk and over 1.5 goals, seems to be a very probable one.

UAE vs Iran Betting Tips

X or 2 and Over 1.5 Goals 1.91 at Vbet

1 or 2 and Under 3.5 goals 1.61 at Vbet

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